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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
Tom Brady said he’s disappointed his four-game suspension wasn’t overturned by National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell. The reigning Super Bowl Most Valuable Player also said the dispute about his destroyed cell phone was manufactured by the league to overshadow its lack of proof of his involvement in the New England Patriots’ deflated- ball controversy. more
Two separate plea agreements for cases involving unemployment insurance benefits fraud have been reached, restoring nearly $36,000 for the state in restitution, according to Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. more
When your life flashes before your eyes moments before you die, you likely won’t be thinking about your tweet count, your Farmville assets, your Bitcoins, your iTunes play-lists, or how many “likes” your last status update received. However, a new law is aimed at helping your family access and manage those accounts after you die. Called the “Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act,” it is a model law, which means that it serves as a blueprint to help states address this growing issue. more
(Updated, 12:55 p.m.) Santander Bank has reached an agreement to change the way it screens applicants of checking and savings accounts amid concerns the current practice is slanted against low-income consumers. more
The owner and an employee of St. Jude Home Care have been charged in a Medicaid fraud scheme, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said on Tuesday. more
The coming business mandates spelled out by the Affordable Care Act were among the topics explained to more than 100 of Rhode Island’s business leaders at the Providence Business News Summit on Government Regulations and Business held Thursday. more
The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that gay marriage is legal nationwide is a “victory for America,” President Barack Obama said, declaring that justice had arrived for same-sex couples with “a thunderbolt.” more
(Updated 2:23 p.m.) The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday charged a former Bancorp Rhode Island Inc. board member with inside trading, alleging he tipped off three acquaintances about the bank’s potential acquisition with Brookline Bancorp Inc. in 2011. more
Should Bill and Denise Richard, who lost their 8-year-old son Martin in the Boston Marathon bombing, have a special say in whether Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gets the death penalty? The question goes beyond the family’s tragedy or even the problem of terrorism. more
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