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(Updated, 5:55 p.m.) In an inaugural study of Rhode Island’s clean-energy industry, the state is recommending a number of steps be taken to help further expand the sector. more
There are more than 300 state occupational-skills training programs in Rhode Island aimed at putting the unemployed back to work. Despite their number, however, those programs have not been enough to turn around the unemployment problem … more
BOSTON – The owners of a former hazardous-substance disposal operation at the Landfill & Resource Recovery Superfund Site in North Smithfield have agreed to perform and pay for a study to evaluate the extent of, and cleanup options for, … more
The recent financial turmoil already is fueling speculation about a fourth round of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve. Yet the Fed is unlikely to oblige any time soon, nor should it. more
Which presidential candidate would be the biggest budget-buster? Bernie Sanders, the welfare-state socialist? Hillary Clinton, the activist-government Democrat? Any of a passel of a passel of no-new-taxes Republicans? Nope. It’s the self-styled arch-conservative, Donald Trump. more
The R.I. Department of Transportation assumed the operation and maintenance of the Wickford Junction commuter rail station Monday, opting to save money by not renewing a private contract for the services. more
Last week's release of the yearly tax credit and incentive report by the R.I. Division of Taxation shone a light once again on the price of many tax-incentive programs the state has enacted through the years. According to acting Director of … more
1 Rhode Island's unemployment rate dropped to a post-recession low of 5.9 percent in June. What role have DLT-sponsored job-training programs played in the steady drop? Although training provided in the public workforce system might have … more
While opposition to natural gas-expansion projects in Rhode Island to date has been limited, the disputes bear watching. If challenges were to delay or derail these projects, the volatility of supplies and pricing for electricity and heat could get … more
FALL RIVER – Government, education and business leaders marked the opening of a 3.2-megawatt solar array covering 800 parking spaces on 5 acres of the city's Bristol Community College campus. The solar array will generate more than 34 … more
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