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Rhode Island has the lowest gun-death rate in the country, 3.14 deaths per 100,000 people, based on 2011 data released in a new study by the national nonprofit Violence Policy Center. more
U.S. regulators are studying whether restrictions on marijuana should be eased, a step toward decriminalizing the drug at the federal level. more
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has upgraded Providence’s “BBB” credit outlook from stable to positive to reflect Mayor Angel Taveras’ efforts to improve the city’s fiscal management practices and general fund balance, Taveras’ administration announced Friday. more
Town selectmen have contracted Considine & Furey to help bring a resort casino to Somerset, agreeing to pay the Boston law firm 25 percent of first-year sums from licensed gaming, the Taunton Daily Gazette reported. more
More than half the people who bought insurance through new Obamacare exchanges were previously uninsured, according to a survey that runs counter to reports earlier this year. more
The General Assembly voted Wednesday evening to raise Rhode Island’s minimum wage to $9 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2015. more
Peter M. Marino, director of the R.I. Office of Management and Budget, has been named as the next CEO of Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island. Merrill Thomas, chairman of Neighborhood’s board of directors, said Marino’s past experience both in and out of government was one determining factor in the board’s decision. more
General Electric Co., which is working to refine its offer for Alstom SA’s energy assets, will present new terms on Thursday as it seeks to thwart a counter bid by Siemens AG, said two people familiar with the matter. more
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corp. are among six major retailers that reached an agreement with New York’s attorney general to add information to websites and mobile applications that will allow shoppers to compare prices by unit. more
The R.I. Department of Revenue collected $7 million more than expected in May, resulting in a 3.2 percent monthly total general revenue surplus compared with the state’s original revenue projections, the department reported Tuesday. more
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