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The U.S. now has half as many publicly listed companies trading on its exchanges as it did at the peak in 1996. Listed companies reached a high of 7,322. That number today is down almost by half to 3,700 and is more than 1,000 lower than in 1975, … more
Sen. Rand Paul's new tax-reform plan is a considerable improvement over his old one. Mr. Paul's earlier plan was a 17 percent flat tax that would have raised taxes for much of the middle class. The new plan avoids such big increases. … more
The present plan to pay for the repairs of Rhode Island’s bridges is too complicated and too costly. more
For nearly 100 years, the Rhode Island Foundation has connected people to causes they care about in our community. We build bridges with and between philanthropists, community organizations and government and business partners. We bring Rhode … more
In 1934, with the U.S. economy still mired in the depths of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Export-Import Bank in order to make it easier for American companies to sell their goods in foreign markets and create … more
As Rhode Island enters a new era of economic growth, it is important for the business community to have the confidence that's needed to invest in our state. Businesses are attracted to places where the rules are clear and fair. This begins with … more
Manufacturing has taken a positive turn with signals that orders and production are poised to continue the trend upward. Small and large companies are ramping up hiring, training and operations activity, while support from the new state … more
It's tough living in a big city – the people, the traffic, the noise. Oh, and did we mention the cost of housing? Contrary to conventional wisdom, high and rising housing costs in the biggest cities are not ideal for an economic recovery. … more
Since 1960, a lot fewer Americans have been dying of tobacco and car accidents, and a lot more have been dying of diseases related to obesity. That is the conclusion of a new study by Harvard economist David Cutler and National Bureau of Economic … more
With 95 percent of the world's consumers outside U.S. borders, there is simply no denying the tremendous economic impact of international trade, both here in New England and throughout the U.S. These markets must be cultivated in order to sustain … more
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