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PROVIDENCE – The R.I. State Council on the Arts in January announced $139,877 in grants to schools, organizations, community centers and artists. more
BOSTON – Gov. Charlie D. Baker announced a 90-day pause on all new regulations to help facilitate the streamlining of “unnecessarily burdensome regulations on the commonwealth’s small businesses and job creators,” according to a statement. more
BOSTON – Four national banks agreed to pay a total of $2.7 million and undertake measures to facilitate the repair of defective property titles, resolving claims that they unlawfully foreclosed on properties in the state when they did not hold the mortgages. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has defeated a legal challenge from OppenheimerFunds Inc. to its plan to sell $594 million of debt backed by tobacco-company payments. more
For more than a decade beginning in 2001, manufacturing jobs left the state and country in droves. But as Rhode Island’s economy slowly creeps back and the cost of doing business overseas increases, some of those jobs may be returning. more
For the past three years, Mary Lu Bilek has been dean of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth School of Law, where she has supported pursuit of accreditation by the American Bar Association and real-world educational programs for new lawyers. Late last year, the law school launched a Commonwealth Fellows program that discounts tuition by $5,000 for qualified students, lowering the rate from $24,178 to under $20,000 a year. more
Developers of the newly constructed, $113 million New Bedford marine terminal are optimistic about the future of wind energy and the facility itself, despite seeing Cape Wind – expected to be their first and largest tenant – recently lose two major electricity contracts. more
Commercial real estate vacancies in Rhode Island continued to tighten last year in both the downtown and suburban markets, as the regional economy strengthened, according to the 2015 Commercial Real Estate Outlook, prepared by CB Richard Ellis-New England. more
When Beth Cunha tells her students how some of the United States’ best colleges and universities are right here in Rhode Island, she often hears the response: “It doesn’t matter, Miss. I wouldn’t get in anyway. I don’t have the money and ‘they’ would never give someone like me a scholarship.” more
How do you respond to your customers’ words and barriers? more
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