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Janet Yellen’s U.S. Federal Reserve shouldn’t raise interest rates next week, because doing so could jeopardize economic growth and worsen inequality, said Nobel laureate Eric Maskin. more
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston joined eight other reserve banks in requesting a quarter percentage-point increase in the discount rate before the Oct. 27-28 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. more
Rhode Island was second-to-last in the nation for its nearly 7 percent year-over-year drop in construction jobs in November, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Toray Industries Inc. has been named one of the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators for 2015. more
A report released Thursday reveals several ongoing challenges that face racial and ethnic minorities in Rhode Island’s workforce, which persist largely among the Latino, black and Southeast Asian communities. more
The Providence Performing Arts Center and The Vets will participate in Cyber Monday on Nov. 30, and will waive all ticketing fees. more
When it comes to holiday spending, Warwick consumers have the biggest holiday budgets in Rhode Island at $1,121, according to WalletHub’s latest study. more
First American Financial Corp. last week released its fourth-quarter Real Estate Sentiment Index, which measures title agent sentiment on a variety of key market metrics and industry issues, including reasons for title policy order cancellations. more
Rhode Island ranked last among the New England states on the 2015 Competitiveness Report Card from the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity with an overall grade of D-. more
Rhode Island ranks among the bottom 10 states for tax friendliness, coming in sixth-worst, according to the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index. more
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