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For both types of loans, SEED will waive 0.5 percent of processing fees.

SEED reduces loan cost for U.S. veterans

TAUNTON – The South Eastern Economic Development Corp. is reducing costs on loans to U.S. veterans who served in active duty and were honorably...
ACCORDING TO LENDER Processing Services' Mortgage Monitor Report, prime delinquencies in May were down 40 to 50 percent from the January 2010 peak. / COURTESY LENDER PROCESSING SERVICES

Housing market sees positive signs for mortgages in May

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Lender Processing Services’ Mortgage Monitor report showed positive signs for the U.S. housing market in May, with the delinquency rate experiencing...
AT A PRESS CONFERENCE ON SUNDAY, Bryant University President Ronald K. Machtley urged Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee to issue a gubernatorial veto to the bill the General Assembly passed last week that altered Bryant's tax-exempt status. / COURTESY ROCKARHO MEDIA GROUP INC./VICTORIA AROCHO

Bryant fights bill to boost payments to Smithfield

(Updated, 11:30 a.m.) SMITHFIELD – After the General Assembly passed a bill last week that would require Bryant University to pay hundreds of thousands of...
THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS has completed 97 percent of veteran disability compensation claims more than two years old.

VA completes 97% of 2-year-old disability compensation claims

PROVIDENCE — Ninety-seven percent of U.S. veteran disability compensation claims more than two years old have been completed and removed from the Department of...
ACCORDING TO A REPORT from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, the U.S. is moving in the right director towards improving its status as an energy-efficient economy.

U.S. shows small improvements, requires greater national action for energy efficiency

WASHINGTON — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy released a white paper titled “Energy Efficiency: Is the County Improving?” which examines the overall...
SCIENTISTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND AND ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY are conducting a seaweed census to document changes in biodiversity and track invasive species including Heterosiphonia japonica (above), an agressive species native to Japan that is "smothering" native seaweeds in the Ocean State. / COURTESY NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY/BRACKEN LAB

URI, RWU scientists conduct seaweed census

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Scientists and students from the University of Rhode Island and Roger Williams University are documenting seaweed species statewide to track changes...
THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION is reminding Rhode Island private nonprofit organizations that they have until Aug. 5 to apply for Economic Disaster Loans related to damaged from Hurricane Sandy.

R.I. private nonprofits face Aug. 5 for SBA loans

ATLANTA — Private nonprofit organizations in Rhode Island have until Aug. 5 to apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans, the U.S. Small Business Administration...

URI yard sale raises thousands in scholarship money

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island raised a record number of scholarship funds and gathered thousands of pounds of charitable clothing and...
RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY is seeking approval to being high-speed ferry service from Quonset Point in North Kingstown to Block Island. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY

R.I. Fast Ferry seeks approval for N.K.-Block Island route

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Rhode Island Fast Ferry is looking to begin a high-speed ferry service between North Kingstown’s Quonset Point and Block Island, having...
BRYANT UNIVERSITY is urging Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee to veto a bill passed by the General Assembly this week, which would force the school to pay the Town of Smithfield for its use of the town's police, rescue and fire services. / COURTESY BRYANT UNVIERSITY

General Assembly passes bill to alter Bryant’s tax-exempt status

SMITHFIELD – A bill that would force Bryant University to pay Smithfield for its use of the town’s police, rescue and fire services in...
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