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RIPR News
1:30 pm
Tue November 9, 2010

Twin River emerges from bankruptcy

Providence, RI – After 17 months, the Twin River slot parlor in Lincoln has finally emerged from bankruptcy. The Rhode Island Division of Lotteries made the transition official when it approved a change of ownership for the slot parlor. Spokeswoman Patti Doyle says this is a great day for the company

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RIPR News
10:45 am
Tue November 9, 2010

Twin River emerges from bankruptcy

LINCOLN, R.I. – The Twin River slot parlor says it's emerged from bankruptcy protection.

Officials at the facility in Lincoln says its debt has been essentially cut in half, from $598 million to about $300 million.

Twin River offers video lottery terminals but not table games found at traditional casinos.


Gov. Don Carcieri vetoed a proposed ballot question that would have asked voters if they support turning Twin River and Newport Grand into full-scale casinos.

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Local Features
10:03 am
Tue November 9, 2010

A closer look at the CVS layoffs

WRNI file photo by Alex Nunes.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Last month, in the face of decreasing profits, pharmacy giant CVS Caremark eliminated 300 jobs - half of them in its home city of Woonsocket.

Leo Fontaine, the Mayor of Woonsocket, Frank Switzer, a resident of Woonsocket for 64 years, and John Gregory, the President and CEO of the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, all say the lay-offs won't have a huge impact on the community.

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RIPR News
10:02 am
Tue November 9, 2010

Remembering Sgt. Michael Paranzino

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The parents of Sgt. Michael Paranzino say they're grateful for the comfort Rhode Islanders have been giving them since their son died last week in Afghanistan.

Paranzino was an Army scout from Middletown and the 23rd Rhode Islander to die from a combat-related injury since 9/11.

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NPR WORLD
8:54 am
Tue November 9, 2010

As Myanmar prepares for elections, its critics fret

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Economy
8:52 am
Tue November 9, 2010

RI receives $80 million to curb foreclosures

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island has received $80 million from the federal treasury to help homeowners in danger of foreclosure.


The program, called the "Hardest Hit Fund," is now available in Providence and by December 1 will be available statewide.

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NPR NATIONAL
8:15 am
Tue November 9, 2010

States consider banning alcoholic energy drinks

RIPR News
8:03 am
Tue November 9, 2010

Remembering Sgt. Michael Paranzino

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The parents of Sgt. Michael Paranzino say they're grateful for the comfort Rhode Islanders have been giving them since their son died last week in Afghanistan. Paranzino was an Army scout from Middletown and the 23rd Rhode Islander to die from a combat-related injury since 9/11. WRNI's Catherine Welch has this remembrance.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. news@wrni.org.

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NPR NATIONAL
7:59 am
Tue November 9, 2010

Sharp rise in oil prices could hinder recovery

Photo by Jeff Brady/NPR.
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NPR NATIONAL
7:52 am
Tue November 9, 2010

In their 90s, working for more than just a paycheck

Bill Ferson, 92, has been working at the Vita Needle Company for more than 20 years. He arrives around 4 a.m. four days a week. Photo by Ari Daniel Shapiro for NPR.
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