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BOSTON – Gov. Charlie Baker has proposed expanding the state's cap on charter schools to add up to 12 new ones or expansions annually. Baker on Oct. 8 said he would seek to file legislation to exceed the current cap of 120, to add up to … more
SOUTH KINGSTOWN – August "arrived with a bang for Rhode Island," according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. His monthly Current Conditions Index, which measures economic momentum, surged to 92, its highest value … more
In a lot of ways, traditional pensions are much better than the so-called defined contribution plans -- mostly 401(k)s -- that have largely replaced them in the U.S. private sector. more
Why are markets and the media so obsessed with the timing of the Federal Reserve's next interest-rate increase? The sheer intensity of their attention, I think, reveals a deeper problem: They don't understand what the Fed is ultimately trying to achieve. more
Providence was one of 22 cities that participated in the 33rd annual assessment of hunger and homelessness recently conducted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors. more
Faster growth in some commercial real-estate markets underscores the risk of creating imbalances in the U.S. economy the longer the Federal Reserve keeps their benchmark interest rate close to zero, said Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren. more
Applications for unemployment benefits were unchanged in the first week of November, signaling employers with a healthier appetite for hiring are also holding the line on firings. more
PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Division of Taxation has approved final regulations that offer guidance to companies on the requirements and process for requesting three kinds of tax incentives or tax … more
David Salvatore, a Providence City Council member, has been named government affairs director for the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. 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
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