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President Barack Obama’s advisers said the U.S. economy is on track to strengthen and add more jobs in the next two years because many of the impediments to faster growth have subsided. more
Lawmakers, educators, business leaders, and state and federal officials will gather on Monday to discuss workforce development and career and technical education at the R.I. Senate’s annual Economic Summit. more
Focus group research conducted by the American Democracy Project at RIC shows that R.I. voters are not confident their next governor will improve the state’s economic outlook. The … more
To the Editor: My dealer is very concerned about the current direction Rhode Island is heading with regards to marijuana legalization. Obviously he cannot speak for himself for fear of his personal safety, so he has asked me to reach out on his behalf. He is actually a staunch advocate of keeping marijuana illegal, which might surprise people. Currently he makes about $160,000 every year, tax-free of course, and before decriminalization passed he made more than $200,000. If legalization moves forward, he could see his income shrink even more. more
NEW SHOREHAM – A plan to cull Block Island’s deer population has been delayed for a year, The Block Island Times reported. more
WEST WARWICK – Cox Communications said last week it would cut as many as 234 jobs from its residential customer-service call center in West Warwick, potentially reducing the size of its workforce in Rhode Island by nearly 20 percent. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee didn’t love the idea of a new state executive office of commerce when it was first proposed in the wake of 38 Studios’ collapse in 2012. more
President Barack Obama is offering more Americans the chance to put away money for retirement through payroll deductions with a plan for new government-sponsored savings accounts. more
About 800,000 people have signed up for private health plans through Obamacare in January, pushing total enrollment to 3 million as negative perceptions about the program give way to more practical needs. more
President Barack Obama will raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour for federal contractors hired in the future, an initiative to be unveiled Tuesday night in his State of the Union address. more
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