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The Ocean State ranks ninth highest in state and local tax burden as a percentage of state income and per capita in the Tax Foundation’s 2017 annual Facts & Figures report. more
A year ago, the Federal Reserve was forced to back away from its earlier projection for four interest-rate increases in 2016. This year, everyone’s coming around to the Fed’s view. more
Citing Annals of Internal Medicine data that found physicians spend approximately 50 percent of their time on administrative tasks and only 27 percent of their time engaging with patients, the Hospital Association of Rhode Island’s most recent Tracking Trends newsletter asserts that regulations are unduly burdening hospitals and other health care entities. more
Rhode Island is the first state in the nation to develop standards for emergency departments – in hospitals or as free-standing units – to treat patients who present with opioid-use disorder and/or overdose, the R.I. Department of Health reported at the March 8 meeting of the Governor’s Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force. more
R. John Davenport, an adjunct associate professor of neuroscience at Brown University, is managing director of the Brown Institute for Brain Science, which supports research among more than 100 Brown faculty members. more
Calling the state’s labor force performance “a train wreck,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said it has failed to increase each year since it peaked in December 2006. more
Dr. Kathleen Hittner, R.I. health commissioner, recently provided some insight into Rhode Island’s mandated benefits and what the future might hold in light of plans pushed by the GOP-controlled Congress and President Donald J. Trump to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. more
U.S. employers added jobs at an above-average pace for a second month on outsized gains in construction and manufacturing, showing the labor market continued its steady growth in the new year. more
The U.S. would be nothing if not for immigrants. more
If all goes as planned, two tourists will crawl into a space capsule at the end of next year and blast off for a weeklong trip to the moon and back. It's the ultimate couple's vacation, offered exclusively by Elon Musk's SpaceX, which announced the … more
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