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If you’ve got it, tap it. That appears to be the strategy for growing numbers of owners across the country who have begun taking out home equity credit lines at a rapidly accelerating pace. more
PROVIDENCE – Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed has named Thomas L. Papa as her chief of staff. more
PROVIDENCE – A new law that went into effect Aug. 31 will require unemployed Rhode Islanders filing for unemployment insurance for the first time must post their resumes to www.employri.org. more
BOSTON – Excel Recycling LLC of Dartmouth has been penalized $15,100 by the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection to resolve the company’s failure to notify the department and conduct timely cleanup actions for a waste-oil spill at its Charlton facility. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corporation, the R.I. Office of Energy Resources and nonprofit marketing firm SmartPower last week announced the launch of a new, municipal-based program aimed at providing opportunities for installation of rooftop solar energy at lower costs. more
When Rhode Island lawmakers this summer approved new state licenses for lactation consultants, many observers scratched their heads. more
The board of directors for the R.I. Commerce Corporation is set to talk at 4 p.m. Wednesday about “the investment of public fund in relation” to The Corporate Marketplace Inc., which was the recipient of a $4 million loan guaranty under the same program that made guarantys to 38 Studios LLC. more
A food company that regularly poisoned people wouldn’t expect to stay in business for long. A pharmaceutical company whose drugs made patients sick would be shut down. But a bank that repeatedly rips off its customers? Why, it can just keep paying fines, toss out a “mea culpa” press release, and get back to business as usual -- even when it’s 80 percent owned by taxpayers. more
In 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services adopted sweeping changes to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 that substantially altered rules on privacy, security and breach notification, and increased penalty amounts for violations. more
Several cycles of Pentagon budget cuts and plans for a smaller U.S. military haven’t dimmed the optimism of the southern New England defense sector. Largely thanks to submarine giant General Dynamics Electric Boat, the industry has remained stable over the last several years and could even see growth ahead. But military contractors and the numerous companies linked to their supply chain are not relying solely on the political clout of the local congressional delegation to keep contracts comings. more
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