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10/02/2014
Posted: Oct 02, 2014 10:52 AM EDT The Associated Press Roger Williams University is freezing tuition for current undergraduates and guaranteeing no hike over this year's rate for those who enroll within the next school year.
10/02/2014
By PBN Staff Posted 10/2/14 A University of Rhode Island engineering professor has conducted seismic tests on the Gainer Memorial Dam at Scituate Reservoir to determine its vulnerability to earthquakes, and has determined that so far, it could withstand the region's most likely earthquake scenarios.
10/02/2014
Published: October 02, 2014 08:14 AM BY JOURNAL BUSINESS STAFF Providence-based GTECH and Sony Pictures Consumer Products have agreed to a multi-year licensing deal granting GTECH the property licensing rights to the TV game shows Wheel of Fortune and JEOPARDY!.

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09/30/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee joined the Rhode Island Division of Planning today to invite the public to review and comment on the draft of the state's Economic Development Plan, a product of the RhodeMap RI initiative. The Economic Development Plan contains goals, policies, strategies,...
09/23/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, Rhode Island's Congressional delegation and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Commerce RI) today announced that Rhode Island has been awarded a $1.575-million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) to develop a model...
09/17/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced the state has received a $650,000 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to help the state plan for a new mass transit center in Providence. One of 72 projects...

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