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The economy expanded at faster pace in the second quarter from the previous three months, a sign the U.S. was weathering federal budget cutbacks and higher taxes. more
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe wants to build an S-shaped casino that would rise from a forested area in Taunton, Mass., and, Indian leaders say, lift them out of poverty. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo have reached an agreement with representatives of government workers and retirees to soften the effects of the 2011 state pension overhaul, they announced Friday. more
Many federal offices across Rhode Island were shuttered Tuesday and hundreds of “nonessential” employees sent home due the U.S. government shutdown that began at midnight. more
When President Barack Obama visits Rhode Island later this month, he will dine on local and regional cuisine created by one of the state’s top chefs. more
State Rep. Jan Malik, D-Warren, owner of Malik’s Fine Wine & Spirits, says the time has come for his fellow Ocean State businesspeople to speak out against Rhode Island’s sales tax. more
A shutdown of the U.S. government would reduce fourth-quarter economic growth by as much as 1.4 percentage points depending on its length, economists say, as government workers from park rangers to telephone receptionists are furloughed. 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
Lincoln D. Chafee has been a Republican, an independent and, for the past few months, a Democrat, along the winding political trail that’s taken him from mayor of Warwick to U.S. senator and, for the last three years, governor. more
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