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President Barack Obama took administration action this week aimed at helping federal student loan borrowers navigate the repayment process and tightening rules for private companies servicing school debt. more
Barbara Fields has been named the new executive director of Rhode Island Housing Corp., after serving in the acting position since January. more
Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum is undergoing treatment for cancer. So he takes seriously Republican threats to repeal Obamacare if they win in 2016: "This is more personal for me than usual. Scary, too. There are no guarantees in life, and … more
The severe snowstorms in February temporarily slowed the Massachusetts economy, but do not appear to have derailed the “healthy expansion” that the state has experienced in recent quarters, according to the latest MassBenchmarks brief. more
Rhode Island public-sector retirees approved a proposed settlement that would end their lawsuit against the state’s 2011 pension overall, according to WPRI.com. more
The federal Department of Health and Human Services has announced that as a result of marketplace coverage and Medicaid expansion through the Affordable Care Act, hospital uncompensated care costs were reduced by an estimated $7.4 billion last year to $27.3 billion. more
Rhode Island is one of the top 10 safest states in the country to live in, according to WalletHub. more
(Updated, 8:30 p.m., March 18) An ordinance that proposes a uniform approach to tax stabilization agreements for projects in the former Interstate 195 corridor will be introduced to City Council this week. more
Forty-two states had statistically significant jobless rate declines year over year in January, but Rhode Island and Illinois experienced the largest declines at 2.1 percentage points each, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Parks advocate and community organizer Wendy Nilsson has been appointed superintendent of the Providence Department of Parks and Recreation, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza said. more
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