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In a new study released by the National Partnership for Women & Families, Rhode Island scored a “B” for its family and medical leave policies and accommodations for pregnant workers, landing the Ocean State among the states with the best protections for working parents nationwide. more
MIDDLETOWN – Congressional, Pentagon and defense-industry leaders will gather in Newport in September for an event focused on the future of innovation and technology in the defense arena. more
BOSTON – State officials say they have uncovered an unemployment-insurance scheme involving nearly 600 fraudulent claims, The Associated Press reported last week. more
Is partisan warfare on Capitol Hill over taxation of medical devices crushing thousands of homeowners’ plans to do short sales this year? more
Rhode Island’s only landfill, in Johnston, is on track to be filled by 2038. The big question facing the state is: Then what? more
From the outside, it seems Rhode Island officials have been working on a new comprehensive plan for land use and economic development for ages, or at least since they finished the last plan. more
Earning a little more than $9 an hour as a front-desk clerk at the Hilton Providence, Evan McLaughlin last year lost an apartment in Providence because he couldn’t afford the rent. more
Even if they disagree about the federal health care law that created it, Rhode Island’s major candidates for governor all want to see the state’s health-benefits exchange become a moneymaker. more
(Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles focused on the 2014 gubernatorial candidates and their plans for economic development.) more
The General Assembly voted Wednesday evening to raise Rhode Island’s minimum wage to $9 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2015. more
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