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  • Brian Sandoval says the measure hasn't changed that much and that he remains concerned it would phase out financing for the Medicaid expansion that's helped Nevada residents. Still, two senators, moderate Susan Collins of Maine and conservative Rand Paul of Kentucky, say they aren't supporting the bill. Brian Sandoval says the new Senate health care bill...

  • NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I.— John Quinn, a founding editor at USA Today, has died in Rhode Island at age 91.. Quinn, a Rhode Island native, began his career as a copy boy at The Providence Journal-Bulletin while he studied at Providence College. After the national daily newspaper was started in 1982, Quinn served as USA Today editor for five years and became editor in chief in...

  • July 12- Five states still face budget uncertainty nearly two weeks after the start of the July 1 fiscal year, a high number compared to years past, the executive director of the National Association of State Budget Officers said on Wednesday. Connecticut, Wisconsin and Rhode Island's legislatures have not yet passed a budget, while Massachusetts' budget awaits...

  • Hasbro, based in Pawtucket, announced in January 2016 that it would add the female character to the game in response to a letter from an 8- year-old Illinois girl, who wrote to them to say "girls matter." The company told The Associated Press this week that they made a version with Rey, but it was not available for sale in the United States. That disappointed the mother of...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Where is the character Rey in the "Star Wars" version of Monopoly? After inquiries from The Associated Press this week, Pawtucket, Rhode Island- based Hasbro said it made the piece, but sets with Rey were not available for sale in the U.S. She said the game with a Rey piece was made available in five markets, including in the United Kingdom and France,...

  • Governor Gina Raimondo visits Isle Brewers Guild, where they recently started brewing Narragansett Beer in Rhode Island for the first time in 30 years.

    Rhode Island is moving up as a place to build a business and find a job. Governor Gina Raimondo explains the decisions behind the boom.

  • PHILADELPHIA— Federal officials are rethinking a plan to build new high-speed railroad tracks through parts of Connecticut and Rhode Island after complaints that the project would devastate neighborhoods, marshlands and tourist attractions. The Federal Railroad Administration dropped the proposed bypass Wednesday as it moves forward with a $120...

  • Natalie Levine, who worked at the Arizona- based drugmaker from 2013 to 2014, plead guilty in federal court in Hartford, Connecticut, to conspiring to violate a federal anti-kickback statute, prosecutors said. Karen Hill, a sales representative who became the company's district manager for the Miami region, pleaded guilty in federal court in Mobile, Alabama to...

  • Natalie Levine, who worked at the Arizona- based drugmaker from 2013 to 2014, entered her plea in federal court in Hartford, Connecticut, to one count of conspiring to violate a federal anti-kickback statute, U.S. prosecutors said. Federal prosecutors in Boston in December announced charges against six former Insys executives and managers, including Levine's...

  • These are America's worst states for businesses

    Here's why West Virginia tops the list as the worst state in America for business in 2017.

  • These are the five most expensive US states

    Living in these states is a blessing and a curse. Prices are sky-high, but the lifestyles can be grand. Here are 2017's five most expensive states to live in.

  • A large 20-foot-deep (6-meter) sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles in North Laurel Canyon Blvd, in Los Angeles, is cordoned-off on February 18, 2017, after a powerful storm hit southern California.

    From sluggish economies to the worst in education and innovation, these states score the lowest among all 50 for business.

  • Top States Worst Infrastructure

    Trump backs a $1 trillion infrastructure plan mixing state and private spending. These 10 crumbling states need it most.

  • Top States On The Move.

    CNBC reveals the 10 states where you will pay a pretty penny to live and plunk down big bucks for some basic essentials.

  • BURRILLVILLE, R.I.— The opening of a proposed natural gas-fired power plant in Rhode Island has been delayed until at least 2020.. The Providence Journal reports that Invenergy cited "delays in permitting" when it informed the state Energy Facility Siting Board this month that it is now targeting a June 1, 2020, opening for the $1 billion plant in Burrillville.

  • RICHMOND, Va.— Dominion Energy announced Monday it is partnering with a Danish energy company to build two wind turbines off the Virginia coast, an effort years in the making that the utility said could lead to the development of a much larger wind farm. DONG Energy will immediately begin design and engineering work on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project,...

  • The keel of the nation's 20th Virginia-class attack submarine named for Oregon has been laid at the manufacturing plant for General Dynamics' Electric Boat. Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut, and Newport News Shipbuilding in Virginia have an agreement to build two attack submarines annually. The future USS Oregon is expected to cost about $2.7 billion and...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The keel of the nation's 20th Virginia-class attack submarine named for Oregon is being laid at the manufacturing plant for General Dynamics' Electric Boat. The future USS Oregon is expected to cost about $2.7 billion and be delivered to the Navy in November 2019. Joe Courtney, a Connecticut Democrat.

  • WASHINGTON, July 6- More than one-third of U.S. states on Thursday sued the U.S. Education Department and Secretary Betsy DeVos over the recent suspension of rules that would have swiftly canceled the student-loan debt of people defrauded by Corinthian Colleges Inc and other for-profit schools. Massachusetts, 17 other states and the District of Columbia said...

  • WASHINGTON, July 6- More than one-third of U.S. states on Thursday sued the U.S. Education Department and Secretary Betsy DeVos over the recent suspension of rules that would have swiftly canceled student-loan debt of people defrauded by Corinthian Colleges Inc and other for-profit schools. Massachusetts, 17 other states and the District of Columbia said in a...