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Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Thursday that Connecticut-based Affinion, and its subsidiaries Trilegiant and Webloyalty, will pay more than $30 million nationwide to settle allegations that they misled consumers into signing up and paying for discount clubs and memberships. more
The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation of possible manipulation of the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market, a person familiar with the matter said. more
Consumer sentiment in the U.S. fell in October to a nine-month low as the government’s partial shutdown and the debt-ceiling debate caused outlooks to sour. more
House Republican leaders proposed a short-term increase in the debt ceiling that would continue the government shutdown and reduce the prospects for a U.S. default while extending the partisan fiscal fight. more
The R.I. Department of Environmental Management announced this week that it is accepting applications from municipalities for funding for open-space-recreation projects. more
Massachusetts’ chief securities regulator will open an inquiry into the impact of Puerto Rican debt on the state’s mutual fund investors. more
The Rhode Island Small Business Development Center is moving from the location it has had since 2006 at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, according to center State Director Adriana Dawson. more
Financial conditions in the U.S. were little changed as the first partial government shutdown in 17 years entered its ninth day and Congress remained deadlocked over raising the debt ceiling to avert a potential default. more
Rhode Island ranks among the worst states for taxes on business, according to the 2014 State Business Tax Climate Index released by the Tax Foundation Wednesday. more
The U.S. Treasury has the means to avoid a debt default even if Congress fails to raise the government’s $16.7 trillion borrowing limit. The bad news is that it can’t prevent a recession. more
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