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Wherever the debate about the data in Thomas Piketty’s work on inequality may lead, there’s at least one bright side: The argument itself reflects a desirable shift in the field of economics toward answering questions that matter. more
Treasuries fell a third day as the U.S. sold $28 billion of three-year securities at the highest yield since May 2011 amid signs the economic expansion is strengthening. more
The Massachusetts House and Senate on Wednesday approved raising the state’s minimum wage to $11 per hour over the next three years, the Associated Press reported. more
As pockets of the real estate market in Rhode Island climb out of the economic sludge of recession, Providence’s minority neighborhoods have been purposely bypassed by Santander Bank’s prime mortgage lending, according to a May 29 lawsuit filed by the city against the U.S. operations of the Madrid-based bank. more
A temporary tax holiday for U.S. companies to repatriate offshore profits would cost the government $95.8 billion in revenue over the next decade, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation, a nonpartisan scorekeeper for Congress. more
A roadwork slowdown reminiscent of the partial closure of the federal government last year is now hanging over the U.S. economy as Congress leaves town without a deal for replenishing the Highway Trust Fund. more
It’s budget time in Rhode Island, and two tax changes being considered promise to improve the state’s business climate. more
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island voters will be asked to approve table games at Newport Grand on November’s ballot under legislation approved by the General Assembly in June. more
WARWICK – State, local and federal officials were scheduled last week to celebrate the groundbreaking for $17 million in improvements at the Warwick Wastewater Treatment Facility. more
When you shop online for a home, some websites let you specify the characteristics of the community where you want to live. Maybe you’re looking for excellent schools, low crime rates, affordable prices and low property taxes. more
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