Updated February 21 at 12:28am
Public Policy
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Quahog Week is back, and will run March 20-25. The R.I. Department of Environmental Management on Monday announced the schedule for the second annual six-day celebration, which aims to highlight the state’s shellfish industry. more
President Donald Trump complains regularly about what he calls “fake news.” What’s got some statisticians worried, though, is the risk of doctored economic data coming from the administration itself. more
The Raimondo administration will ask state lawmakers this year to modify state laws authorizing various economic development programs to encourage small manufacturers to apply for incentives. more
The six largest U.S. banks could see annual profit jump by an average of 14 percent if President Donald Trump delivers on his promise to cut corporate taxes. more
For a glimpse at how Donald Trump’s “America first” approach to immigrants may affect the meat industry in the United States - the world’s largest beef producer - look no further than across the northern border to Canada. more
The state treasurer plans to move $30 million in deposits to local banks and credit unions in an effort to encourage more small-business lending. more
United Natural Foods Inc. will expand its footprint in Rhode Island with a shared services center, adding about 150 new jobs, the R.I. Commerce Corp. announced Wednesday. more
(Updated, 2:25 p.m.) Short-term solutions continue to roll out of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s office concerning the long-term issues plaguing the state’s digital benefits system known more commonly as UHIP. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said more interest-rate increases will be appropriate if the economy meets the central bank’s outlook of gradually rising inflation and tightening labor markets. more
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
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