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Two Federal Reserve officials argued the case for another interest rate increase in interviews on the eve of an eagerly awaited speech by Chair Janet Yellen in Jackson Hole, Wyo., that will be scoured for hints of a move that could come as soon as September. more
Rhode Island students in multiple grades increased their participation in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and raised their scores in English language arts/literacy and mathematics according to the 2016 PARCC report released Thursday. more
Election and ethics reform measures approved over the past two years influenced Common Cause of Rhode Island to issue a scorecard with the highest point average in nearly a decade, according to the nonprofit organization. more
Boats can now can come directly to J. Goodison Co. for repairs, thanks to a new Marine Travelift billed as the biggest in the Northeast that the company debuted this week. more
Hotel room revenue through June has increased 6.9 percent year over year in Rhode Island, according to the R.I. Commerce Corp. more
If the state's public officials want to make a real difference in Rhode Island's future, they should spend less time on getting to the bottom of the 38 Studios mess and more, a lot more, on the looming public-finance meltdown over unfunded liabilities for local pensions and other post-employment benefits (also known as OPEBs). more
1Senate right not to ban vaping PUBLISHED IN PRINT: JULY 22 The R.I. Senate made the right decision when it chose not to pass a ban on the use of e-cigarettes, or "vaping," early in the morning on the last day of the legislative … more
Aetna warned the government in a July letter that it would be financially forced to step back its participation in Obamacare's individual insurance exchanges if the Justice Department tried to block its $28 billion purchase of Humana. more
Aetna is pulling out of 11 of the 15 states it serves on the Obamacare exchanges. Longtime readers of this column will be unsurprised at the reason: It's losing substantial amounts of money on its exchange policies. more
The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission agreed Monday to spend up to $2 million to help the state finance construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Providence River to connect its development parcels. more
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