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The federal government is proposing new controls on payday lending designed to put more onus on lenders to make sure borrowers can repay their debt. The proposed rule put forward by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will cap the … more
Rhode Island had the 12th-lowest rate of obesity in the nation last year, according to “The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America,” a report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released Thursday. more
The task of creating CAPP from the ashes of ProCAP was a complicated one. For starters, the federal government imposed a sequester cut and followed that up with a shutdown, which froze all contracts/funding funneled through the state to the … more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is proposing a rule change that would lower the department’s threshold of lead found in a child’s blood to that of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a new reference level that has the potential to affect 2.9 million housing units built before 1978, when lead paint was banned. more
Kathleen Malin, vice president of technology and operations at the Rhode Island Foundation, discussed her position with Providence Business News and how she works with nonprofits. The past Tech10 award winner also discussed her involvement with the Tech Club in Rhode Island. more
For the third year in a row, Providence received a perfect score for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality in the fifth annual Municipal Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, which conducted the assessment in partnership with the Equality Federation Institute. more
Hassenfeld Family Initiatives LLC donated a $500,000 grant to establish Hassenfeld Projects at Roger Williams University, a three-year initiative to expand and enhance the use of experiential education, RWU announced Tuesday. more
A.T. Cross is making a point for peace with its latest version of a pen built from AK47 parts. more
Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island will celebrate the fifth annual Blue across Rhode Island on Friday, Sept. 23, by lending its support to 13 community organizations across the state in their annual companywide, employee volunteer day. more
Development has started on 36 affordable rental apartments and two commercial spaces in the Olneyville neighborhood this month, according to ONE Neighborhood Builders, a nonprofit community development corporation. more
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