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THE SUPREME COURT may have ruled that states can allow betting on individual sporting events, but many gamblers who will want to place those wagers using a credit card face a major hurdle: a large share of U.S. credit card companies don't allow it. / BLOOMBERG/ JUSTIN CHIN

Sports gambling’s next hurdle is credit cards after court ruling

NEW YORK - For states ready to legalize gambling, banks hold many of the cards.The Supreme Court ruled this week that states can allow...

Sixteen applicants are vying for shares of $20M Rhode Island hopes...

Is the future of Rhode Island employment in microgreens? Or is it in super-fast, quantum computers, innovative new materials or promising cancer treatments?How does...
SEASONED INTERPRETER: Jose Cruz, left, is a medically certified interpreter who has worked for Pinpoint Translation Services in Providence for more than a decade. Cruz speaks with Elba Morales, right, of Providence, a Spanish-speaking resident of PACE Organization of Rhode Island, as Dr. Tsewang Gyurmey looks on. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Pinpoint fills need for interpreters

As Rhode Island’s population becomes more diverse, business and government entities are encountering more people who need goods and services but who have trouble...
PROJECTS AKIN to the Block Island Wind Farm , developed by Deepwater Wind, will require significant port acreage. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Can R.I. ride wind-energy wave?

Rhode Island has invested heavily in its port infrastructure in recent years, to retrofit what had been created with the last century’s industries in...

Calif. puts solar up for grabs

If we could somehow capture all the energy expended on Twitter when California approved new rooftop solar standards, we’d solve our climate problems immediately.The...

Tax sugar-sweetened drinks to fight obesity

Eating too much added sugar has become one of the riskiest health behaviors in the modern world. None too soon, governments are waking up...

Sports betting a win for states’ rights

In an important decision for states’ rights announced May 14, the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed New Jersey to permit sports gambling, both by...

D’Antuono sentenced for embezzling $319K in union, employee benefit funds

PROVIDENCE – Richard D’Antuono, 42, a former business manager and financial secretary for the Operative Plasterers and Cement Masons International Association Local 40 in...

Fall River Housing Authority names Driscoll executive director

FALL RIVER – Jeffrey L. Driscoll, a Somerset attorney, was unanimously approved May 14 to head the Fall River Housing Authority, replacing interim executive...
PROVIDENCE is transferring ownership of the Bome Theatre to Tavares LLC in exchange for a $2.2 million investment into the restoration of the property. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD

Providence transferring Bomes Theatre in exchange for $2.2M restoration investment

PROVIDENCE – The Bomes Theatre is being taken over by Fernando J. Tavares, owner of Tavares LLC, a local general contractor, the city announced...
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