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Rhode Island tied with three other states for the second-highest statewide sales tax rate in the nation at 7 percent, according to a report released this week by the Tax Foundation, an independent tax policy research organization. more
Christina H. Paxson, president of Brown University since 2012, has been reappointed to a second, five-year term by the Corporation of Brown University, extending her tenure to 2022, according to a statement from the school on Thursday. more
Providence Equity Partners has made a “significant minority investment” in Chicago-based EZLinks Golf LLC, a PGA Tour-affiliated company and producer of golf management technology. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, marking 100 straight weeks of claims below 300,000. That’s the longest streak since 1970 and indicates a healthy job market. more
Republicans in Congress will begin a process Thursday of rescinding a federal rule aimed at preventing people with serious mental-health problems from buying guns, one of the earliest targets in a long list of Obama administration regulations lawmakers plan to reverse. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Wednesday said he’ll continue efforts to shore up the city’s finances, while promising to improve local infrastructure, education and city services. more
The R.I. Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced it has initiated the process of collecting qualifications from firms who want to bid on the massive redesign and construction of the 6-10 Connector. more
State transportation officials this week started accepting proposals from construction firms to design and build a new commuter rail station to serve Pawtucket and Central Falls. more
Lifespan Physician Group Inc. and Coastal Medical are among approximately 2,900 primary care practices nationwide participating in Comprehensive Primary Care Plus, a public-private partnership through the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services designed to provide better access to quality health care at lower costs. more
Federal Reserve officials left interest rates unchanged while acknowledging rising confidence among consumers and businesses following Donald Trump’s election victory. more
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