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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
One year on and the final verdict is not yet in on HealthSource RI, Rhode Island’s health insurance marketplace. Or at the very least, the verdict depends on who is making the judgment. more
NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley found itself on the receiving end of an unexpected gift in December. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Office of Attorney General this month filed a complaint in R.I. Superior Court citing the Nasonville Fire District for violations of the R.I. Access to Public Records Act for failure to respond to a request within the time as prescribed by law. more
BOSTON – Nevada-based online retailer Zappos.com Inc. has agreed to pay a total of $106,000 and take actions to better protect consumers’ information following a 2012 data breach that placed consumers’ personal data at risk, outgoing Attorney General Martha Coakley announced this month. more
BOSTON – Attempting to address a projected budgetary shortfall, Gov. Charlie D. Baker this month issued a hiring freeze across the entire state government while also announcing a comprehensive review of the state’s departments. more
PROVIDENCE – Rep. Robert E. Craven, D-North Kingstown, has introduced legislation aimed at easing the tax burden on Rhode Island retirees at least 65 years of age before the close of a taxable year by exempting from the state income tax all Social Security benefits, as well as income received from federal, state and local government retirement plans, disability benefits, military pensions, and private pension and deferred-compensation plans. more
BOSTON – NSTAR Gas & Electric Co. agreed to pay $44.7 million to refund its Massachusetts customers, resolving 11 previously outstanding cases before the Mass. Department of Public Utilities that deal with the company’s capital projects, pension expenses and energy-efficiency programs. more
As a researcher for the College & University Research Collaborative, Jonathan Harris, an assistant professor of design at Johnson & Wales University, is exploring whether bike paths and mass transit in the state cater to millennials – or should. more
If the General Assembly is casting about for a way to open its 2015 session, one guaranteed way to help the state move forward is to re-authorize the historic-preservation tax credit program. more
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