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The same federal contractor that vetted Edward Snowden, who leaked information about classified U.S. spying programs, also performed a background check that let the Washington Navy Yard shooter obtain a security clearance. more
The Rhode Island Foundation is teaming up with state economic development officials to build a plan for growing the local economy from the ideas of business leaders. more
The R.I. Division of Taxation proposed a new regulation Monday establishing a statewide arts district. more
Town councilors approved an agreement Tuesday that would require Bryant University to pay $300,000 a year for 20 years to offset the cost of police and fire calls made to the university. more
After thousands of visitors left the Wickford Art Festival and artists packed up their remaining works and their income from pieces sold, the Wickford Art Association used to have to send someone around collecting the 7 percent tax on sales made during one of the state’s most well-known fine art festivals. more
Developer Churchill & Banks wants to be a pioneer of Providence’s Interstate 195 land frontier. more
With less than two months until the General Assembly begins its 2014 session on Jan. 7, many members of the state’s business community are eager to douse legislators with recommendations in hopes of cranking up the often-sluggish pace of change required to make the state more business-friendly. more
According to a new study by the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity, a state sales tax of 3 percent would provide the best value in terms of new jobs and state budget impact, compared with cutting the sales tax altogether. more
Bank of America Corp.’s $8.5 billion settlement with mortgage-bond investors will be delayed almost two weeks after American International Group Inc. and other objectors asked a judge for a hearing to address loan modifications excluded from the accord. more
Rhode Island’s average unemployment rate for 2013 was 9.5 percent, according to revised data released by the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. The yearly average came in eight-tenths of a percentage point lower than 2012’s average of 10.3 percent. more
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