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For more than four years now, a coalition of anti-poverty activists has been pushing for controls on neighborhood payday-loan shops that lend cash for two weeks at an astonishingly high interest rate. more
Argentina is in default again, but its latest predicament is far from your garden-variety sovereign debt crisis. This time South America’s second-largest economy has been tripped up not by new borrowing, but by a lawsuit from American hedge funds blocking settlements with bondholders over a 2001 default. more
Ever notice a flooded street, a severe pothole or a tree downed on power lines and not known who to notify about it? It’s not serious enough for 911, and a call to a local city department or utility may take days for a response. more
Portsmouth is looking to generate income from its municipal Melville Ponds Campground, part of a planned fiscal restructuring to lessen reliance on property taxes. more
With an international team of college students poised to lend their design talents to help Central Falls this past spring, the only missing piece was the right place to put them to work more
BOSTON – A Rhode Island chemical-manufacturing company has a reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will require it to take steps to minimize its air emissions. more
PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin and Massachusetts counterpart Martha C. Coakley have joined attorneys general from nine other states and two cities in a motion filed last week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to support the federal government’s efforts to set greenhouse gas emissions standards for fossil-fuel power plants. more
PROVIDENCE – A Little Compton therapist was arrested for alleged larceny of $83,863.88 from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island. 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
With the possible exceptions of Roger Williams and coffee milk, the contributions of the smallest state to the rest of the United States often go unheralded. Maybe Gina M. Raimondo, who won Rhode Island’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, can change that. more
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