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With the possible exceptions of Roger Williams and coffee milk, the contributions of the smallest state to the rest of the United States often go unheralded. Maybe Gina M. Raimondo, who won Rhode Island’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, can change that. more
R.I. General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, who helped push through changes to the struggling employee retirement system, won the Democratic nomination to run for governor of the nation’s smallest state in November. more
House leaders will ask the rank-and-file to consider allowing a short-term re-authorization of the Export-Import Bank, House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions said. more
The Federal Reserve is planning risk-based capital standards for banks that are tougher than those developed by their international counterparts, Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo will tell lawmakers Tuesday. more
Nearly two years ago, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee announced plans to accelerate the legislatively mandated review and reform of the state’s small-business regulatory regime. The plan had the potential to make a major improvement to the state’s business climate. more
Now in its fifth year, the CurrentCare health-information exchange has roughly 40 percent of Rhode Island’s population signed up, with more joining every day. It is the kind of technological advance that the health care industry has been touting as a key to reform for years. more
Making the Rhode Island economy grow and produce bountiful, high-paying jobs are the top priorities of every candidate for governor in 2014. more
If you’ve got it, tap it. That appears to be the strategy for growing numbers of owners across the country who have begun taking out home equity credit lines at a rapidly accelerating pace. more
PROVIDENCE – Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed has named Thomas L. Papa as her chief of staff. more
PROVIDENCE – A new law that went into effect Aug. 31 will require unemployed Rhode Islanders filing for unemployment insurance for the first time must post their resumes to www.employri.org. more
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