Updated February 22 at 10:22am
Politics
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A global rally that sent U.S. benchmarks surging to a fresh round of records stalled as markets turned their attention to inflation data and Janet Yellen for clues on how quickly the Federal Reserve will tighten monetary policy. Oil rebounded. more
The New York Times is reporting that FBI Director James B. Comey has recommended that no criminal charges be filed against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. more
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to an all-time high as U.S. stocks added to a rally sparked by speculation Donald Trump’s policies will benefit businesses, with banks surging to the highest level since May 2008. more
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is getting some outside help on how he might address the city’s dire financial situation, which could help guide decisions made in his upcoming fiscal 2017 budget proposal. more
Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States in a stunning repudiation of the political establishment that jolted financial markets and likely will reorder the nation’s priorities and fundamentally alter America’s relationship with the world. more
With the U.S. Supreme Court’s rejection of the latest challenge to Obamacare, the president’s five-year-old health care law may have attained something it has previously lacked: permanence. 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
The checks and balances imposed on President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s new economic agenda won’t just come from Capitol Hill, but also from the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Buildings farther west on Constitution Avenue. more
Before an audience of more than 700 Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce members, Providence Equity Partners LLC founder and CEO Jonathan M. Nelson provided outside validation that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s personal efforts on behalf of the Ocean State are having an effect. 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
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