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Lending to Russian companies reached a crescendo last year, with international banks pledging $31 billion to OAO Rosneft to buy TNK-BP. As sanctions are tightened against the nation, however, even the smallest deals have dried up. more
Word that Cape Wind LLC has joined Deepwater Wind LLC in signing an option to lease land at the Quonset Business Park is welcome news. Both projects, despite continuing legal challenges, are moving toward fruition of their ambitious plans to put industrial-scale wind farms in the Atlantic Ocean off the coasts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts (as well as the five-turbine demonstration project off Block Island that Deepwater Wind is nearly completely permitted for). more
PROVIDENCE – Fitch Ratings last week assigned an “AA+” rating to two Massachusetts general obligation bonds totaling $400 million. more
PROVIDENCE – A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc. will examine all aspects of the R.I. State Police’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services later this month as part of a so-called “Gold Standard Assessment,” the final step in the department’s Accreditation with Excellence reaccreditation process. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick late last month signed legislation that will prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins. more
PROVIDENCE – A state senator is advocating for a safety plan for the city’s Federal Hill neighborhood in the wake of two violent incidents that occurred late last month. more
BOSTON – Providence’s Women & Infants Hospital has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to protect the personal and health information of more than 12,000 patients in Massachusetts, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
What has been seen as a relatively friendly competition for bragging rights has turned into a fight for jobs. more
Joe Provost, CEO of Syncstate Inc. in Holden, Mass., needed to find thieves who stole a manufacturing company’s intellectual property and products, so he picked two Salve Regina University students to work on the case. more
On one side of the state line, Massachusetts highway projects are plowing ahead, despite the crisis in Washington, D.C., over the solvency of the federal highway trust fund. more
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