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The announcement by Stephen Farrell, president and CEO of UnitedHealthcare of New England, at a meeting of the Health Insurance Small Employer Taskforce last week that United planned to open a private health insurance “exchange” is part of a broader trend both in New England and nationally. more
Massachusetts was named the most energy-efficient state for the third year in a row, according to the seventh State Energy Efficiency Scorecard produced by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. more
Providence is bringing an end to indefinite property-tax breaks for large development projects. more
Electric Boat President Jeffrey S. Geiger painted a glowingly positive picture of the future expansion and employment at the shipbuilder’s North Kingstown facility, with 650 new jobs in 2014 planned to be added to the current workforce of about 2,800. 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
Rhode Island ranks among the worst states for taxes on business, according to the 2014 State Business Tax Climate Index released by the Tax Foundation Wednesday. more
The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services has allocated nearly $800,000 in competitive grants to three Rhode Island institutions to support programs for adults and children. more
Christine Ferguson is so enthusiastic about the state’s new health-benefits exchange that she mistook a summit on its offerings co-sponsored by Providence Business News for a wedding. But it wouldn’t be surprising to find Ferguson, HealthSourceRI’s executive director, at a wedding explaining the exchange and asking for business cards. more
Coal is on its way out in New England and the future of the region’s largest coal-fired power plant, Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, is uncertain. more
Rhode Island leaders see larger prizes for the manufacturing sector on the horizon after securing a $100,000 U.S. Commerce Department grant last month to plan an advanced industry design center. more
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