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The R.I. Department of Transportation is one of seven states to receive an incentive grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to combat distracted driving, the department announced Thursday. more
Rhode Island and Massachusetts performed better than most but still fell short on legislative policies to prevent and fight cancer in a report released Thursday by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. more
Hans Bernhard and Mitch Null say they may leave North Carolina -- taking their daughter, their jobs as a veterinarian and an information technology business operations manager at Cisco Systems Inc. and the tax revenue from their properties. more
Rhode Island is considering lightening the student loan burden for entrepreneurs because debt can halt startup growth, the Wall Street Journal reported. more
Movies filmed in Massachusetts collected big money under the Bay State’s film tax credit even when they flopped at the box office, the Boston Business Journal reported. more
A report released Tuesday by the American Legislative Exchange Council highlights Rhode Island and three other states as models of effective pension reform. more
Improving the U.S. health care system requires encouraging low-value doctors and hospitals to practice as well as high-value ones do. The gap between the two is wide, but that only shows how much room we have for improvement. more
PROVIDENCE – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is seeking to boost federal investments in upgrading the water and wastewater infrastructure, funds that would have a direct impact on Rhode Island. more
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Agriculture said last week that Rhode Island’s farmland was the second-most expensive in the U.S., Bloomberg News reported. more
BOSTON – Fall River and New Bedford were among 21 communities awarded grants by Attorney General Martha Coakley to encourage the rehabilitation of distressed properties. more
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