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The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell below 7,000 yesterday, for the first time since May 1997, largely on news that ailing insurance and reinsurance giant American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) recorded the largest quarterly loss in U.S. history. more
As one measure of employment showed that the nation shed nearly 700,000 jobs in February, another suggested that the layoffs that have plagued the country are starting to slow down. Do you expect to hire or fire people, or do you expect to maintain staffing levels? As employers … more
Earlier this year, the price of fuel skyrocketed, driving prices for transportation, food and building materials up. But once the subprime mortgage meltdown caused the economy to crater, and thus … more
When Gov. Donald L. Carcieri presented his 2010 budget yesterday, he proposed using stimulus package funds to help shore up a projected $500 million-plus deficit. Should his efforts to balance the state's budget include eliminating general revenue sharing with municipalities? more
In December, Gov. Donald L. Carcieri proposed a $200 million small-business stimulus package that included a commitment by eight banks to lend as much as $165 million … more
A large part of the federal stimulus package is designed to rebuild roads and other transportation infrastructure. But mass transit in Rhode Island generally means RIPTA buses, not trains. When was the last time you road a RIPTA bus? more
In the Information Age, only the latest will do. Consumers and companies demand the most up-to-date. When was the last time your company redesigned its Web site? more
One of the pieces of the federal economic stimulus package put into law a few weeks ago was an expansion of the tax credits for the installation of renewable energy systems. Will you be taking advantage of them any time soon? more
The world stock markets zoomed ahead yesterday largely on the strength of their reaction to the announcement by the Obama administration of the details of its plan to get the U.S. financial services sector back on its feet. Do you think it is a good plan? more
Investors have reacted positively to the Obama administration’s plan to support and regulate the nation’s financial systems. Do you think that increasing equity prices are a sign that the economy is improving? more
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