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The U.S. now has half as many publicly listed companies trading on its exchanges as it did at the peak in 1996. Listed companies reached a high of 7,322. That number today is down almost by half to 3,700 and is more than 1,000 lower than in 1975, … more
The General Assembly last week offered another example of why Rhode Island has such a difficult time attracting investment, when it left hanging into the final hours of the legislative session a proposal to control tax treaties for the former … more
Sen. Rand Paul's new tax-reform plan is a considerable improvement over his old one. Mr. Paul's earlier plan was a 17 percent flat tax that would have raised taxes for much of the middle class. The new plan avoids such big increases. … more
BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey has published final regulations to implement the new earned sick time law, which provides 1 million more workers in Massachusetts with access to sick leave for the first time. The earned sick time … more
The city is poised to create commercial tax guidelines to promote development, but if it goes forward it will do so without the support of all interested parties. A last-minute push from Senate Majority Leader Dominick J. Ruggerio, … more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last week signed into law a hike in Rhode Island's minimum hourly wage from $9 to $9.60, effective Jan. 1. "I'm proud to sign this bill, which marks an important step forward in our efforts to make work … more
Rhode Island’s former governor talks about his candidacy for the presidency of the United States. more
Meal and beverage tax collections rose 8.1 percent year over year in April and hotel tax collections jumped 21.3 percent during the same period, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue. more
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that gay marriage is legal nationwide is a “victory for America,” President Barack Obama said, declaring that justice had arrived for same-sex couples with “a thunderbolt.” more
With a median age of 44.3, Bristol County is the oldest county in Rhode Island, and with a median age of 37.2, Providence County is the youngest, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. more
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