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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday announced $1 million in funding for Rhode Island to improve access to treatment for opioid-use disorders. more
First Southwest Co., a financial planning company, on Monday filed an objection to a $25.6 million settlement between the state and two other defendants in the ongoing civil lawsuit related to 38 Studios LLC. more
The University of Rhode Island has received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to research how to improve career prospects for graduate students in the humanities. more
State officials say tourism activity is on the rise in Rhode Island, touting year-over-year growth in hotel and website activity, which they attribute in part to the state's new marketing strategy to draw more visitors here. Looking at … more
"The health of Americans should not be a profit center. Health care is a right. Full stop." That comes from the Twitter feed of personal finance writer Helaine Olen. But it could have been issued straight from the heart of any progressive … more
Business speaks with its spending habits, and based on the results of Providence Business News' Summer 2016 Business Survey, Rhode Island businesses are talking an optimistic game. For the first time in its eight-year history, the majority … more
What is going on with the health benefits exchanges and the many co-ops that have failed across the country? (Leave aside Aetna for the moment, which clearly is exiting in response to the Department of Justice lawsuit to prevent its merger with … more
The bidding to be the next "infrastructure president" has kicked into high gear. Sadly, but perhaps predictably, there is opposition. Some question the need for road and bridge repair, especially supported by the federal government. Others … more
Two Federal Reserve officials argued the case for another interest rate increase in interviews on the eve of an eagerly awaited speech by Chair Janet Yellen in Jackson Hole, Wyo., that will be scoured for hints of a move that could come as soon as September. more
Rhode Island students in multiple grades increased their participation in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and raised their scores in English language arts/literacy and mathematics according to the 2016 PARCC report released Thursday. more
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