Updated February 26 at 7:26pm
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Former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, in his short-lived quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, proposed that the U.S. go metric. This position was seen as evidence that our Linc was a clueless scatterbrain. Clearly, anyone espousing such a … more
The Internet of Things is one of the gadget industry's brightest hopes in a world that's saturated with smartphones. Sensors are cheap, and digital giants such as Amazon and Google are aggressively pushing their voice-command technology. The … more
Donald Trump wants to be a great jobs president. But the forces that really affect employment are beyond his control -- and they are working against him. more
In New York and nine other states, merchants are barred from charging credit-card purchasers a surcharge, but are allowed to offer discounts for paying in cash. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average came tantalizing close to 20,000 on Jan. 6, a record level that is being closely watched (and hyped) by the financial media. more
The Rhode Islanders I know are doers — successful business owners, technology entrepreneurs, community advocates and passionate educators. more
The high seas – all that deep water beyond 200 nautical miles from a coastline – are this planet's last frontier. And like all previous frontiers, they're ripe for plunder. But there may be a surprisingly simple solution to the scourge of … more
It has happened. For the first time, consumers are purchasing more online than in stores. Even Black Friday 2016, with its emphasis on traditional shopping, saw more people buying online than in stores (44 percent compared to 40 percent). Mobile … more
Bond strategists use many tools in attempting to forecast the path of interest rates, ranging from straightforward data analysis, to parsing the statements of Federal Reserve officials, to looking for trading patterns. more
Biotech could really use the clean slate of a New Year. The Nasdaq Biotech Index collapsed 28 percent in the opening weeks of 2016 and never fully recovered, ending the year down about 22 percent. more
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