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Mayor Donald R. Grebien wants residents to go online and vote for the newly constructed Pawtucket River Bridge as the top transportation project in the country. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue corrected its fiscal year 2015 revenue assessment report for July 2014, determining that two errors were made, resulting in approximately $170,000 less revenue than was budgeted, instead of a previously reported surplus of nearly $300,000. more
Small businesses are working with Clean Water Action and the state Department of Environmental Management to recycle mercury-containing lighting fixtures, such as compact fluorescent bulbs. more
Colville Properties, owner of 28 rental properties in Fall River, has filed for Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy protection, citing problems with the city’s crime rate, as well as fire and uncooperative bankers, according to news reports. more
WalletHub, the personal finance social network, released a study looking at the rates at which S&P 100 companies are taxed at the state, federal and international levels. more
At least it’s not No. 1. Rhode Island ranked No. 14 on a list of states with the rudest drivers from Insure.com, which surveyed 2,000 drivers nationwide in July. more
The cost of living in the United States unexpectedly dropped in August for the first time in more than a year, showing inflation still is falling short of the Federal Reserve’s goal as policy makers meet. more
Two years after Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee sped up the pace of review of the state’s business regulations, the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Regulatory Reform has released its fourth and final report on the effort. more
Real gross domestic product grew in 292 of the nation’s 381 metropolitan areas last year, but the Providence-Warwick area saw a slowdown in the growth rate for the period, according to information released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis on Tuesday. more
Wynn Resorts Ltd., the casino company founded by Steve Wynn, was awarded the sole license to operate a casino in the Boston area, beating a rival plan from the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. more
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