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The R.I. Department of Transportation recently finalized an agreement with the federal government after failing to comply with the Clean Water Act, neglecting its drainage systems and allowing runoff from highways to pour runoff into more than 200 bodies of water in our state for years on end. more
For most of the past year, investors were asking when the U.S. Federal Reserve would start raising interest rates. With that question answered, attention has turned to the likely pattern of increases over the coming months and years: How high will rates rise, and how quickly? more
Just a decade ago, huge leaps in broadband penetration in U.S. homes made it look like the country was headed toward universal, high-speed Internet access. That growth may have plateaued, however, and may reorder how consumers and providers manage and supply Internet access. more
The political purpose behind the proposals to combat gun violence that Hillary Clinton introduced last week may be to outflank her top rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders. On this issue, he's been a shrinking violet. But … more
If your financial adviser put you in a mutual fund that had slumped 24 percent for the year, you'd probably have given him a call by now, right? That seems to be the predicament that adviser David Mendels is in these days when it comes to … more
People believe all kinds of crazy things. Three out of four Americans believe there are signs that aliens from outer space have visited the Earth. More than 40 percent think that early modern humans co-existed with dinosaurs. more
We're going to be asking what states owe workers a lot as the former wrestle with growing pension obligations. Illinois courts have just ruled that the state's attempt to curtail its pension benefits cannot go forward. The Chicago Tribune … more
To understand why the U.S. education system is mired in mediocrity, start by listening to Scott McKim's story. McKim has a master's degree in watershed science, an undergraduate degree in meteorology, with minors in math and physics, and … more
In 1934, with the U.S. economy still mired in the depths of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Export-Import Bank in order to make it easier for American companies to sell their goods in foreign markets and create … more
Hidden in the back of the big omnibus bill that passed just days before Congress broke for the holidays was an important new change in the tax laws. more
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