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As a homebuyer or seller, do you really understand real estate commissions? Do you know how much a real estate agent who lists a house for sale typically gets? Equally important, how much the agent … more
We have retooled Rhode Island's Manufacturing Extension Partnership center this year. Polaris MEP is poised and ready to better support smaller manufacturing companies in the state. Ninety-five percent of the state's 1,600 manufacturers have fewer … more
Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum is undergoing treatment for cancer. So he takes seriously Republican threats to repeal Obamacare if they win in 2016: "This is more personal for me than usual. Scary, too. There are no guarantees in life, and … more
A relic from the days of the housing boom is making a comeback. The share of sales that feature bidding wars is up. According to the National Association of Realtors, 33 percent of all sales were at or above the asking price, a strong indication … more
When Liz Chace and I opened Residential Properties Ltd. in November 1981, everyone thought we were crazy. Interest rates were 17 percent and real estate offices were hidden on the upper floors of office buildings downtown, all owned and operated by … more
Ask anyone in New York City why their bagels are the best in the world and they'll say, "It's the water!" Ask anyone in Philadelphia why their cheesesteaks are the BEST in the world, and they will say, "It's the bread." Further questioning … more
An electric utility in the northwestern United States had problems with ice building up on its power transmission lines during the winter. The company had to send linesmen out to climb the pylons that held the lines to clear off the ice and snow. It … more
Employee bonus plans can be tricky. Unless all the i's are dotted and t's crossed, the Internal Revenue Service can impose penalties, some quite substantial. While the IRS has issued several rulings that may cast doubt upon the … more
We brought Utilidata to Rhode Island because it offered the right space, talent and partners. Here's how we approached a few key decisions. » Pick the best location. Conventional wisdom might suggest high-tech companies should locate in … more
February break is over, a new year at work is in full swing, and it seems as though we haven't stopped shoveling the snow off our driveways in months! The busy season is here; let the juggling act begin! Finding the right balance between … more
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