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American assembly lines churned out more cars, electronics and furniture in November, showing manufacturing will help the world’s largest economy strengthen in 2014. more
The R.I. Housing Resources Commission has awarded $11.5 million in grants to 26 affordable housing projects in the state as part of the Building Homes Rhode Island program, HousingWorks Rhode Island said Monday. more
The Conservation Law Foundation filed a lawsuit Monday against the owners and operators of Rhode Island’s Central Landfill in Johnston for violations of the Clean Air Act. more
BOSTON – A Mansfield company is among the Massachusetts firms receiving a portion of the $3.7 million Workforce Training Fund General Program Grants announced this month. more
Cape Wind, the proposed $2.6 billion wind farm off the coast of Massachusetts criticized by local residents, including the Kennedy family, will qualify for a key federal tax credit that expires at the end of the year, according to its turbine supplier Siemens AG, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts plans to sell $525 million of general-obligation bonds for a capital plan that includes an extension of Boston’s Green Line train and an overhaul of the city’s South Station rail hub, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
Unable to resolve contentious disagreements over tolls on Aquidneck Island bridges, Rhode Island lawmakers last summer decided instead to re-evaluate the state’s entire transportation-funding structure. more
Ruarri J. Miller’s search for a site to build apartments for aspiring young businesspeople took him to old mills in Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls. But ultimately Miller chose downtown Woonsocket, not just for its real estate, but for the enthusiasm and eagerness community leaders showed toward outside investment and his unconventional idea. more
PROVIDENCE – R.I. Senate Majority Leader Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-North Providence, announced this month plans to introduce legislation to prohibit the use of the state’s retirement system funds to pay the state’s legal cost in its defense of the unions’ court challenge of pension reforms enacted into law in 2011, or similar cases that may arise. more
NEW BEDFORD – The city is hoping to remove an underground oil storage tank near the Cliftex Mills with help from federal grants, according to www.southcoasttoday.com. more
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