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BOSTON – A bill that gradually raises the minimum wage to $11 in Massachusetts over three years has become law. more
Losing out on the first round of the U.S. Commerce Department’s “manufacturing communities” grants was a blow to state efforts to build greater support for Rhode Island’s manufacturers. more
Former members of the R.I. Economic Development Corporation board, including ex-Gov. Donald L. Carcieri, are among 20 witnesses scheduled to be deposed this summer in the state’s lawsuit against participants in the failed 38 Studios loan, the state’s attorney said Wednesday. more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Wednesday unanimously voted not to delay the Boston-area casino licensing process until after voters decide the question of whether the 2011 law allowing casinos in the state should be repealed, the Associated Press reported. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has filed a civil lawsuit in Providence County Superior Court against Gable Fitness Inc. d/b/a Gold’s Gym on behalf of customers who allege that owner David Walker solicited and accepted membership fees despite knowing the gym would soon close. more
During the second quarter, 2,041 new business entities registered with the R.I. Secretary of State’s Business Services Division, higher than the number reported the previous quarter, the secretary’s office announced Tuesday. more
The U.S. Transportation Department is notifying states that federal reimbursements for highway and transit construction projects will slow down as soon as August. more
The state of Rhode Island collected $830,464 in April under its 5 percent hotel tax, a decline of $114,299 or 12.1 percent from the $944,763 collected a year earlier in April 2013, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue. more
The Internal Revenue Service is about to get an unprecedented look at bank accounts and investments U.S. citizens hold abroad, through a law that is making it harder to hide assets from the tax collector. more
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to President Barack Obama’s health-care law, ruling that closely held companies can claim a religious exemption from the requirement that they offer birth-control coverage in their worker health plans. more
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