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BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick late last month signed legislation that will prohibit the possession, sale, trade and distribution of shark fins. more
PROVIDENCE – A state senator is advocating for a safety plan for the city’s Federal Hill neighborhood in the wake of two violent incidents that occurred late last month. more
Providence’s Federal Hill has an international reputation for fine dining and foodie retailing. It is a year-round feast celebrating not just Rhode Island’s Italian-American cuisine and culture, but those from subsequent waves of immigration. more
Lawmakers reshaped Rhode Island’s tax code this summer, cutting taxes in some areas and raising them elsewhere in a bid to improve the state’s much-maligned business climate while plugging revenue gaps. more
In most neighborhoods, the pair of two-story colonials that began rising on a Providence street corner four years ago – one cream-colored, the other gray with a big garage door facing the sidewalk – wouldn’t raise an eyebrow. more
Supporters of burying high-voltage lines between Providence and East Providence waited 11 years for a detailed estimate of how much the project would cost. Now that it’s in, they have sticker shock. more
What business owners need to know about changes in health care laws, corporate income and estate tax codes, the potential for a federal Internet tax and a new electronic unemployment claims process will be the focus of the PBN Summit on Government Regulations & Business Nov. 6. more
I am sitting here on my train ride to Boston, finally getting an opportunity to read a recent copy of Providence Business News, and wanted to say that the Cary Collins piece (“Rhody makeover: Focus on 21st-century industries,” Nov. 17, 2015), really hit home for me. more
Will car-service apps Uber and Lyft be allowed to operate permanently and unregulated in Rhode Island? At this pace the state may never know. more
The Rhode Island Hospitality Association says this year’s legislative session ended with the industry at least able to stay on an equal footing with other sectors. That’s thanks largely to defeat of both a bill that would have reduced the sales tax for most industries but not hospitality, and another measure to create a commission to study a minimum wage within the hospitality industry. more
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