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The votes against allowing casinos in two Massachusetts towns reveal clear winners and losers as they shed light on the continuing expansion of gambling in the Bay State, according to the Boston Business Journal. more
U.S. stocks advanced, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for a record close, as investors awaited data this week on jobs and economic growth for clues on when the Federal Reserve will cut stimulus. more
BlackRock Inc. and Fidelity Investments will be studied by U.S. regulators who are in the early stages of reviewing whether asset managers pose a potential risk to the financial system. more
The Rhode Island Bays, Rivers and Watersheds Coordination Team announced Monday that it will dedicate roughly $900,000 to stormwater management, maritime economic development, climate change adaptation and freshwater monitoring in fiscal year 2014. more
WASHINGTON – On the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development allocated $5 billion through a second round of recovery funds to five states and New York City. That figure included $16 million for Rhode Island. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Attorney General last week filed a complaint in R.I. Superior Court citing the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission for a “willful or knowing violation” of the R.I. Open Meetings Act, according to a statement. more
For Jeffrey R. Cares, chairman and founder of Newport-based Alidade Inc., a small research and analysis firm working on the future of the military, his laptop is command central. more
There are plenty of seats available on trains heading to and from Rhode Island’s commuter-rail stations in Warwick and North Kingstown this fall. Empty parking spaces in the large, new garages next to those stations are also abundant. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee leads the Oct. 30 groundbreaking for R.I. Resource Recovery Corporation’s $27 million wastewater pre-treatment facility. The construction project is expected to create 200 jobs and is slated for completion in early 2015. From left: Resource Recovery commissioner Sheila Dormody; Resource Recovery Executive Director Mike OConnell; Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena; North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi; Carlin Contracting Co. Executive Vice President Nelson Haeseler; Chafee; Resource Recovery board Chairman Michael Sabitoni and O’Brien & Gere Vice President Kevin Bryant. more
With critics calling for radical change to the R.I. Economic Development Corporation in the wake of the 38 Studios disaster, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee turned to Marcel A. Valois, a trusted name who had run the quasi-state agency 16 years earlier. And within weeks, the choice seemed to have a calming effect on the organization, which had just been overhauled and seen the departure of a large portion of management. more
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