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Deborah A. Gist, Rhode Island’s commissioner of elementary and secondary education since 2009, is leaving to become superintendent of the Tulsa, Okla., school district. more
The R.I. Department of Labor and Training will continue offering a program in collaboration with the Center for Women & Enterprise to help unemployed Rhode Islanders start their own businesses. more
Total general revenue exceeded expected general revenue for the first three months of the fiscal year, according to the September monthly assessment report from the state Department of Revenue released on Tuesday. more
The share of U.S. mortgages that are seriously delinquent fell to the lowest in six years as the job market improved, allowing borrowers to stay current on payments while higher home prices made it easier for others to sell. more
In November 1998, attorneys general from across the country sealed a historic deal with the tobacco industry to pay for the health care costs of smoking. Things haven’t exactly worked out as planned. 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
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 R.I. Department of Revenue on Thursday released its economic development report for fiscal year 2012, providing a breakdown of tax incentives awarded by geographic region and company, and whether recipients met job-creation and wage-and-benefits goals. more
R.I. Superior Court Judge Bennett Gallo on Wednesday ruled against the Bellevue Ochre Point Neighborhood Association’s lawsuit opposing the welcome center planned for the grounds of The Breakers mansion. more
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