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Maine Gov. Paul LePage now keeps a roll of duct tape on his desk as a reminder to himself. “We all have faults - mine is that I can’t keep my mouth shut.” more
The U.S. economy expanded more than estimated in the second quarter, providing evidence that growth is picking up as the nation overcomes the effects of federal tax increases and budget cuts. more
A superior court judge Wednesday allowed the bulk of Rhode Island’s lawsuit against the architects of the 38 Studios LLC loan deal to proceed, dismissing only a few portions of the complaint. more
Housing, social service and defense industry leaders will join Rhode Island’s U.S. Senate delegation Wednesday for a roundtable discussion on the local impacts of federal spending cuts known as sequestration. more
(Updated, 9 a.m.) Rhode Island leaders are prepared to allow 38 Studios LLC’s federal bankruptcy trustee to use assets salvaged from the defunct video game company to investigate claims against its former executives and architects of a failed $75 million state loan guarantee. more
Since Congress has taken off on its annual summer recess, you might assume that nothing is happening on Capitol Hill that could affect the taxes you pay on your home. Quite the reverse. more
Mediation has broken down between Touro Synagogue in Newport and the nation’s first Jewish congregation, the Associate Press reported Tuesday. more
Do 75 million homeowners need their own advocate before Congress and federal agencies on issues such as the mortgage interest tax deduction, retention of low down payment loans, and the start of tougher financing rules next January? more
The death by veto of a bill empowering the Providence Redevelopment Agency to construct new buildings “is not going to stop us” from helping Brown University revive the former South Street Power Station, according to Providence Economic Development Director James Bennett. more
Industry groups of all stripes have come to fear the end of the General Assembly session, when unheralded bills affecting their bottom lines can appear suddenly and become law with little debate. more
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