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Five percent hotel tax collections rose 3.6 percent in the fiscal year over fiscal year period through October, but fell 2 percent when comparing the month of October with October 2015, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Thursday. more
Volkswagen will pay more than $4.1 million to Rhode Island for violating state laws prohibiting the sale and leasing of diesel vehicles equipped with illegal and undisclosed emissions control defeat device software, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said Thursday. more
As President Donald Trump huddles with advisers over plans for a tax overhaul, Congress is considering options to soften a controversial centerpiece of the House Republicans’ tax plan - a step that might mean smaller tax cuts for corporations. more
In an effort to help shore up municipal balance sheets, the state’s general treasurer on Thursday announced legislation to encourage locally administered pension plans to join the state’s system. more
A Banco Santander SA unit will pay almost $25 million to two U.S. states, Massachusetts and Delaware, to resolve a joint investigation into predatory subprime auto loans that resulted in buyers owing thousands of dollars more than their cars were worth - the first such accord in the country. more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday reached a settlement with R.I. Commerce Corp., stemming from allegations that the state defrauded investors when issuing a 2010 municipal bond offering to finance the now-defunct video game company 38 Studios LLC. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said challenges remain in the U.S. labor market, including concentrations of elevated joblessness in poor and minority communities, as she pushed for better education and training so the economy works for all Americans. more
Women & Infants Hospital will receive $11 million in funding over five years through the National Institutes of Health Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence grant program to boost research related to women’s reproductive health. more
Total general revenue cash collections rose 1 percent when comparing the fiscal year-over-fiscal year period through February, but fell 7.1 percent when comparing February with February 2016, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Tuesday. more
Chessawanock Island Oysters on Station Street recently received $75,000 in financing from the South Eastern Economic Development Corp. using R.I. Commerce Corp. funds and a Small Business Association Micro Loan that will allow it to expand from three to five acres in Narragansett Bay, buy additional farming equipment, and create four more jobs. more
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