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THERE ARE 25 approved Opportunity Zones in Rhode Island, including Downtown Providence and much of the city's waterfront.. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP./GOOGLE INC.

Opportunity Zone rules aim to draw capital to distressed areas

NEW YORK – It will be easier to invest in businesses and real estate in low-income communities throughout the United States now that the...
RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 23 on the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

R.I. ranks in middle of the pack in Bloomberg Innovation Index

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 23 on the Bloomberg 2019 U.S. Innovation Index released this week. The organization said that Rhode Island had...
THE MASS. DPU has approved the power purchase agreements between the Vineyard Wind project and electric distributors in Massachusetts. Above, the Block Island Wind Farm. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Mass. DPU approves Vineyard Wind PPA

PROVIDENCE – The Mass. Department of Public Utilities approved both purchase price agreements between distribution companies and Vineyard Wind LLC Tuesday, taking the state...
THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE for Early Education Research's annual report, "The State of Preschool," found mixed results for the state of Rhode Island.

Report: R.I. a leader in quality pre-K, but access still too...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has boosted spending and enrolled more children in prekindergarten, but access to public preschool programs remains low in the Ocean...
THE U.S. NAVY'S Columbia-Class Submarine project will be audited by the Pentagon’s inspector general on how well the Navy is overseeing development of the propulsion and steering system. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

Navy’s $128B nuclear sub project faces watchdog’s review

NEW YORK – The Pentagon’s inspector general plans to audit how well the U.S. Navy is overseeing development of the propulsion and steering...
NATIONAL GRID RHODE ISLAND has filed a petition to redact proprietary pricing and market projection data related to the Revolution Wind project purchase price agreement it has with Orsted. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

National Grid files to redact pricing info, proprietary market projections in...

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island has filed a petition with the R.I. Public Utilities Commission to redact from public disclosure several responses related...
CVS HEALTH CORP. has agreed to a civil penalty of $535,000 for allegedly filling controlled substance prescriptions even though the pharmacists should have known that the prescriptions were invalid. The company denies wrongdoing even as it will pay the fine. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS pays $535K in civil penalties over alleged filling of invalid...

PROVIDENCE – CVS Health Corp. has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $535,000 to resolve federal allegations that the company’s retail stores violated...

State leaders push for broader pension plan transparency

PROVIDENCE – Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, D-Providence, and House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi, D-Warwick, have introduced bills to require pension plans managed...

Better Markets report criticizes megabanks for misdeeds

PROVIDENCE – While CEOs of the nation’s biggest banks appeared before Congress last week in hopes of making a case that regulatory reforms since...
THE SIGN-UP period for the USDA's Conservation Stewardship Program for fiscal 2019 has begun, with applications to local offices due May 10. / COURTESY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Application period begins for USDA fiscal ’19 conservation program

WARWICK – The next deadline for fiscal 2019 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Stewardship Program is May 10, the department announced Monday.The program, which...
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