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U.S. banks that pass the Federal Reserve’s annual stress tests are strong enough to boost quarterly payouts to shareholders 53 percent on average, disbursing $109 billion over the next 15 months, according to analysts. more
Harsh winter weather affected R.I. Public Transit Authority ridership in January, causing a 19 percent drop. more
Former candidate for governor Kenneth J. Block has released a study on the state’s fire districts in an effort to start a statewide conversation about fire protection in Rhode Island. more
A study released Tuesday on the “Impact of Expanding Medicaid” suggests refinements to managed care may be a means of controlling government costs for Medicaid in Rhode Island. more
(Updated, 5:30 p.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed an increase in the minimum wage from the existing $9 an hour to $10.10, to help working families and strengthen the state’s middle class, according to a statement from her office. more
Just how stupid does Paul Ryan think we are? The Wisconsin Republican and two other House committee chairmen claimed in an op-ed last week that they are just about ready to propose an Obamacare "off-ramp" if the Supreme Court decides in … more
In a wide-ranging PBN Q&A cover story this week, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo stuck to her talking points about how she feels the state must approach the coming years in order to lift itself out of the hole Rhode Island finds itself in. Sharp-eyed … more
Rhode Island businesses have long complained that too many young job seekers don't have the basic math, reading and writing skills needed to fill available jobs. At a 2012 Providence Business News Summit on Employers & Education, Community … more
Rhode Island's first female governor entered office in January with an intimate knowledge of both investment as a tool for growth and the state's almost desperate need for it. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has wasted no time trying to use her … more
Federal health care reform set in motion a complex wave of changes in how health insurance is provided, paid for and acquired by consumers. Five years into the federal law, often called Obamacare, employers, health care providers and businesses … more
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