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Deficit, health costs seen as<br> major challenges for R.I.

If there is one thing that the region’s business leaders and consumers agree on, it is that the state’s deficit represents a real challenge...
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Nurses’ group balks at proposal on delegating duties

A proposed change to Rhode Island’s nursing regulations that would allow nurses to delegate tasks to unlicensed aides “when the client’s health status is...

Feds propose subprime loan warnings

Several federal agencies are looking for comments on a proposed subprime mortgage lending statement that addresses risks and issues relating, especially, to adjustable-rate mortgages. The...

Crime ring used Schwab, TD Ameritrade in fraud

An Eastern European crime ring netted at least $733,000 in illegal profit using trading accounts at TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. and six other firms,...
RENE R. MENARD, D-Lincoln, is sponsoring a bill that would give more rights to condo dwellers. /

Legislation aims to boost<br> R.I. condo owners’ rights

As condominiums become an ever-larger part of Rhode Island’s housing market, a Lincoln Democrat is seeking to enhance condo dwellers’ legal rights on two...

Woonsocket lead plan wins top HUD rating

WOONSOCKET – The city’s financial assistance program for lead abatement in older housing has won the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s highest...

Campaign aims for ‘effective’<br> teacher in every classroom

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Educational Excellence Coalition, a community group started in 2004 by the Rhode Island Children’s Crusade for Higher Education, has launched...

Brown exhibits focus on history of slavery

PROVIDENCE – Following up on the October report by its Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice, Brown University is sponsoring four exhibitions that show...

UMass–Dartmouth head calls for new thinking

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Jean F. MacCormack, chancellor of the University of Massachusetts–Dartmouth, urged the campus community in a speech last month to become more...
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Veterans’ rights as employees are well protected

With the focus on laws prohibiting discrimination based on gender, religion and race, employers may be surprised to learn that one of the most...
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