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Every salesperson is looking for the fastest way, the best way, and the easiest way to “close” a sale. more
Although the R.I. Department of Labor and Training is more commonly known for delivering unemployment benefits than placing people in jobs, expanded and continuing programming targeted to help people find work – along with two policy changes – are expected to help move those who are without a job off the unemployment rolls sooner, Director Charles J. Fogarty said. more
Like innovation districts and farm-to-table restaurants, municipal broadband networks are trending. more
Of all the outrages endured during the financial crisis, perhaps the most perplexing involved money-market mutual funds. In an example of moral hazard writ large, this uninsured risk instrument – with $2.57 trillion in assets – somehow became too big to fail. Five years later, the Securities and Exchange Commission is finally taking steps to address this. more
If you care at all about what academic macroeconomists are cooking up (or if you do any macro investing), you might want to check out the latest economics blog discussion about the big change that happened in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Here’s a post by the University of Chicago ecnomist John Cochrane, and here’s one by Oxford’s Simon Wren-Lewis that includes links to most of the other contributions. more
Rhode Island’s average hotel occupancy rate for May increased 4.7 percent over last May, exceeding the 3.6 percent rate for New England, and tourism experts say new and trusted marketing strategies, and pent-up demand are the reason. more
Phil West spent years working to shine a light on corruption in Rhode Island government as the leader of Common Cause. Collaborating with others determined to dislodge the structure of favoritism and self-serving deals by legislators and other government leaders, West saw some things change. more
The state government has renewed its contract with Rhode Island Interactive LLC to provide interactive online services through the RI.gov e-government portal, extending the agreement an additional three years. more
The General Assembly continued its efforts to improve the state’s tax climate in the recently ended 2014 session. more
PROVIDENCE – Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed this month announced the presentation of a $50,000 legislative grant to help support an innovative, Internet-based computer network for the three communities on Aquidneck Island. more
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