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The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement agreement with the state of Rhode Island resolving violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and improving career opportunities for approximately 3,250 Rhode Islanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities. more
U.S. states took in 6.1 percent more revenue in fiscal 2013 than they did the year before for a record $846.2 billion, according to the Census Bureau. more
Rhode Island will receive $4.1 million in U.S. Housing and Urban Development grants to renew support for 36 local homeless housing and service programs in the state, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Tuesday. more
Rhode Island ranks among the worst states for transparency of government spending data, according to a study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund released Tuesday. Rhode Island’s overall score of 62 out of a possible 100 earned the state a grade of D+ and ranked Rhode Island as the ninth least-transparent state in the country. more
After dropping last week for the first time since early February, gasoline prices held steady this week in Rhode Island and rose in Massachusetts, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
U.S. House Republicans are showing no sign that they’ll move forward legislation the Senate passed restoring benefits for the long-term unemployed. more
Santander head of seafood-industry banking talks about the new position and the importance of the segment in the bank’s portfolio. more
Bristol County Savings Bank posted a net income of $9.9 million year-end 2013, an increase of 4.8 percent over the previous year, Chairman Dennis M. Cody said at the annual meeting of Beacon Bancorp, parent company of the bank, in March. more
Webster Bank is hosting its “Homebuyer Open House” at 50 of the bank’s locations on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to noon, according to a March 31 announcement from the bank. The open house will be held at bank branches in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. more
Jim Sampson, managing principal of Cornerstone Retirement Advisors, has been named one off Planadviser’s 2014 Top 100 Retirement Advisors, the Warwick-based benefit advisory firm announced April 2. This is the third year in a row Sampson has been named to the list. more
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