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The House Finance Committee late Thursday night passed an $8.7 billion state budget bill unveiled by Democratic leadership that would lower the state’s corporate tax rate and cut estate taxes, while raising the gas tax and motor vehicle fees. more
UnitedHealthcare has recognized four Rhode Island companies in its 2014 Well Deserved Awards, presented annually to employers who have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving employees' health and well-being through work-site wellness programs. more
Employers added 217,000 jobs in May to push U.S. payrolls past their pre-recession peak and the jobless rate held at an almost six-year low as the economy gained traction. more
Susan McTiernan, a scholar, educator and administrator, will become dean of Roger Williams University’s business school, effective July 31. more
Care New England, Rhode Island Primary Care Physicians Corp. and Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island on Thursday announced that they had come together to form the state’s first fully integrated accountable care payment model, designed to improve quality and coordination of care and ultimately drive down costs for patients. more
Household wealth in the U.S. climbed in the first quarter, helped by labor market improvement and gains in the stock and residential real estate markets that are giving balance sheets a lift. more
WaterFire Providence will be able to request that the Army Corps of Engineers close the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier during WaterFire events in exchange for reimbursement of the costs, after the passage of a $12 billion U.S. water infrastructure bill on May 22. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on Thursday honored Scituate High School, Park View Middle School in Cranston, and Calcutt Middle School in Central Falls at a Statehouse ceremony for implementing educational energy programs to heighten awareness and promote efficiency and conservation. more
Lenders in Bristol County, Mass., filed 88 foreclosure petitions in April, more than tripling the number of foreclosure starts in April 2013, when 24 petitions were filed, The Warren Group said Thursday. more
Fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits over the past month than at any time in seven years, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen. more
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