Updated August 30 at 6:30pm
Regulation
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A day after campaign-finance crusader Larry Lessig dropped his bizarre bid for the presidency, Seattle became the first city in the country to adopt a law that he and other reformers have been seeking for years: publicly funded vouchers for … more
Providence hotels, top-flight office buildings and luxury apartments are among the most valuable properties in the city, based on the latest reassessment, which indicates a strengthening of commercial sales and income. Overall, the … more
Would people smoke less if cigarettes were sold in plain packages? Early evidence from Australia, which has required them for three years, suggests they might. The plain packs – which prohibit design features and logos such as Marlboro's red and … more
IlluminOss Medical Inc. said Monday that it has completed enrollment in its first U.S. clinical trial toward U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of its IlluminOss System, a minimally invasive system to repair bone fractures. more
Can minimum wages improve productivity and innovation over the long run? Usually, it's detractors of the minimum wage who talk about the long term. Minimum-wage hikes tend to have only small or negligible effects on employment levels, but … more
Public health in the U.S. has come a long way from the 1960s, when almost half of adults were still smoking. Today that rate is 14.9 percent. The problem is, that's still far too high. Bolder steps to prevent and reduce tobacco addiction are needed … more
The World Economic Forum (best known for organizing the annual Davos shindig) just published its annual Gender Gap report. It makes for thoroughly depressing reading. On current trends, it will take 118 years before women's salaries equal those of … more
(Updated 2:05 p.m.) Executives from six nonprofits voiced their support on Thursday for the Community Service Grant program and discussed how it has helped their organizations. more
Pay to play took on a new meaning recently, when New Shoreham officials asked National Grid PLC to pay "a large sum" of money in exchange for granting a request for a delay in the completion date of the undersea power cable that is being laid to … more
(Updated 12:35 p.m.) A report by the state Auditor General found Rhode Island has not sufficiently addressed computer security risks, and needs to direct more funding to complete its upgrading of statewide accounting systems. more
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