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NEW YORK, May 22- New Hampshire's House of Representatives rejected a bill on Wednesday that would have authorized the construction of the state's first casino, bucking a regional trend toward easing restrictions on gaming in New England.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- Rhode Island's Economic Development Corp. has a new leader after the state Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved Gov. Lincoln Chafee's pick to head the agency, still reeling from its failed investment in former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- A federal judge refused Monday to vacate the guilty plea of an estate-planning lawyer accused of using the identities of terminally ill patients to illegally obtain millions of dollars, calling his motion to withdraw his plea bizarre and without merit and ordering him into custody immediately.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- Gasoline prices in Rhode Island have climbed 2 cents in the past week and a nickel over the past month. AAA Southern New England said Monday the latest gas survey shows the average cost of a gallon of regular, self-serve in Rhode Island is $3.57, up from $3.55.
WESTERLY, R.I.-- Seven months after Superstorm Sandy pummeled Rhode Island's southern shore, the great mounds of sand are gone, and the twisted metal and splintered wood hauled away, replaced by workers and backhoes as beachfront businesses hurry to complete repairs before the arrival of another New England summer.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- Payday loan opponents including Treasurer Gina Raimondo urged Rhode Island lawmakers on Wednesday to limit interest rates on short-term loans _ a proposal that payday lenders say could put them out of business. A bill pending before the General Assembly would cap interest rates at 36 percent.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- A Senate panel has endorsed Rhode Island Gov. The Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of the nomination of Marcel Valois for executive director of the Economic Development Corp. It would be his second stint in that role.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- Two lawyers testified in federal court on Tuesday that they believe their former client was truthful when he pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy in a case alleging he used the identities of terminally ill people to illegally obtain tens of millions of dollars through variable annuities and so-called "death-put" bonds that would pay out when a person died.
WASHINGTON, May 11- Stacey Kalivas should be celebrating her graduation from college later this week. The finance major will graduate from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island on May 18.
LAS VEGAS, May 10- In Las Vegas this week, hedge fund investors rubbed shoulders with big-name managers, Hollywood heavies and political swells against a Bellagio hotel backdrop of glitz and gambling.
May 2- U.S. Labor Department report of initial state jobless benefit claims, seasonally adjusted. Initial Claims: April 20 from 339,000. Michigan 6,172 Massachusetts 4,104 Connecticut 2,452 Rhode Island 1,427.
ROME- Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta won his first vote of confidence in parliament on Monday after promising to press for a change to the European Union's focus on austerity and pursue economic growth and jobs.
FBI agents also spent hours at Tsarnaev's widow's family home in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, and came out carrying bags market DNA samples, a person familiar with the investigation said.
WASHINGTON, April 29- Enrollment in U.S. preschools stalled over the past year as states recovering from the recent recession struggle to fund early education for the nation's youngest students, researchers said.
BOSTON, April 25- Bleeding heavily after being hurled into the entryway of a restaurant seconds after twin blasts shattered a festive mood at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Heather Abbott had no doubt about what had just happened. The Boston bombing on April 15 killed three people and injured 264 others.
*Brothers intended attack in Times Square- police commissioner. NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, April 25- The two men suspected of carrying out last week's deadly Boston Marathon bombing decided after authorities identified them to drive to New York and set off additional explosives in Times Square, New York City officials said on Thursday.
April 25- U.S. power company Dominion Resources Inc's CEO said on Thursday construction of several power plants in Virginia was on schedule and on budget and expected to enter service over the next few years to meet growing customer demand for electricity.
April 25- Moody's Investors Service on Thursday upgraded North Providence, Rhode Island's underlying general obligation bond rating to Baa1 from Baa2, affecting about $30.2 million of debt.