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PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corporation, the R.I. Office of Energy Resources and nonprofit marketing firm SmartPower last week announced the launch of a new, municipal-based program aimed at providing opportunities for installation of rooftop solar energy at lower costs. more
When Rhode Island lawmakers this summer approved new state licenses for lactation consultants, many observers scratched their heads. more
The Federal Reserve is planning risk-based capital standards for banks that are tougher than those developed by their international counterparts, Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo will tell lawmakers Tuesday. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Health was awarded a $3.5 million grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support public-health efforts to reduce chronic diseases, promote healthier lifestyles, reduce health disparities and control health care spending. more
BOSTON – A Providence organization has been awarded a $150,000 environmental-education grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a program aimed at low-income teenagers. more
PAWTUCKET – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee this month hosted a ceremonial signing at Slater Mill for three bills that aim to increase local renewable energy while allowing Rhode Island to participate in the development of a clean, secure, regional energy system. more
Two of the primary functions of government should be to provide a good education to its citizens and maintain modern, well-functioning infrastructure. more
U.S. banks that pass the Federal Reserve’s annual stress tests are strong enough to boost quarterly payouts to shareholders 53 percent on average, disbursing $109 billion over the next 15 months, according to analysts. more
BOSTON – Providence’s Women & Infants Hospital has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to protect the personal and health information of more than 12,000 patients in Massachusetts, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
PROVIDENCE – A state senator is advocating for a safety plan for the city’s Federal Hill neighborhood in the wake of two violent incidents that occurred late last month. more
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