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If you’re thinking about buying a house, you probably know the sobering realities in the mortgage market. Thanks to strict federal rule changes in the wake of the housing bust, it can be tough to qualify for a loan. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health was awarded a $3.5 million grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support public-health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities and control health care spending. more
Natural gas for January in the U.S. Northeast is the most expensive in more than a decade on concern that pipelines may not be able to ship enough fuel, risking a repeat of last winter’s record prices, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
PAWTUCKET – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee this month hosted a ceremonial signing at Slater Mill for three bills that aim to increase local renewable energy while allowing Rhode Island to participate in the development of a clean, secure, regional energy system. more
At the conclusion of its 2014 legislative session, the General Assembly passed the Rhode Island Access to Medical Technology Innovation Act and Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed the bill into law effective July 1, 2014. more
In the first installment of this series on manufacturing in Rhode Island, we talked about innovation, growth and new job creation – all byproducts of a healthy manufacturing environment, one which has changed from mass production to mass customization. Today I’ll describe the support infrastructure that has fueled this transformation, and is poised to support continuing growth. more
To Rhode Island’s seemingly weekly appearance on some list or another decrying its fiscal position or business environment, we can add one more walk of shame. more
Supporters of burying high-voltage lines between Providence and East Providence waited 11 years for a detailed estimate of how much the project would cost. Now that it’s in, they have sticker shock. more
There may be fewer military boots on the ground overseas, but here at home there have been major campaigns in the housing market this year directed at veterans. more
What business owners need to know about changes in health care laws, corporate income and estate tax codes, the potential for a federal Internet tax and a new electronic unemployment claims process will be the focus of the PBN Summit on Government Regulations & Business Nov. 6. more
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