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The British vote to exit – or Brexit – the European Union last month roiled public pension systems, as uncertainty in the international marketplace sent investors scurrying for less-volatile asset classes. Seth Magaziner, Rhode Island’s general treasurer, oversees the state’s $7.5 billion public pension system. He talks with Providence Business News about Brexit, pension performance through the fiscal year that ended June 30 and the effectiveness of its current asset allocation and assumed rate of return. more
Starting Monday, the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority raised toll prices for E-ZPass customers who fail to mount their transponders correctly. more
Brett Smiley will be Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s next chief of staff. more
The Rhode Island Outdoor Recreation Council has released its interim report on the state of recreation in Rhode Island. more
Consumer confidence in the U.S. dropped in July as U.K.’s vote to leave the European Union flustered high-income earners. more
This year's legislative session once again denied any operating funds for the Slater Technology Fund. Just to review, Slater is a nonprofit that makes seed and early-stage investments in local companies. Since its creation 20 years ago, … more
Last year Providence Business News documented the shortfall in state adult job-training programs against the need – for example, in fiscal 2014, while the state averaged 47,468 unemployed people in the labor force, 1,045 received career services … more
The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees approved a 5.8 percent tuition increase that would raise tuition by an average of $756 this year for in-state undergraduate students, a move intended to help close an $85 million shortfall. more
The state Division of Taxation has approved nearly $8 million in state historic preservation tax credits to seven projects in several cities, including for works that will create new purposes for old industrial buildings. more
A Providence woman and North Providence man plead no contest this week to unemployment insurance benefit fraud, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said Thursday. more
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