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When Stephen Breyer, President Bill Clinton’s second appointment to the Supreme Court, was sworn in as an associate justice at a White House ceremony in 1994, Justice Antonin Scalia came up to me, put his arm around my shoulder, and said with a bright, mischievous smile, “First Ruth, and now Steve? Cass, it’s ALMOST enough to make me vote Democrat.” more
A late surge in shopping and pent-up demand for woman’s clothing gave a boost to holiday sales, according to early spending figures. more
There is a grim connection between two worsening addictions in the U.S.: to prescription opioid painkillers and to heroin. more
When elderly residents need a ride to appointments and family members aren't available, where do they turn? A new business, based in East Providence, hopes to become one answer. Bookseniorcare, located online at … more
John Perrotti didn't set out to become a specialist in repair and resale of motorized wheelchairs and other mobility devices. His business started with a single donated wheelchair. At the time, Perrotti worked in construction. One of his … more
Sourcing American-made parts has made manufacturing more expensive for Rhode Island-based Garland Writing Instruments, but owner Rick Becker can feel the difference every time he picks up a pen. "It has a weight to it," he said. "A nice … more
Stakes are especially high in two Rhode Island communities on whether voters in November allow the development of a new casino in Tiverton. For the potential host community, advocates argue the proposed casino, located 400 feet away from … more
Two big things have happened in the cryptocurrency world recently. The first is that there are now two competing versions of bitcoin: bitcoin core and bitcoin classic. There is quite a lot of argument about which will become more popular. The second development is that the price of bitcoin -- now known as bitcoin core -- rose a lot in late 2015. more
Things are more confusing than ever in the Alice-in-Wonderland world of government bonds. The usual signalling power of yields on the outlook for inflation or monetary policy remains buried beneath the noise of central bank bond-buying programs. more
Nine students have been selected by Social Enterprise Greenhouse as Changemaker Fellows for the 2016-17 school year. more
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