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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
U.S. stock-index futures gained, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will extend its record, as Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick has signed legislation that raises the age of juvenile jurisdiction from 17 to 18, opening up more opportunities for the state’s youth, at-risk population, the governor said in a news release. 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
About 4,900 long-term unemployed Rhode Islanders will lose their federal emergency jobless benefits following the decision by Congress not to include an extension of unemployment benefits in the budget deal approved Dec. 18, the Associated Press reported Thursday. more
States are planning to idle workers and eliminate services because of U.S. funding that stopped flowing as a result of the partial federal government shutdown. more
Clay Pell officially announced his intent to run for governor of Rhode Island at a campaign kickoff event on Tuesday after months of speculation about a gubernatorial bid from the grandson of the late U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell. more
Hours after the University of Notre Dame filed a religious challenge to the U.S. health care overhaul in Indiana federal court, a judge in Washington heard arguments in a lawsuit assailing tax provisions of the statute. more
Colorado Democrat John Hickenlooper has a firm answer to other U.S. governors asking him about marijuana as source of revenue: Just say no. more
President Barack Obama recently took some heat for saying that marijuana is no worse than alcohol, and perhaps less dangerous “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.” more
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