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Treasury 10-year notes gained for the first time in four days as yields at almost seven-week highs attracted buyers betting subdued inflation will bolster the value of the debt’s fixed payments. more
The Governor’s Workforce Board announced Monday that it has awarded more than $60,000 in “Express Grants” to 20 local firms. The strategic investments will partially fund skills training for 344 employees. more
The share of workers opting to take company medical coverage rather than more take-home pay rose in Massachusetts after the state overhauled its health system in 2006, a result the U.S. Affordable Care Act may replicate, a report suggests. more
Rhode Island earned the No. 37 slot on Chief Executive Magazine’s list of the “2013 Best & Worst States for Businesses,” moving two spots up from its 2012 ranking. more
Leaders of the Rhode Island Health Insurance Small Employer Taskforce are calling for greater transparency in health care provider finances following the release of national data for the top 100 most frequently billed procedures under Medicare. more
Rhode Island has been selected as the 14th partner state in the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, a program that helps states assess the costs and benefits of fiscal policy options and make better decisions based on informed results, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced. more
On same-sex marriage, New England is now united. Rhode Island became the 10th U.S. state and final one in the region to make gay weddings legal, after its House of Representatives passed a bill expanding marriage rights to homosexuals. more
PROVIDENCE – Property-tax rates for homeowners would rise with rates for businesses holding flat under a $663 million fiscal 2014 budget proposed by Mayor Angel Taveras Thursday. The spending … more
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the central bank should act to bring down “stubbornly, and unacceptably, high” joblessness that’s been stuck near 9 percent or above since April 2009. more
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