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Regulation
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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, 9:10 p.m.) An East Greenwich health and wellness program provider has been cited for nine serious violations by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for inadequately protecting its employees against exposure from contaminated needlesticks and blood-born pathogens. 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
Organizations face constant and evolving threats of cyberattacks and data breaches. No sector is immune from potential risks that can arise externally from hackers or internally from employee error. An organization's planning must set and impose … more
(Updated, 1:20 p.m.) The R.I. Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved the elimination of an upfront billing adjustment cost on customers who switch to competitive electricity suppliers, setting the stage for all ratepayers to pick up the difference. more
(Updated, 1:45 p.m., Nov. 14) The recently completed Trans-Pacific Partnership has benefits for Rhode Island businesses and communities as it will eliminate all foreign import taxes on industrial and consumer goods, according to the U.S. Commercial Service. more
(Updated 11:36 a.m. and 2:08 p.m.) The Affordable Care Act survived a Supreme Court challenge, meaning that all qualified Americans may receive subsidies that make insurance affordable, regardless of where they live, the Washington Post reported. more
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