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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
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew urged Congress to raise the debt limit well in advance of a February deadline, calling an increase necessary to preserve the nation’s promise to its creditors. more
Town residents on Tuesday voted to reject Foxwoods affiliate Crossroads Massachusetts LLC’s proposal to build a $1 billion resort casino off Interstate 495, ending Foxwoods’ bid for the sole Boston-area gaming license, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. more
President Barack Obama says he’s giving Americans who’ve received cancellation notices from their insurers a one-year reprieve before they have to get new policies under his health-care law. more
The U.S. budget deficit last month narrowed more than economists forecast from a year earlier as rising employment contributed to the strongest October revenue on record. more
Sunny Puerto Rico is casting some of the darkest shadows on investment portfolios this winter. more
Congressional negotiators are touting a U.S. budget accord that will ease the long-criticized automatic spending cuts for the next two years, remove the risk of a government shutdown and cut the deficit by $23 billion. more
(Updated, 9:35 a.m.) General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo will run for governor of Rhode Island as a Democrat, she announced Wednesday in a video posted on her website. Raimondo said in the announcement video that Rhode Islanders “deserved a state that didn’t continue to kick financial decisions down the road,” a reference to her work engineering a controversial overhaul of the state pension system in 2011. more
A Senate vote on Monday to advance legislation extending emergency unemployment benefits is part of a broader agenda Democrats are rolling out in hopes of bolstering their fortunes in the November mid-term elections. more
PROVIDENCE – Sen. Elizabeth A. Crowley, D-Central Falls, was elected a 2014 state director for Women In Government by her legislative colleagues. more
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