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President Barack Obama is pushing to raise the U.S. minimum wage higher than $7.25 an hour – the rate it’s been for four years. Half of the U.S. population won’t have to wait: They live in places where the bottom rate is already higher than that. more
Even with the flawed roll out of health-care reform and uproar over spying, Barack Obama is enjoying one of the best stock markets for a re-elected president. Signs are building that it might not last. more
With critics calling for radical change to the R.I. Economic Development Corporation in the wake of the 38 Studios disaster, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee turned to Marcel A. Valois, a trusted name who had run the quasi-state agency 16 years earlier. And within weeks, the choice seemed to have a calming effect on the organization, which had just been overhauled and seen the departure of a large portion of management. more
Direct state and local government spending in Rhode Island increased 1.1 percent between fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2011, less than the 1.7 percent increase nationally, according to a report from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released Tuesday. more
BOSTON – Robert Ross has been named chief of the Business and Labor Bureau, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. more
PROVIDENCE – U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin said he unwittingly made a profit on an investment scheme that preyed on terminally ill people and that he has since donated the money to charity, The Associated Press reported last week. more
U.S. financial conditions climbed to the highest level on record amid speculation lawmakers will agree to a deal to raise the debt ceiling and avert a default. more
U.S. Senate leaders are rushing to lock up an agreement to end the fiscal impasse, stepping in after House Republicans’ last-minute plan to avert a U.S. government default collapsed. more
States are planning to idle workers and eliminate services because of U.S. funding that stopped flowing as a result of the partial federal government shutdown. more
State Rep. Jan Malik, D-Warren, owner of Malik’s Fine Wine & Spirits, says the time has come for his fellow Ocean State businesspeople to speak out against Rhode Island’s sales tax. more
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