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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
Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis will debut the State Archives Online Catalog at an official unveiling on Thursday at Rhode Island College. more
States are planning to idle workers and eliminate services because of U.S. funding that stopped flowing as a result of the partial federal government shutdown. more
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and 38 Studios owner Curt Schilling was planning to sell off furniture, sports collectibles and even artificial plants from his Massachusetts home, The Associated Press reported last week. more
BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized Staples Inc. and 23 other organizations for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Lottery paid $379.2 million to the state’s general fund for the fiscal year that ended June 30, according to the lottery’s audited financial statements. The payment was a $1.5 million increase over the amount paid in fiscal 2012. more
Providence is bringing an end to indefinite property-tax breaks for large development projects. more
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