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The $2.7 trillion U.S. health-care system lags behind other nations in improving its citizens’ health even as spending has doubled, increasing faster than any other industry over the past decade, researchers said. more
The R.I. Public Expenditure Council will hold a forum on the state’s business climate next week featuring review panels of policymakers, analysts and economists both from within Rhode Island and representing national organizations. more
President Barack Obama is pushing to raise the U.S. minimum wage higher than $7.25 an hour – the rate it’s been for four years. Half of the U.S. population won’t have to wait: They live in places where the bottom rate is already higher than that. more
The owner of Providence’s “Superman Building” is suing former tenant Bank of America Corp. for leaving Rhode Island’s tallest building in poor condition. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated, after the longest streak of weekly gains since February, as investors awaited retailer earnings reports to gauge the strength of consumer demand and the likelihood of cuts to monetary stimulus. more
More than 90 percent of graduates from the Community College of Rhode Island class of 2012 have found employment, continued their education or pursued a combination of both, according to the school’s most recent Career Placement and Graduate Transfer Report. more
Even with the flawed roll out of health-care reform and uproar over spying, Barack Obama is enjoying one of the best stock markets for a re-elected president. Signs are building that it might not last. more
Residents of Palmer and East Boston, Mass., voted on Election Day to reject two proposed casinos in the towns, but the developers – the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and Suffolk Downs – won’t give up without a fight, the Boston Business Journal reported Sunday. more
With U.S. sales of plug-in electric vehicles on pace to reach half of President Barack Obama’s goal, regulators are following customers and automakers to vehicles powered by other fuels, from hydrogen to diesel. more
The Rhode Island Business Plan Competition has set Friday, Nov. 22, as the deadline for applications to compete in the eighth annual Rhode Island Elevator Pitch Contest. more
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