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"There is a thing called clean coal," Donald Trump said during the Oct. 9 debate. But there isn't – and won't be for a considerable time, if ever. Presumably, Trump was referring to so-called carbon-capture technology, which is designed … more
Free trade is broadly positive for the U.S. economy, though not everyone benefits. Economist Tyler Cowen, a Bloomberg View columnist, and Robert Zoellick, a former U.S. trade representative, talk to View editor Paula Dwyer about improving the outlook for future free-trade deals by helping workers left behind. more
Pop quiz! Are these events good news or bad news for the Federal Reserve? n China announces plans to build a lot more steel plants. n New innovation makes it possible to extract oil and natural gas more cheaply. n Robotics … more
For those thinking that the finalized reforms to the state-worker pension system took care of all its issues, think again. The outstanding problem is the fund's assumed rate of return. At the moment it is 7.5 percent. And with the reforms, … more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau last week finalized consumer protections for prepaid account users, which are among the fastest-growing consumer financial products in the United States. more
Forget the "art of the deal." Look to the "art of the scam." Here is an especially artful one, meriting praise from consummate deal-makers. Consider "wellness." We don't need a Ponce de Leon elixir to bolster our health. We need to … more
The power of environmental protection and green projects has now been widely recognized as an invaluable economic driving force. It has been decades in coming, but the perceived gap between the needs of business and those concerned with natural … more
Rhode Islanders face seven ballot questions this year, and few of them are simple to endorse or reject. Question 1 Does the state need to replace the diminishing asset that is Newport Grand? Absolutely. And the proposal by Twin … more
Voters on Tuesday approved $227.5 million in bonds, funding housing creation, expansion of veterans services, construction of a new innovation center affiliated with the University of Rhode Island, improvements at the ports of Davisville and Providence, and parks and recreation upgrades, according to results posted on ri.gov. more
(Updated, 4:37 p.m.) Passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport increased 1.6 percent to 337,336 in August over a year ago, according to the R.I. Airport Corp. With that gain, total passenger traffic at the state’s only commercial airport has increased 2.7 percent through the first eight months of the year to 2,428,374. more
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