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In a new study released by the National Partnership for Women & Families, Rhode Island scored a “B” for its family and medical leave policies and accommodations for pregnant workers, landing the Ocean State among the states with the best protections for working parents nationwide. more
The General Assembly voted Wednesday evening to raise Rhode Island’s minimum wage to $9 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2015. more
The R.I. Senate on Monday approved the $8.7 billion state budget for fiscal 2015 by a vote of 32-5, submitting for the governor’s signature a spending plan that cuts the state’s corporate and estate taxes, provides for repayment of the 38 Studios bonds, eliminates the Sakonnet River Bridge tolls and adds $33.4 million in education funding. more
The R.I. House of Representatives early Friday morning passed an $8.7 billion state budget for fiscal 2015 that cuts some taxes, makes a payment on the 38 Studios bonds and bars communities from setting their own minimum wage. more
The Massachusetts House and Senate on Wednesday approved raising the state’s minimum wage to $11 per hour over the next three years, the Associated Press reported. more
Small businesses would be able to write off capital purchases more quickly under a $73.1 billion tax reduction passed Thursday by the U.S. House of Representatives. more
Treasuries fell a third day as the U.S. sold $28 billion of three-year securities at the highest yield since May 2011 amid signs the economic expansion is strengthening. more
A temporary tax holiday for U.S. companies to repatriate offshore profits would cost the government $95.8 billion in revenue over the next decade, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation, a nonpartisan scorekeeper for Congress. more
Janet Yellen has spoken publicly at length on the economic outlook or monetary policy seven times since becoming the Federal Reserve chief. Her next address, on June 18, might provide as good a reason as any to buy stocks. more
If the insatiable demand for bonds has upended the models you use to value them, you’re not alone. more
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