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Commerce in the West Elmwood neighborhood near Providence’s Armory District is a shadow of its manufacturing heyday in the early 20th century. more
The R.I. Science & Technology Advisory Council has awarded more than $800,000 in grants to seven teams of researchers for projects on climate change and marine issues, as well as development of communications to bring those issues to the public, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced Friday. more
Court-ordered settlement talks between the state and Rhode Island public employees and retirees over cuts in pension benefits have broken down, sending the dispute to trial, both parties in the case said Friday. more
Seven Rhode Island physicians are among 4,000 doctors and organizations nationwide who received at least $1 million in Medicare reimbursements in 2012, according to an unprecedented and controversial set of data released this week. more
CVS Caremark Corp. and the Securities and Exchange Commission have reached an agreement to settle charges first made public in August relating to pharmacy benefits contracts and the accounting treatment of its 2008 purchase of Longs Drugs. more
U.S. states took in 6.1 percent more revenue in fiscal 2013 than they did the year before for a record $846.2 billion, according to the Census Bureau. more
Rhode Island ranks among the worst states for transparency of government spending data, according to a study by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund released Tuesday. Rhode Island’s overall score of 62 out of a possible 100 earned the state a grade of D+ and ranked Rhode Island as the ninth least-transparent state in the country. more
U.S. House Republicans are showing no sign that they’ll move forward legislation the Senate passed restoring benefits for the long-term unemployed. more
(Updated, 5:34 p.m.) A Superior Court judge ordered state and public employee union representatives back into mediation on Monday after 61 percent of eligible police officers and retirees voted to reject the proposed settlement of the state’s pension lawsuit. more
The “knowledge economy” is a tantalizing vision as one path for Rhode Island to shake off the economic doldrums of its shrunken manufacturing base and maximize the talent and skill in the state’s colleges and forward-thinking businesses. more
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