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Employment in the U.S. hit bottom near the beginning of 2010. Since then we've had almost six years of steady job growth. more
For the past couple of years, we’ve all heard a lot about what we can do, what we’ve done and what we should be doing to make Rhode Island more business-friendly. more
Two certainties, as Benjamin Franklin wrote, are death and taxes. Add a third: On taxes, U.S. presidential candidates will promise more than they can deliver. And, if elected, they pay a price. more
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
As Rhode Island continues on the path to economic recovery with unemployment rates ticking down and gross domestic product moving up, the chemical-distribution industry is proud of the contributions we have made in the Ocean State. Chemical … more
A striking 5.2 percent rise in U.S. household income last year, the largest increase since the last recession, is a rare bit of good news for the beleaguered American middle class. Still, we shouldn't get too excited. That one-year improvement can't … 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
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