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Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Wednesday announced a citywide sustainability initiative aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to curb climate change. more
Chase Bank NA and Chase Bankcard Services Inc. will pay Rhode Island $239,955 and an additional $13,000 in restitution to 20 Rhode Island consumers as part of a $136 million state and federal credit card debt collection settlement. more
Ken Wagner, a deputy commissioner of education in New York state, has been named Rhode Island’s new commissioner of elementary and secondary education. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Tuesday signed an executive order establishing the Justice Reinvestment Working Group to improve the criminal-justice system and reduce costs. more
The Procaccianti Group is seeking a 12-year tax stabilization agreement, including a three-year introductory period with no property taxes, to level the Fogarty Building downtown and construct a nine-story, extended-stay hotel. more
(Updated 4:22 p.m.) Rhode Island’s expedited search to hire a marketing consultant by Aug. 31 could result in the launch of a tourism brand for the state in January. more
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was given hours to come up with a plan to keep his country in the euro as citizens endure a second week of capital controls. more
In response to the increasingly sophisticated volume of cyber threats, a federal interagency council today launched an assessment tool to help financial institutions identify risk and evaluate preparedness. more
Plainridge Park Casino posted gross gaming revenue of more than $6 million in its first week. One gaming expert says the new Massachusetts slots parlor took in almost double what Twin River Casino collects on a per gaming position basis. more
(Updated, 3:50 p.m.) With each new fiscal year comes a volley of changes to the state’s tax code, and this year is no exception to that rule. One set of taxes among the one dozen changes highlighted by Acting Department of Revenue Director David M. Sullivan in particular has drawn significant attention in the hospitality sector. more
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