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The unemployment rate is down to 4.6 percent, which sounds pretty good. But the unemployment rate doesn't count people who've given up looking for jobs, which is why the employment-to-population ratio, especially the "prime-age" ratio for those 25 through 54, may be a better measure of the health of the labor market. more
The dominoes of marijuana prohibition are falling in New England, and the time is ripe for us to act in Rhode Island. We should enact legislation to regulate and tax marijuana for adult use in the upcoming legislative session, not simply because Massachusetts and Maine voters approved similar laws, but because it will make Rhode Island a healthier, safer and more vibrant place to live. more
(Editor's note: This is adapted from the author's keynote speech at PBN's 16th Business Excellence Awards program on Nov. 17.) As most of you know, we are fresh off a campaign where we asked voters statewide and in Tiverton to … more
Last year, Gary Cohn, the president and chief operating officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. whom President-elect Donald Trump has chosen to be his top economic policy adviser, declared that the official U.S. unemployment rate -- 5.5 percent at the time he spoke -- was "very, very fictitious." more
The sudden resignations of a CEO and CFO in the middle of a probe of sales tactics is the sort of development that needs explanation. more
Stress, I've long suspected, may explain why lifespans have been lengthening for high-income Americans but have remained the same or even shortened for low-income and middle-income people. more
The Dec. 14 announcement by the Federal Open Market Committee will be of particular interest, not only for what it says about any change in interest rates, but also for its signals about the path ahead. more
Researchers are building a case that being stuck at the bottom of the social pecking order can be hazardous to your health. more
Donald Trump wants America to make things. On the campaign trail, he promised to bring iPhone assembly to the U.S. more
Good financial habits, like so many other important skills and knowledge our young people acquire as they grow, should begin at an early age. more
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