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On Thursday night President Obama slept where few presidents have slept before: Rhode Island. It’s been more than a half-century since a sitting president–JFK–spent the night in the nation’s smallest state. more
Trying to capitalize on yesterday’s news that the U.S. economy expanded more than forecast in the third quarter, President Barack Obama today will try to rally female voters in Providence, Rhode Island, four days ahead of the U.S. midterm elections. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis said that the process has begun to provide for a new state-of-the-art encasement system for the Rhode Island Colonial Charter of 1663. more
With a week to go until the general election, Republican Allan Fung and Democrat Gina Raimondo are “effectively tied” in the governor’s race, according to the latest public opinion survey by Brown University’s A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions. more
Too many Rhode Islanders are still struggling even as the economy continues to rebound, according to a joint press release from the Coalition on Human Needs and Community Action Partnership of Providence. more
Improvements to disability compliance have resulted in finding more than $1 million in overearnings dating back to 2000, Treasurer Gina Raimondo announced at the State Retirement Board meeting on Wednesday. more
Moody’s Investors Service upgraded Rhode Island’s credit outlook from negative to stable while maintaining an Aa2 bond rating, the agency announced Monday. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation Monday authorized a $3 million investment in the Slater Technology Fund’s new venture capital fund for Rhode Island energy sector startups. more
Wynn Resorts Ltd., the casino company founded by Steve Wynn, was awarded the sole license to operate a casino in the Boston area, beating a rival plan from the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority. more
Cape Wind Associates LLC has reportedly signed a lease agreement with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to use an industrial terminal that the agency is building on the waterfront here, apparently for staging and assembly of Cape Wind’s 130-turbine wind turbine project in Nantucket Sound, the Boston Business Journal has reported. more
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