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Deal focused on quick job creation

Updated: August 23, 2012, 3:37 AM ET
Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The government deal that guaranteed a $75 million loan for former baseball star Curt Schilling's video game company focused almost exclusively on how quickly the firm would bring jobs to Rhode Island and overlooked requirements for attracting outside investment or other steps that could have helped protect the public's money.

The state's agreement with 38 Studios in 2010 demanded job creation -- and virtually nothing else -- at a pace described as aggressive by both former ...

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