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One big piece of news in the past couple of weeks has been the release of a new paper by recent economics Nobel winner Angus Deaton and his co-author Anne Case. The paper highlights a very disturbing trend – death rates are increasing for white … more
Is there such a thing as being "too old" to lead a college, a business or a country? For three of the final five candidates for president, all well past age 65, retirement couldn't be further from their thinking, as they seek one of the … more
(Updated 6:02 p.m. and 2:33 p.m., Feb. 9) Sixty Optum employees will be laid off here in April, according to a notice on the state Department of Labor and Training’s website. more
Can minimum wages improve productivity and innovation over the long run? Usually, it's detractors of the minimum wage who talk about the long term. Minimum-wage hikes tend to have only small or negligible effects on employment levels, but … more
The World Economic Forum (best known for organizing the annual Davos shindig) just published its annual Gender Gap report. It makes for thoroughly depressing reading. On current trends, it will take 118 years before women's salaries equal those of … more
The Rhode Island economy contracted in the second quarter at an annualized rate of 1.2 percent, according to the Rhode Island Current Economic Indicator briefing released Friday by the Center for Global and Regional Economic Studies at Bryant University and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council. more
The R.I. State Retirement Commission last month decided to cut its roughly $1 billion investment into hedge funds in half, saying the asset has underperformed and cost the state too much in fees over the last five years. The precarious … more
(Updated 11:02 a.m.) Textron Inc. plans to restructure and align its businesses through employee reductions and facility consolidations, but no changes are planned for the company’s headquarters in Providence, a spokesman said Wednesday. more
HealthSource RI said 30,680 individuals have enrolled in health insurance coverage for 2016 as of Nov. 7 – the first week of open enrollment. more
(Updated 10 a.m.) Greystone of Lincoln Inc. will receive $460,000 in state tax credits over the next 10 years for creating new jobs that meet the requirements of the state’s Qualified Jobs Incentive Tax. more
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