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1 What was the catalyst behind your application for an R.I. Commerce Corp.-funded Wavemaker Fellowship? The Wavemaker Fellowship will allow me to pay off my student loans faster and, as a result, I can invest the money I would be paying … more
Filings for U.S. unemployment benefits rose more than forecast last week amid holiday-related volatility, while remaining low by historical standards. more
As Rhode Island continues on the path to economic recovery with unemployment rates ticking down and gross domestic product moving up, the chemical-distribution industry is proud of the contributions we have made in the Ocean State. Chemical … more
A striking 5.2 percent rise in U.S. household income last year, the largest increase since the last recession, is a rare bit of good news for the beleaguered American middle class. Still, we shouldn't get too excited. That one-year improvement can't … more
One of the first pieces of advice I offer my clients is to resist giving away equity in their company. Oftentimes, however, clients have already granted or promised shares of stock in their corporation (or membership interests in their LLC) to an … more
State-organized, international trade trips have taken business and government leaders in Rhode Island to Canada and the United Kingdom in recent months. The latest venture, to England and France, came soon after the United Kingdom voted to … more
Natale "Nat" Calamis' first career started not in the boardroom of Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc., but rather on the baseball diamond, where he played second base in the minor leagues for the Detroit Tigers. After three … more
When he retired from law enforcement after a 22-year career in Franklin County, Massachusetts, Courtney Sojka wanted to apply his skills to a new security-focused endeavor; but the last thing he wanted to do was become a mall cop. "Normal … more
Chefs are readily identifiable around the world by their uniform. From the top, the chef's toque – nowadays replaced by a baseball cap. The high chef's hat is still worn at formal dinner settings at which the chef appears in the dining room, often … more
The unemployment rate is down to 4.6 percent, which sounds pretty good. But the unemployment rate doesn't count people who've given up looking for jobs, which is why the employment-to-population ratio, especially the "prime-age" ratio for those 25 through 54, may be a better measure of the health of the labor market. more
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