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R.I. general obligation bonds receive AA rating from Fitch

PROVIDENCE – Fitch Ratings has assigned an AA rating to Rhode Island’s general obligation bonds. The rating outlook is stable. Fitch noted Rhode Island’s conservative...
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT sent the issue of adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census back to the U.S. Department of Commerce, finding the department's explanation of its reasons to introduce the question inadequate. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

Supreme Court says no, for now, on census citizenship question

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court issued a mixed decision on the Trump administration’s bid to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census,...
U.S. Supreme Court refused to question a Massachusetts law that bars for-profit corporations from making campaign donations. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Supreme Court rejects bid to let businesses donate to candidates

NEW YORK – The U.S. Supreme Court declined an opportunity to give businesses broader rights to contribute money to political candidates and causes. The justices,...
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT gave businesses more power to channel disputes into individual arbitration proceeding in a ruling Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Supreme Court backs businesses, curbs class arbitration

NEW YORK - An ideologically divided U.S. Supreme Court gave businesses more power to channel disputes into individual arbitration proceedings, siding with a lighting...

New sales tax rules in R.I., Mass.

In the Wayfair v. South Dakota decision in 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for states to collect sales taxes on remote...

Better Markets applauds Supreme Court decision on liability of fraud

PROVIDENCE – Better Markets, a nonprofit advocating for the public’s interests in financial markets, applauded a new U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case...

A win for private-property rights

The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a resounding victory for private-property rights. That decision will directly benefit property owners in Rhode Island and throughout the...
THE NOMINATION of federal court judge Brett Kavanaugh to take a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, pictured here, has yielded deep partisan disagreements inside and outside of Congress. / BLOOMERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

Whom do you believe, Christine Blasey Ford or Brett Kavanaugh?

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the challenge to Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court drew more than 20 million...

Get ready for internet sales tax

On June 21, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on a case that has far-reaching consequences for internet commerce, including buyers, states and most especially...

Kavanaugh could usher in even more business-friendly era on Supreme Court

NEW YORK - Brett Kavanaugh could add a powerful new voice on the Supreme Court to restrain what government agencies can do, ushering in a...
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