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It’s a mistake to make a federal case out of a single outbreak of food poisoning. It’s worth pointing out, however, the utter failure of Congress to do more to prevent foodborne illness, which costs Americans some $15 billion in treatment and lost work days every year. more
WARREN – The former controller for Ava Anderson Non Toxic last week was charged with felony embezzlement. Robert Anderson, 59, of North Providence, is free on personal recognizance after appearing in Sixth Division District Court. He is … more
PROVIDENCE – The Local Initiatives Support Corp. Rhode Island last week announced it will make $25 million in grants, loans and equity investments over the next year to promote affordable housing, workforce development and healthy communities … more
A 45-year-old man was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison last week after pleading guilty to bank fraud. more
PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Department of Labor last week awarded a $236,000 grant to the state's Temporary Caregiver Insurance Expansion Project. The R.I. Department of Labor and Training program was signed into law in January 2014 and … more
BOSTON – A Fall River mill rehabilitation is among 23 projects that will share $45.8 million in state funding for affordable rental housing. Gov. Charlie Baker last month said the funded projects represent 1,484 total housing units, … more
PROVIDENCE – A Superior Court judge last week ruled in favor of Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen C. Hittner and her decision to approve an insurance rate hike for Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island that had been challenged by … more
Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William C. Dudley said he expects the U.S. central bank to raise interest rates by December, echoing comments by fellow regional Fed chief Dennis Lockart in Atlanta, while cautioning that this was not a pledge to action and will depend on the economy staying on track. more
Two fire districts in Lincoln, along with the Rhode Island Fire Academy, will share more than $300,000 to purchase essential equipment, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Reps. James R. Langevin and David N. Cicilline said Wednesday. more
When Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivered her semiannual testimony to Congress this month, lawmakers once again expressed concern that the central bank was insufficiently transparent and may be pursing an over- expansionary monetary policy that could lead to high inflation. more
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