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In awarding nearly $250,000 in Innovation Vouchers to five Rhode Island companies on Jan. 23, the state has made a prudent public expenditure. Some question the appropriateness of government "picking winners." But using that lens on these … more
When Rhode Island voters approved a $35 million bond in the 2014 election to be used to create a transit hub at the Providence train station, it was a shot in the arm for proponents of more robust public transportation options. The expectation was … more
Without question, the most exciting economic story of the past half century has been the dramatic, and probably unprecedented, decline in global poverty. more
Rhode Island is among the top five states that stand to suffer if the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, is repealed. That’s according to data released Wednesday by personal finance website WalletHub. more
The R.I. Commerce Corp. authorized state incentives for three companies on Monday that promise to rehabilitate vacant office buildings and build new housing, create high-salaried, high-tech jobs or move manufacturing operations to Rhode Island. more
Donald Trump begins his presidential term without having filled a vast majority of vacancies in his administration. more
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday released a $9.2 billion budget that is broadly directed at bolstering the educational prospects of Rhode Islanders, continuing recent momentum in adding new jobs and creating new assistance for manufacturers. more
Congressional Democrats aiming to thwart the undoing of Obamacare are using a strategy that served them well before: They’re standing back and letting Republicans whirl in their own discord. more
A proposal to build a soaring residential tower on a parcel of Interstate 195 Redevelopment District land moved forward on Wednesday, but under several conditions that will require the developer to meet additional design, financial feasibility and site compatibility requirements. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the U.S. economy is “close” to the central bank’s objectives of full employment and stable prices and she’s confident it will continue to improve. more
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