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BOSTON – Robert Ross has been named chief of the Business and Labor Bureau, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
Caesars Entertainment Corp. withdrew from a partnership seeking a Massachusetts gambling license after a report on its involvement by state regulators became an obstacle to the casino project, Bloomberg News reported last week. more
PROVIDENCE – Women currently hold 34 percent of the appointments for 166 monitored boards and commissions in Rhode Island, according to the third annual RIGAP report. more
From above, the area around the Rhode Island capitol does not appear to lack parking. more
Oshean Inc., a nonprofit group formed to develop communications infrastructure in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts, announced the completion Friday of Beacon 2.0, a high-speed fiber-optic network connecting more than 100 schools, hospitals, libraries and government agencies. more
BOSTON – A group of businesses that advertised themselves as nonprofit foreclosure-prevention organizations was sued for allegedly soliciting and spending more than $350,000 in illegal advance fees from distressed homeowners, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced this month. more
The recent government shutdown and the debt limit have dominated the headlines, but a behind-the-scenes fight over federal mortgage policy has been brewing and it could affect your choices the next time you apply for a home loan. more
Coal is on its way out in New England and the future of the region’s largest coal-fired power plant, Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, is uncertain. more
Katharine Hazard Flynn has worked for the business community – specifically, the finance industry on Wall Street – and with the business community, through the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation. Now, in her new role as executive director of the University of Rhode Island’s Business Engagement Center, she is working for the university as well as for and with business and industry, seeking to connect employers with opportunities that “engage” URI’s resources, faculty and student body for mutual benefit. more
Standard & Poor’s recent upgrading of East Providence’s general-obligation debt rating from BB+ to A is giving some members of the local business community reason for optimism after struggling for years with the city’s building fiscal stress. more
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