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Representatives of the R.I. Commerce Corporation told state lawmakers Thursday that the agency has not dispersed any new loans or awarded financial incentives created in the fiscal 2016 budget, but has laid the groundwork for evaluating applications for state assistance. more
Public health in the U.S. has come a long way from the 1960s, when almost half of adults were still smoking. Today that rate is 14.9 percent. The problem is, that's still far too high. Bolder steps to prevent and reduce tobacco addiction are needed … more
Are financial incentives a prerequisite for economic development? In most urban areas of Rhode Island, the answer appears to be a qualified yes. Developers interested in investing have traditionally sought property tax relief, with the full … more
The Rhode Island banking industry is watching the Federal Reserve especially close this month, as the central bank could raise interest rates for the first time since 2006. A rate hike could lead to higher profit margins throughout the sector. … more
Last summer two French musicians landed in Rhode Island for the final stint of a six-week-long trip across the United States. The duo traveled from Nashville, Tenn., to Los Angeles, where they caught a flight to the East Coast to spend a day before … more
The Massachusetts Department of Revenue launched its new tax filing system, Mass TaxConnect, for businesses on Nov. 30 in an effort to make filing taxes simpler, quicker and more efficient. more
Can minimum wages improve productivity and innovation over the long run? Usually, it's detractors of the minimum wage who talk about the long term. Minimum-wage hikes tend to have only small or negligible effects on employment levels, but … more
The World Economic Forum (best known for organizing the annual Davos shindig) just published its annual Gender Gap report. It makes for thoroughly depressing reading. On current trends, it will take 118 years before women's salaries equal those of … more
The fate of Barack Obama's signature health care law may depend on how long Anthem Inc. and Aetna Inc. are willing to wait before starting to make money off it. The two insurers are on the hot seat now that UnitedHealth Group Inc. appears … more
A revision to the U.S. Department of Labor regulations is expected to result in over 5 million more employees soon being entitled to overtime pay. More specifically, the DOL's proposed rule change will revise current law by requiring that an … more
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