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Increased casino competition in New England, especially from Massachusetts, will present challenges for Rhode Island’s gambling industry and the state revenue it generates, according to a new study from The College and University Research Collaborative. more
The path to freedom from student debt is a long, winding, and arduous one with no end in sight for millennials. A new survey conducted online in February by research agency TNS on behalf of Citizens Bank found 59 percent of those polled have “no idea” when they will be able to pay back their student debt. more
The City Council on Thursday approved a resolution calling on the Board of Investment Commissioners to move forward with divestment of city investments from fossil fuel companies. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is asking the business community to “double down” its investment into the Ocean State economy, saying the state has garnered momentum and indicators are beginning to point in the right direction. more
Providence Business News received first-place honors for Best Mobile Application design and best Transportation Reporting story in the New England Newspaper & Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. more
Bruce Van Saun, chairman and CEO of Citizens Financial Group Inc., is bullish about what impact a pro-growth, Republican-run U.S. government could have on the financial health of his bank in 2017. more
The fact there are no private venture-capital firms in Rhode Island may not mean much to the business community at-large, but it's important for startups – where ideas live and die with access to early-stage funding. "If you want to … more
The $7.7 billion Rhode Island pension fund will join shareholders of energy companies ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Devon Energy in co-filing proposals requiring the corporations to disclose their lobbying activities, R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner said Monday. more
The Justice Department will deploy 500 personnel to polling stations on Election Day, including in Providence and Pawtucket, to help protect voters against discrimination and intimidation, down from 2012 as the result of a Supreme Court ruling that gutted part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. more
(Updated 2:15 p.m.) Citing Providence’s “hip vibe” and talent pool, Virgin Pulse, which acquired ShapeUp Inc. earlier this year, plans to expand its Rhode Island presence and create nearly 300 new jobs in the city over the next five years. more
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