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The U.S. Conference of Mayors’ award to Providence as one of four U.S. cities recognized with a 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award in City Livability was accepted by Providence Mayor Angel Taveras Friday. more
Six Rhode Island municipalities and 10 state and quasi-public agencies are in violation of the state’s Access to Public Records Act, according to an audit performed by the Access/RI nonprofit coalition and MuckRock collaborative news site and public records request platform. more
The R.I. Revenue Department collected $1.4 million in May through the state’s 5 percent hotel tax, a sum 17.5 percent higher than the $1.2 million collected a year earlier in May 2013, according to the latest revenue report. more
The maximum benefit rate for unemployment insurance will remain unchanged at $566 per week in fiscal year 2015, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training announced Wednesday. more
A case alleging racial and gender discrimination in the denial of a professor’s promotion has cost the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth nearly $1.2 million, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
Lending to Russian companies reached a crescendo last year, with international banks pledging $31 billion to OAO Rosneft to buy TNK-BP. As sanctions are tightened against the nation, however, even the smallest deals have dried up. more
Gasoline prices declined 4 cents in Rhode Island and 2 cents in Massachusetts this week, the third consecutive week of lower prices in both states, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
(Updated, 8:28 p.m.) Roger Williams University has chosen the former home of 38 Studios LLC as the new location for its downtown Providence campus, the school announced Monday. more
Six schools in Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., have been listed among The Princeton Review’s 2015 “Best 379 Colleges.” more
Rhode Island ranks as the least friendly state in the U.S. for small business, according to a new survey by Thumbtack.com of 12,000 entrepreneurs. more
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