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THE ESTIMATED COST of the Tidewater Landing project has increased from $284 million to $344 million, and Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien and the developer are looking for the state to rework a tax increment financing deal to help make up the gap. / COURTESY FORTUITOUS PARTNERS

In Pawtucket, a feeling of déjà vu with Tidewater Landing?

Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien says the merits of the financially troubled Tidewater Landing project should be enough to persuade the R.I. Commerce Corp....
THE R.I. SUPREME COURT has ruled that materials related to the grand jury investigation of the 38 Studios debacle shall remain sealed.

R.I. Supreme Court rules 38 Studios grand jury materials to remain...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Supreme Court ruled that grand jury materials in the 38 Studios investigation should remain sealed in a decision issued on...
ONLINE PRESENCE: Auctioneer Travis Landry takes bids from the crowd, as well as online, during an auction at the Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers gallery in Cranston. Gallery owner and President Kevin Bruneau said most of their auctions feature online bidders from around the world competing with live audiences, pulling in up to 10,000 additional bidders who check in on auctions periodically. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Auctions cater to changing ages, tastes

There were a few empty chairs at the June 8 antiques and fine arts auction at Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers gallery in Cranston, which...
A JUDGE HAS cleared Peter M. Cannava, Wells Fargo lead banker on the $75 million in bonds for the video game company 38 Studios, of all charges related to an SEC complaint arguing that the R.I. Economic Development Corp. (predecessor to the R.I. Commerce Corp.), EDC officials, Wells Fargo and Cannava defrauded investors in the issuance of the bonds. Cannava was the only defendant not to settle with the SEC.

Judge rules in favor of Wells Fargo banker in 38 Studios...

PROVIDENCE – Peter M. Cannava, the lead banker on the bonds for 38 Studios at Wells Fargo, has had claims alleging that he aided...
WELLS FARGO has agreed to pay $812,500 to the SEC to settle charges related to the financing of 38 Studios.

Wells Fargo agrees to $813K settlement to SEC over 38 Studios...

PROVIDENCE – Wells Fargo Securities LLC has agreed to a $812,500 settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over its role in the 38...
38 STUDIOS' final assets in receivership were sold for $900,000 to video game company THQ Nordic. The company acquired the intellectual property for "Kingdoms of Amalur" and the unfinished "Copernicus" massively multiplayer online role playing game.

THQ Nordic buys 38 Studios’ remaining assets for $900K

PROVIDENCE – THQ Nordic has acquired the intellectual property of “Kingdoms of Amalur,” among other assets from 38 Studios LLC, the company announced Thursday. The...

R.I.’s leaders need to lead, not follow

We’ve been here before. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello are on opposite sides of a public investment. Gov. Raimondo says that...
FRONT-ROW SEAT: Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino, at left in the front row, listens during a Senate Finance Committee hearing at the ­University of Rhode Island’s Swan Hall in South Kingstown, during which the team, the public and others provided feedback on the proposed PawSox stadium deal. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

A financing plan for a new PawSox stadium leaves the state...

(Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series looking at development opportunities in Pawtucket and their implications for the city and state.) Attendees...

Get over it, PawSox stadium deal is not a repeat of...

The deal to build the replacement for McCoy Stadium that is receiving intense public scrutiny is unprecedented. The team is offering to contribute $12...

Risk or rewards in PawSox deal?

As legislative hearings explore whether Rhode ­Islanders should help fund a new $83 million stadium for the Pawtucket Red Sox, questions about the risk...
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