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President Barack Obama recently took some heat for saying that marijuana is no worse than alcohol, and perhaps less dangerous “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.” more
In fiscal 2013, the U.S. government entered into contracts to be performed in Rhode Island with a value of more than $766 million. These contracts were for goods and services as diverse as construction services, underwater sound equipment and clambakes. more
In October, the Science Coalition published a study that identified 100 U.S. companies that trace their roots to federally funded university research and highlighted their role in strengthening innovation and bolstering the economy. more
The nation has watched Rhode Island’s long struggle to repair its public pension system as a possible prologue to retirement overhaul efforts across the country. more
Perched at the edge of the Ten Mile River in Attleboro, Homestead Hard Cider is the vision made real by two 24-year-old hometown entrepreneurs who happen to be in perfect synch with the revitalization of their city and a two-state focus on improving water quality in the river that runs through Massachusetts and Rhode Island. more
PROVIDENCE – A former New York Public Library official has been selected as the Providence Public Library’s new executive director, The Associated Press reported last week. more
It’s time Rhode Islanders get serious about the threat climate change presents to property, roads and outdated drainage systems, says Grover Fugate, executive director of the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council. more
Bank of America Corp. won’t face damages claims related to its 2009 Merrill Lynch acquisition in a lawsuit filed by the N.Y. Attorney General’s Office. more
A total of more than $14.8 million in Rhode Island tax credits were granted in fiscal year 2014, according to the recently published Tax Credit and Incentive Report. more
T.F. Green Airport was supposed to be flying high again. more
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