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Despite last-minute relief from a March 31 deadline for Americans signing up for health insurance through the federal health benefits exchange, Rhode Islanders hoping to obtain health insurance through the Ocean State’s exchange have to complete their application and pick a plan by 11:59 p.m. on March 31. more
The U.S. Senate voted to advance legislation restoring benefits for the long-term unemployed that the Obama administration has sought to revive since they expired late last year. more
Rhode Island tied with Georgia at No. 33 in a recent WalletHub ranking of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, in which No. 1 represents the state least dependent on federal funding and federal government employment. more
Americans will get more time to enroll in Obamacare insurance plans if they started the process but were unable to complete it before the March 31 deadline. more
Banco Santander SA was fined 12.4 million pounds ($20.5 million) by the U.K. regulator for flaws in investment advice given to customers as the watchdog clamps down on misconduct in consumer lending. more
(Updated, 5:40 p.m.) Newly elected House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello on Tuesday promised he would focus on tackling his “No. 1 issue, jobs and the economy.” Lawmakers elected the Cranston Democrat and attorney House speaker by a vote of 61-6 over the other nominee, Rep. Michael J. Marcello, D-Scituate. more
Hotel tax collections rose to $138,139 in January, an increase of 4.1 percent compared with the $132,707 collected during January 2013, the R.I. Department of Revenue reported Tuesday. more
Rhode Island seniors and disabled persons with Medicare prescription drug plan coverage saved $9.9 million, or an average of $709 per person, on their prescription drugs in 2013 through the Affordable Care Act’s Medicare discount program, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported last week. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation Monday approved $1.1 million in Renewable Energy Fund grants to 11 solar projects planned by businesses, housing developments and schools in the state. more
With three-quarters of its work completed, the R.I. Office of Regulatory Reform has set the stage for real improvement in Rhode Island’s business climate. more
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