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Three college students have been arrested in connection with the Boston Marathon bombings, reported The Boston Globe, citing a law enforcement official familiar with the case. more
Amgen Inc.’s Neulasta and Neupogen and a similar blood-boosting drug from Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. may help people survive after a nuclear attack, U.S. regulators said. more
Education Commissioner Deborah Gist on Tuesday called for investment and innovation in early learning, technology, and mathematics improvement, in her fourth annual State of Education address to the General Assembly. more
Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc will pay $10 million in fines and $3.9 million in restitution to settle two banking regulators’ claims that the lenders’ U.S. units deceived retail banking customers. more
Bank of America Corp. urged a federal judge to throw out a $1 billion fraud lawsuit filed by the U.S. alleging it sold defective residential mortgage loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that defaulted. more
Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee said he will sign a bill legalizing same sex- marriage as soon as this week, providing an economic boost to the state and a resolution of an issue whose “time had come.” more
To the Editor: The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is again on record as opposing economic growth and its corollary, jobs. The DEM (an acronym for Delay Economic Momentum) recently objected to a legislative proposal to prevent the expiration of building permits issued to developers by local and state regulatory agencies. more
To the Editor: The Governor’s Workforce Board (GWB) deeply appreciates the vote of support for job training expressed in the PBN’s editorial entitled “Broad job training efforts a good sign” (4/15/13). The editorial specifically commends the GWB for two grants recently awarded to Amos House in Providence and Connecting Children and Families in Woonsocket to partner with employers in the food-service industry to train 120 homeless, unemployed and underemployed Rhode Islanders. These awards were two of 10 Innovative Partnership grants – totaling nearly $2 million – that were announced in March by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee to support innovative business-education partnerships that will prepare unemployed Rhode Islanders with the skills that businesses need to fill current and future vacancies in high-growth occupations and industries. more
The recently approved American Airlines and US Airways merger could soon mean fewer flights from fewer airports, including regional destinations like T.F. Green Airport, and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New Hampshire. The flights that remain will be more expensive and on smaller aircraft – and that may push some airports to downsize, according to one airline expert. more
Bel Air Finishing Supply in North Kingstown first tapped state professional-development grants five years ago when the company was making a push for exports and needed to train workers in overseas marketing. more
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