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BlackRock Inc. and Fidelity Investments will be studied by U.S. regulators who are in the early stages of reviewing whether asset managers pose a potential risk to the financial system. more
After thousands of visitors left the Wickford Art Festival and artists packed up their remaining works and their income from pieces sold, the Wickford Art Association used to have to send someone around collecting the 7 percent tax on sales made during one of the state’s most well-known fine art festivals. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Thursday that Connecticut-based Affinion, and its subsidiaries Trilegiant and Webloyalty, will pay more than $30 million nationwide to settle allegations that they misled consumers into signing up and paying for discount clubs and memberships. more
Beginning Jan. 1, Rhode Islanders who buy their electricity through National Grid will see their monthly electricity bills increase, the utility said Friday. more
The votes against allowing casinos in two Massachusetts towns reveal clear winners and losers as they shed light on the continuing expansion of gambling in the Bay State, according to the Boston Business Journal. more
In a joint statement issued late Friday afternoon, R.I. Health Insurance Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Hittner and HealthSource RI Director Christine Ferguson said Rhode Island will not allow insurers to continue the sale of policies canceled under the Affordable Care Act, despite President Barack Obama’s decision to grant Americans who received cancellation notices a one-year reprieve. more
In a decision handed down Monday, the First Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the validity of Providence’s anti-tobacco laws, Mayor Angel Taveras’ office announced. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Monday that Rhode Island will receive more than $5.6 million as its share of a multistate and federal settlement with New Jersey pharmaceutical manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. more
The announcement by Stephen Farrell, president and CEO of UnitedHealthcare of New England, at a meeting of the Health Insurance Small Employer Taskforce last week that United planned to open a private health insurance “exchange” is part of a broader trend both in New England and nationally. more
The R.I. Office of Regulatory Reform released a report Tuesday outlining key findings and recommendations from period two of the Regulatory Reform Initiative to analyze all state-agency regulations and their impact on Rhode Island’s small businesses. more
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