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Rhode Island officials had hoped Cape Wind would use New Bedford, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island's Quonset Point for the staging and construction of a proposed 130- turbine wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, bringing jobs and economic activity to both states. Chafee said Cape Wind will likely need support in Rhode Island for its projects.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The price of a gallon of regular gas in Rhode Island has fallen 3 cents to an average of $3.48. The national average for regular unleaded this week is $3.39 per gallon, 9 cents less than in Rhode Island. The price of gas has fallen 21 cents in Rhode Island since this time last year, when the average price was $3.69 per gallon.
INDIANAPOLIS— Rising income inequality in the U.S. appears to be slowing tax revenue growth in Indiana and other states, according to a new report by the credit rating agency Standard& Poor's.
Deval Patrick joined Cape Wind officials in making the announcement at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center's Wind Technology Testing Center in Boston, the largest wind blade testing facility in North America. "Cape Wind is not just going to serve Massachusetts," Patrick said during the event.
WASHINGTON— Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who traffic in stolen credit cards.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is scrutinizing about 4,500 households that it suspects received improper payments after the storm, according to program officials and data obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request. As of early September, FEMA had asked around 850 of those aid recipients to return a collective $5.8 million.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The price of gallon regular gasoline in Rhode Island has fallen slightly this week, to an average of $3.51. In its weekly survey released Monday, AAA Southern New England says the price dropped 1 cent. AAA says the prices in Rhode Island are still 7 cents more than the national average of $3.44 per gallon.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The unemployment rate in New England ticked up to 5.8 percent in July, but it's still lower than the national average. The New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the rate for the six-state region on Wednesday.
NEWPORT, Rhode Island— The U.S. military's technological superiority is being challenged by other nations, including China and Russia, and in order to maintain its dominance America must be more innovative in how it develops and buys new technologies, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told industry leaders here Wednesday.
NEWPORT, R.I.— Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday he is counting on defense companies in Rhode Island to help ensure the nation's security.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug 11- All smartphones sold in California would have to come with a "kill switch" to render them inoperable if lost or stolen under a bill passed by the legislature on Monday, the latest effort to stem an epidemic of phone theft in the most populous U.S. state.
WASHINGTON, July 31- U.S. consumers who purchase private health coverage through the federal Obamacare website HealthCare.gov are likely to find only modestly higher premiums but may still have technical problems signing up, a top health official said on Thursday.
SPENCER, Mass., July 24- Tucked off a two-lane highway in a hilly, wooded section of central Massachusetts, a group of Roman Catholic monks has embraced a centuries-old tradition they hope can sustain their aging members in a world of rapidly rising health costs.
The Ocean State is rich in history and quality of life. But a multi-year effort to reform business regulations has yet to take hold.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has backed the proposed increase to $8.50 from the current $7.25 an hour, but the bill has met heavy resistance in the state senate, where Republicans have a power sharing agreement with a breakaway group of Democrats.
WASHINGTON, June 10- E-cigarette use should be banned on domestic flights and those to or from the United States, seven U.S. senators said on Tuesday in a letter urging the Department of Transportation to finalize rules proposed almost three years ago.
WASHINGTON, June 1- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans on Monday to propose a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from the country's existing power plants by 2030, people briefed on the proposal told Reuters. The White House and the EPA declined to confirm or comment on the rules before they are released.
May 30- The City of Los Angeles has sued JPMorgan Chase& Co, accusing the largest U.S. bank of engaging in discriminatory mortgage lending practices that drove up foreclosures among minority borrowers.
BOSTON, May 29- Providence, Rhode Island, filed a federal lawsuit against Santander Bank on Thursday alleging it has refused to make prime mortgages available in the city's minority neighborhoods, a charge the bank rejected.
The East Coast's most populated region is struggling to recover from devastating Hurricane Sandy, its worst storm in generations.