Former star baseball pitcher Curt Schilling has done more than push pension talk off the front burner in Rhode Island. The business woes of the online video game company he founded, which appears to be unraveling faster than the 2011 Red Sox, have set off a political, media and bond-industry firestorm.

38 Studios LLC on Friday finally made a $1.125 million payment, which had been due May 1, to the Rhode Island Economic Development Corp., according to Gov. Lincoln Chafee.

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