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The United States has lost a year of scientific innovation due to the budget cuts known as sequestration. Faced with limited resources, the nation’s largest supporters of research in medicine, science and engineering have funded very little new work in the past year, focusing instead on projects already underway. New ideas from scientists in Rhode Island and around the country have been put on hold. If these budget reductions continue, the nation can and will lose its pre-eminence in science and technology. more
A shutdown of the U.S. government would reduce fourth-quarter economic growth by as much as 1.4 percentage points depending on its length, economists say, as government workers from park rangers to telephone receptionists are furloughed. more
President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans share one piece of common ground in the stalemate over the budget and the debt ceiling: Neither side wants to budge. more
The economy expanded at faster pace in the second quarter from the previous three months, a sign the U.S. was weathering federal budget cutbacks and higher taxes. more
BOSTON – The state’s controversial “tech tax” needs to be “repealed and replaced,” Gov. Deval L. Patrick told the Boston Herald last week, a shift from his previous stance. more
Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, far left, and the Fungamaniacs celebrate after crossing the finish line at the third annual BoldrDash Mud Race. Held Sept. 14-15 at Exeter’s Yawgoo Valley Ski & Water Park, the event attracted more than 2,000 adults and children who worked their way through obstacle courses. Pictured with Fung, from left, are Lynn Hall, president of BoldrDash Race LLC, and Fung’s teammates, Barbara Ann Fenton and Danny Hall. more
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe wants to build an S-shaped casino that would rise from a forested area in Taunton, Mass., and, Indian leaders say, lift them out of poverty. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin served as the National Association of Attorneys General representative to the 18th annual International Association of Prosecutors in Moscow, leading a discussion on human rights and the principle of equality. more
LA MALBAIE, Quebec – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee last week described the 37th annual Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers as “fruitful, collaborative and relationship-strengthening.” more
JOHNSTON – The town will get $5 million as part of two out-of-court settlements over a dispute about odors from the Central Landfill, The Associated Press reported. more
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