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The R.I. General Assembly on Tuesday passed two new laws to streamline the state’s regulatory reform process and eliminate statutes exempting certain rules and regulations from review. more
Siemens AG is in talks with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. about a joint bid to buy Alstom SA’s energy business and counter a $17 billion offer by General Electric Co. more
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has upgraded Providence’s “BBB” credit outlook from stable to positive to reflect Mayor Angel Taveras’ efforts to improve the city’s fiscal management practices and general fund balance, Taveras’ administration announced Friday. more
General Electric Co., which is working to refine its offer for Alstom SA’s energy assets, will present new terms on Thursday as it seeks to thwart a counter bid by Siemens AG, said two people familiar with the matter. more
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corp. are among six major retailers that reached an agreement with New York’s attorney general to add information to websites and mobile applications that will allow shoppers to compare prices by unit. more
Providence’s summer jobs program has helped 650 city youth find employment this summer, Mayor Angel Taveras announced Thursday. more
Rhode Island will receive $3.85 million under a national program to help states train laid-off workers, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse announced Wednesday. more
After advancing slightly in last year’s ranking, Rhode Island dropped once again to dead last in CNBC’s America’s Top States for Business 2014 report. The 2014 ranking represents the third time in the last four years that Rhode Island came in at No. 50 in the CNBC report, which scored all 50 states on 56 measures of economic competitiveness. more
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission on Wednesday unanimously voted not to delay the Boston-area casino licensing process until after voters decide the question of whether the 2011 law allowing casinos in the state should be repealed, the Associated Press reported. more
Meal and beverage tax collections from local restaurants in Rhode Island totaled $1.77 million in April, an increase of 2.8 percent compared with the $1.73 million collected in April 2013, the R.I. Department of Revenue reported Thursday. more
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