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As many as 89,300 Rhode Islanders could be affected by an increase of the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour from the current $7.25 an hour, according to a fact sheet released by the White House on Wednesday. more
(Updated, 5:40 p.m.) Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee said he is pleased with Judge Sarah Taft-Carter’s decision to grant the state’s request for a jury trial in the pension cases. more
In Maine, the insurer that has enrolled the most Obamacare customers isn’t the state’s well- established Blue Cross Blue Shield plan, owned by WellPoint Inc. It’s WellPoint’s only rival: Maine Community Health Options, a startup that didn’t exist three years ago. more
U.S. stocks fell, after the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index climbed to a record close last week, as investors assessed the strength of the economy and developments in Ukraine. more
Spectra Systems Corp. announced Monday its receipt of two U.S. patents that the company says will go toward saving central banks billions of dollars annually on costs associated with replacing soiled banknotes. more
Anya Rader Wallack will be appointed the new director of HealthSource RI, Rhode Island’s health insurance exchange, Gov.-elect Gina M. Raimondo announced Tuesday. more
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Wednesday awarded nearly $1.8 billion to improve and preserve public housing in all 50 states including Rhode Island, which received $12.6 million. more
Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, Britain’s biggest taxpayer-owned lender, must face a lawsuit by a bond insurer over what it claims was the bank’s sale of $1.15 billion of securities backed by “thousands of defective and fraudulently originated” home loans. more
The Pentagon’s proposed $495.6 billion budget for the coming fiscal year would provide $154 billion for weapons purchases and research, $25 billion less than projected a year ago, according to the Defense Department. more
The coming business mandates spelled out by the Affordable Care Act were among the topics explained to more than 100 of Rhode Island’s business leaders at the Providence Business News Summit on Government Regulations and Business held Thursday. more
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