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Despite growing concerns that China’s economy is in trouble, the country’s currency is widely seen as a contender to oust the U.S. dollar from its dominant position in international trade. more
When venture capitalists invest, they tend to do it in California. Of the $140 billion disbursed by VCs in the U.S. during the past three years, $78.4 billion went to the Golden State, with the vast majority of that going to Silicon Valley (including San Francisco). more
America’s infrastructure made this country great. But for too long our roads and bridges have been neglected and fallen into disrepair. America stopped investing in itself when it stopped investing in its infrastructure. more
In 1992, justices of the Rhode Island Supreme Court declared unanimously that prior to the Ethics Commission, “widespread breaches of trust, cronyism, impropriety and other violations of ethical tandards decimated the public’s trust in government.” The 1986 Constitutional Convention passed an extraordinary Ethics in Government Amendment, and the people approved. more
Rhode Island is a hotbed for design. Providence is home to the third-highest number of industrial designers per capita in the nation. And a study of the creative industries in Rhode Island between 2007 and 2012, which included a recession, … more
Information technology is great, but it may not be making kids smarter, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which has an authoritative program for assessing school-education quality, and has published a report … more
Meredith, the 113-year-old Des Moines, Iowa-based publisher of Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle and Martha Stewart Living, has had chances over the past few years to become the world's biggest magazine company by combining with most of Time … more
For all the alarm about the "rise of the robots," or "software eating the world" or the peril of climate change, one of the most pressing economic dangers of the future is getting short shrift: Landlords are eating the world. There is … more
You never actually own a synagogue. You merely take care of it for the next generation. That’s the essence of a 106-page court decision that’s transferred control of the historic Touro synagogue in Newport, from a New York City congregation to a local one seeking to revive the institution’s religious life. more
Do you feel the rising energy in Rhode Island's manufacturing community these days? It springs from a quiet confidence that companies have about their future based on projected or recently won contracts. Even though these good signs haven't … more
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