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(Updated 2:10 p.m.) A press conference expected to publicize details of a proposed settlement of the state’s pension battle with public employee unions was abruptly canceled early Wednesday morning at the joint request of state and union attorneys, according to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service. more
President Barack Obama is offering more Americans the chance to put away money for retirement through payroll deductions with a plan for new government-sponsored savings accounts. more
The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council and the R.I. Commerce Corporation announced the relaunch of the database Tuesday for tracking business-related legislation introduced in the General Assembly. (Updated, 1:16 p.m.) more
The U.S. will post the narrowest budget deficit this year as a share of the economy since 2007 as stronger growth helps boost tax revenue, according to the Congressional Budget Office. more
Protruding a mile into Narragansett Bay, North Kingstown’s Quonset State Airport has a decidedly lower profile than the state’s main airport, Warwick’s T.F. Green Airport. more
Government spending cuts last year contributed to the fourth straight annual decline in federal contracting, the longest stretch since Ronald Reagan was president, statistics show. more
The Rhode Island district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration and the city of Providence renewed a partnership that encourages economic development by assisting businesses on issues such as strategic planning, accessing capital and securing government contracts. more
U.S. state revenue isn’t rising fast enough to keep up with the cost of funding pensions, health care and public works projects, underscoring financial strains that persist during the economic recovery, according to a report. more
About 800,000 people have signed up for private health plans through Obamacare in January, pushing total enrollment to 3 million as negative perceptions about the program give way to more practical needs. more
President Barack Obama will raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for federal contractors hired in the future, an initiative to be unveiled Tuesday night in his State of the Union address. more
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