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At least one law added to the books by the General Assembly is a good one. We're talking about a ban on "blocking the box." The rule, which took effect Jan. 1, makes it illegal to get stuck in the middle of an intersection after a traffic … more
A 2015 study by the Fiscal Policy Institute found that in Providence from 2000 to 2013 the number of Main Street businesses – which was defined as the kinds of shops and services that were "the backbone of neighborhoods" – owned by U.S.-born … more
The high seas – all that deep water beyond 200 nautical miles from a coastline – are this planet's last frontier. And like all previous frontiers, they're ripe for plunder. But there may be a surprisingly simple solution to the scourge of … more
The dollar fluctuated after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said continued market turmoil may throw the central bank off course from the multiple interest-rate increases that policy makers have forecast for 2016. more
It has happened. For the first time, consumers are purchasing more online than in stores. Even Black Friday 2016, with its emphasis on traditional shopping, saw more people buying online than in stores (44 percent compared to 40 percent). Mobile … more
Saul Kaplan founded the Business Innovation Factory in 2005 to build a place where partners from across the public and private sector could focus on solving social-system challenges. BIF focuses each year on a portfolio of projects in the … more
The underrepresentation of women in fields that require advanced math and science, including computer science and engineering, could have its start with their education as younger girls. Education research has found self-confidence among … more
What are the biggest hurdles to starting a business in Rhode Island? One of the biggest hurdles is access to capital. A lot of metropolitan areas benefit from angel investment groups and local venture-capital firms and grants from municipal … more
Two years ago, Rhode Island had an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent, which while still the highest rate in New England was 2.5 percentage points less than it had been at the end of 2013 and the lowest it has been since March 2008. Private … more
The most striking aspect of Apple’s message to customers on Tuesday wasn’t the rejection of U.S. authorities’ demand that the company help them break the encryption of an iPhone owned by Syed Rizwan Farook, who was involved in the murders of 14 people in San Bernardino, Calif., last year. more
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