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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
The U.S. Small Business Administration has extended its fee-reduction program that was set to have expired at the end of fiscal year 2014. more
Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Rhode Island’s credit outlook from negative to stable while maintaining an Aa2 bond rating, the agency announced Monday. more
Manufacturing has changed greatly in the past 20 years in Rhode Island. We’ve moved from a mass- production environment to a mass-customization environment and many facets of this transformation are now critical to the region’s economic vitality. Let’s take a look at how local and global influences have had an impact on the Ocean State and how the state can move forward based on what can be learned from its recent experience. more
BOSTON – John Hancock Life Insurance Co., along with a subsidiary broker-dealer, last week agreed to refund senior citizens in Massachusetts more than $550,000 to settle allegations that it failed to supervise one if its representatives, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training will receive a $161,417 federal grant to fund a study on best practices for a paid-caregiver-leave program. more
BOSTON – The Massachusetts “clean energy” sector saw double-digit job growth for the third consecutive year and now employs more than 88,000 workers in the state, Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced last week. more
It’s known in Newport as the “road to nowhere.” more
The “Vote Yes on 4” campaign in support of a $125 million bond issue to build new engineering facilities at the University of Rhode Island gets underway Sept. 29 at Toray Plastics (America) at Quonset Point in North Kingstown. From left, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello; Cheryl Merchant, president and CEO of Hope Global; Raymond M. Wright, dean of URI’s College of Engineering and David M. Dooley, URI president, discuss the initiative. more
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