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Regulation
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Alstom SA CEO Patrick Kron called on the French government to back a $17 billion offer by U.S. rival General Electric Co. for its energy units, saying uncertainty about his company’s future is making it difficult to win orders. more
General Electric Co. agreed to a French government request to extend by three weeks the deadline for its planned $17 billion purchase of Alstom SA energy units. more
As pockets of the real estate market in Rhode Island climb out of the economic sludge of recession, Providence’s minority neighborhoods have been purposely bypassed by Santander Bank’s prime mortgage lending, according to a May 29 lawsuit filed by the city against the U.S. operations of the Madrid-based bank. more
A temporary tax holiday for U.S. companies to repatriate offshore profits would cost the government $95.8 billion in revenue over the next decade, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation, a nonpartisan scorekeeper for Congress. more
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee has announced the new online Small Business Suggestion Box, a tool designed to incorporate business perspectives into the ongoing work of regulatory reform. The suggestion box is being launched by the R.I. Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Regulatory Reform, within the R.I. Department of Administration. more
What started as an experiment to curb early morning violence outside some downtown Providence nightclubs is now being proposed citywide for large clubs by Public Safety Commissioner Steven M. Pare. more
The Federal Reserve extended deadlines until next year for new capital plans from Citigroup Inc. and the U.S. units of HSBC Holdings PLC, Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC and Banco Santander SA after objecting to earlier versions. more
The end of the year brings some good news to those who think that state government has been a hindrance to the progress of Rhode Island’s economy. more
Rhode Island is back at war with car-service apps Uber and Lyft. more
To the Editor: Rhode Island is spending more than $14,000 per student each year educating our public school students. However, the R.I. Department of Education recently reported that 31 percent of Rhode Island’s public schools are low-performing schools. The question is, “Why is the cost of education high and the performance low in many of Rhode Island’s public schools?” more
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