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(Updated 2:12 p.m.) A request for proposals is being sought for a study of McCoy Stadium and the surrounding area by the Pawtucket Red Sox and city and state officials. more
(Updated 1:40 p.m.) R.I. Commerce Corp. board member Karl Wadensten on Monday said Gov. Gina M. Raimondo did the right thing in dropping the widely panned slogan “Rhode Island: Cooler and Warmer” from a $5 million tourism marketing campaign, but added there needs to be “a post mortem” on the process that led to its adoption and error-filled rollout. more
Mnemosyne Pharmaceuticals has changed its name to Luc Therapeutics and moved its headquarters from Providence to Cambridge. more
(Updated 11:43 a.m. to reflect corrected information) The state pension investment fund lost approximately $471 million in fiscal 2016, marking a 5.9 percent reduction to $7.5 billion compared with fiscal 2015. more
Rhode Island public charter schools received more than nine applications for every open seat in anticipation of the 2016-2017 academic year, according to the state Department of Education. more
In reaction to the truck tolls associated with RhodeWorks, the Northeast Trucking Association Executives Council is working to relocate to Maine a 2018 annual meeting that had been set for Newport – a change the council chairman says could cost Rhode Island $250,000 or more in revenue. more
Charging for trash collection, selling the public golf course, increasing the meal and beverage tax, asking more of non-tax-paying entities and renegotiating pension and health care agreements with city employees are just a few of several ideas being floated to help Providence fix its fiscal problems. more
A new round of buyouts is being offered at the Providence Journal. more
The R.I. Commerce Corp. voted to approve more than $7 million in state relocation and redevelopment credits Monday to several corporations that plan to invest in or bring jobs to Rhode Island. more
(Updated 2:37 p.m.) Five Rhode Island firms made the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies with Chartwise Medical Systems Inc. leading the group. more
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