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This year's legislative session once again denied any operating funds for the Slater Technology Fund. Just to review, Slater is a nonprofit that makes seed and early-stage investments in local companies. Since its creation 20 years ago, … more
U.S. stocks rose toward their record high, led by energy companies, as oil jumped on optimism OPEC will agree to cut output. The dollar halted its longest winning streak versus the euro. more
The link between socio-economic status and school performance is weakening for U.S. students, a sign of improving equity in American education even as U.S. teens continue to lag behind their international counterparts in math, reading and science, according to a study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. more
Two years ago, Rhode Island had an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent, which while still the highest rate in New England was 2.5 percentage points less than it had been at the end of 2013 and the lowest it has been since March 2008. Private … more
A decade ago then-Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline held a competition to design a park for the land being freed up by the relocation of Interstate 195. The winning proposal included a pedestrian bridge linking the east and west sides of the … more
Rhode Island’s continued public borrowing is taking a larger portion of state and local spending, driving the Ocean State’s rank in the nation for public expenditures ever higher, according to the latest study by the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released Tuesday. more
In two months on the road covering the 2016 presidential primaries, I’ve seen the U.S. going through something of an identity crisis, after decades of dominance. The candidates are talking about what the voters are thinking about: What does it mean for America to be great? more
Restaurant executives are increasingly blaming this year’s presidential election for creating negative news and crimping sales. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says that when out-of-state business leaders see her coming, they know what's about to happen. She's going to sell Rhode Island to them. Of course she is. In a state that doesn't require big numbers to move the needle, … more
PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Nov. 14 launched a new campaign to bring issues related to immigration, racism and criminal justice to the forefront of public discussion leading up to the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Donald J. … more
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