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Nearly a year later than expected, Providence is back in the commercial-lending business. more
Business leaders hailed state lawmakers for ending Rhode Island’s prohibition on biweekly pay this past summer to remove what they described as a longstanding barrier to improving the state’s poor economic climate. more
Hours after the University of Notre Dame filed a religious challenge to the U.S. health care overhaul in Indiana federal court, a judge in Washington heard arguments in a lawsuit assailing tax provisions of the statute. more
New federal flood maps have made it difficult for some Rhode Island property owners to sell, insure or rebuild their houses, but state officials say the maps still understate how vulnerable beachfront communities are to future storms. more
BOSTON – Massachusetts charities that hire professional solicitors received an average of 34 percent of the proceeds collected during charitable campaigns in 2012, according to a report released last week by Attorney General Martha Coakley. more
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The United States overall boasts slightly fewer deficient and functionally obsolete bridges in 2013 than in recent years, but Rhode Island and Massachusetts structures still rank among the nation’s worst, according to a new report. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is seeking nominations for membership on the new Local Agriculture and Seafood Act Advisory Committee. more
BOSTON – Two Massachusetts projects have been awarded more than a half-million dollars under a competitive national grant competition to reduce diesel emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced. more
According to a new study by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity, a state sales tax of 3 percent would provide the best value in terms of new jobs and state budget impact, compared with cutting the sales tax altogether. more
Daniel Shedd, president of Taylor Box Co. in Warren, is optimistic about the long-term prospects of HealthSource RI, the state’s new health-benefits exchange, and expects most small businesses will eventually use it to get insurance. more
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