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U.S. stocks rose, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index extending a record, as data showing lower retail sales and consumer confidence fueled bets the Federal Reserve will maintain stimulus as it starts a policy meeting. more
Direct state and local government spending in Rhode Island increased 1.1 percent between fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2011, less than the 1.7 percent increase nationally, according to a report from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released Tuesday. more
Oshean Inc., a nonprofit group formed to develop communications infrastructure in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts, announced the completion Friday of Beacon 2.0, a high-speed fiber-optic network connecting more than 100 schools, hospitals, libraries and government agencies. more
Rhode Island is one of five states receiving funding from the Federal Voting Assistance Program to provide military personnel and other overseas voters with online access to blank election ballots. more
Marcel A. Valois, executive director of the R.I. Economic Development Corporation, believes the agency must earn back its reputation by reaching out to local businesses and focusing on “the nuts and bolts” of economic development, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission voted unanimously to seek comment on a proposal to allow businesses to sell ownership stakes in their companies by soliciting investors over the Internet. more
A Superior Court judge has blocked the proposed sale of The New England Media Group – which includes The Boston Globe and the Worcester Telegram & Gazette – to Red Sox owner John W. Henry, the Telegram reported Tuesday. more
U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne said he expects to decide whether Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc should be broken up and its toxic assets spun off into a “bad bank” in the “next couple of weeks.” more
Bank of America Corp., sued by U.S. attorneys in August over an $850 million mortgage bond, faces three additional Justice Department civil probes over mortgage-backed securities, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation. more
Rhode Island ranks No. 29 among U.S. states and the District of Columbia in an analysis of states’ opportunity and economic mobility, released Monday by nonprofit organizations Measure of America and Opportunity Nation. more
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