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More than two-thirds of U.S. roadways are in need of repair and the poor condition of the nation’s transportation network results in billions in extra costs, according to a White House report. more
PROVIDENCE – Former state Rep. Leonidis Medina was sentenced to 20 years after being found guilty by a jury of misusing an immigrant’s life insurance settlement. He will serve three years with 17 suspended with probation. more
Making the Rhode Island economy grow and produce bountiful, high-paying jobs are the top priorities of every candidate for governor in 2014. 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
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
BOSTON – The state’s controversial “tech tax” needs to be “repealed and replaced,” Gov. Deval L. Patrick told the Boston Herald last week, a shift from his previous stance. more
Cranston Mayor Allan Fung, far left, and the Fungamaniacs celebrate after crossing the finish line at the third annual BoldrDash Mud Race. Held Sept. 14-15 at Exeter’s Yawgoo Valley Ski & Water Park, the event attracted more than 2,000 adults and children who worked their way through obstacle courses. Pictured with Fung, from left, are Lynn Hall, president of BoldrDash Race LLC, and Fung’s teammates, Barbara Ann Fenton and Danny Hall. more
The best explanation of the U.S. government shutdown points to two factors. The first involves information, or what people think they know. The second involves incentives, or what motivates our elected representatives. more
More than half of Rhode Island civilian federal employees were sent home from work last week when Congress failed to fund the U.S. government, triggering an indefinite shutdown. more
Customers Bank announced Monday a new program granting a one-month deferral on consumer loans for workers affected by the government shutdown, as well as a one-month forbearance on mortgage payments. more
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