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On a hot, sunny day in the fall of 2008, two Providence businessmen met at the office of the vice chairman of Providence's Board of Licenses to pay him $52,500 in bribes. Gordon D. Fox, then an East Side lawyer and state representative who … more
Volkswagen AG is facing new lawsuits by New York and at least two other states over the environmental damage caused by devices designed to help the carmaker’s diesel vehicles cheat pollution-control tests. more
It may not be in common usage yet, but give net metering time. It will be. The term refers to what happens when an electricity customer installs a renewable-energy production facility that could end up generating more electricity than is … more
PROVIDENCE – The state Senate passed legislation March 31 designed to curtail the theft of wages from employees by unscrupulous employers. The measures offer employees improved methods for collecting unpaid wages, The Valley Breeze reported. … more
PROVIDENCE – The Securities and Exchange Commission last week filed charges against the R.I. Economic Development Corp. and its bond underwriter Wells Fargo Securities, alleging fraud that stems from a 2010 municipal bond offering to finance the … more
You’ve been waiting more than four years since Congress passed the JOBS Act to use equity crowdfunding to raise capital for your company. more
The Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday that nearly $2.6 million, ranging from $200,000 to $500,000, will be awarded to New England communities for cleanup and redevelopment efforts at brownfields sites. more
Despite lagging growth, a new law awaiting gubernatorial approval would extend the state’s renewable energy target to 38.5 percent by 2035. more
The Rhode Island banking industry is watching the Federal Reserve especially close this month, as the central bank could raise interest rates for the first time since 2006. A rate hike could lead to higher profit margins throughout the sector. … more
Are financial incentives a prerequisite for economic development? In most urban areas of Rhode Island, the answer appears to be a qualified yes. Developers interested in investing have traditionally sought property tax relief, with the full … more
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