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Maj. O’Donnell named interim State Police supt.

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Donald L. Carcieri today named Maj. Steven G. O’Donnell to serve as acting superintendent of the R.I. State Police starting tomorrow,...

Mass. same-sex weddings valid in R.I., Lynch rules

PROVIDENCE – R.I. Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch today issued an opinion saying that same-sex marriages lawfully performed in Massachusetts will be recognized as...

DEM extends date for comments on wetlands rules

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management today announced it is extending the public comment period on its proposed changes to freshwater wetlands...
THE ANDARA OFS is a battery-powered, pacemaker-like device that stimulates nerves in the spinal cord, above and below the  injury, to encourage healing. /

Cyberkinetics asks to sell device to heal spinal injury

FOXBORO, Mass. – Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems Inc. (OTCBB: CYKN) today announced it has applied to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for permission to...
SATELLITE dishes on a rooftop in New York City, where Sirius has its headquarters in Rockefeller Center. /

Sirius radio’s $4.6B XM deal faces serious scrutiny

Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.’s $4.57 billion purchase of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. faces opposition from regulators, legislators and other broadcasters, Bloomberg News reports.The...

Treasuries lose investors along with volatility

The U.S. government securities market, once the world’s most influential, is losing its “masters of the universe” cachet with big banks, according to Bloomberg...

MBTA to centralize customer service

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority this month will open a centralized customer service department that aims to appease riders and streamline the...
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Bernanke, Fed forecast get mixed reception from Dems

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, in his first clash with the Democrat-controlled House, signaled that the central bank may need to...
BILL GATES, chairman of Microsoft Corp., speaks late last month at a promotional event for the new Windows Vista. /

Microsoft settles Iowa consumer antitrust lawsuit

Microsoft Corp., the world's biggest software maker, has settled a case claiming it used its monopoly position to overcharge Iowa consumers for software products...
IS IT ADVERTISING? Lawyer Jon Pincince says he uses his blog, above, to keep up with current events, not to attract clients. But he has gotten business because of the exposure. /

Regulators in quandary over lawyers’ blogs

Wakefield attorney Jon Pincince says he keeps a blog on Rhode Island legal issues, court cases, laws, legislation, social issues and political issues mostly...
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