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Donald Trump begins his presidential term without having filled a vast majority of vacancies in his administration. more
Markets are expecting big things from Donald J. Trump's presidency, at least as judged by long-term U.S. interest rates. After Trump's election in November, 10-year and 30-year rates peaked at above 2.6 percent and 3 percent, respectively, increases … more
The Rhode Island economy continues to improve and grow, if slowly. The state's gross domestic product expanded 1.4 percent in 2015 and is projected to increase 1.2 percent in 2016. The state employed 492,700 workers in November 2016, which … more
As I sat in the chamber of the House of Representatives listening to Gov. Gina Raimondo deliver her State of the State address, I was particularly pleased to hear her proposal for the Rhode Island Promise Scholarship initiative. more
The news this week that Yahoo! Inc. will be rechristened "Altaba Inc." elicited a lot of groans. "Apparently Yahoo renamed itself after an antihistamine," tweeted New York Times tech reporter Mike Isaac. The name "sounded more like infantile babble than the remnants of a once-promising internet giant," wrote Fortune's Lucinda Shen. more
The slow death of the American shopping mall is not evenly distributed. more
The idea of free college, one of the pillars of Bernie Sanders' unsuccessful presidential bid, hasn't been discarded in the wake of the 2016 election. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently released a plan to make all public colleges in that state free … more
Former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, in his short-lived quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, proposed that the U.S. go metric. This position was seen as evidence that our Linc was a clueless scatterbrain. Clearly, anyone espousing such a … more
The Internet of Things is one of the gadget industry's brightest hopes in a world that's saturated with smartphones. Sensors are cheap, and digital giants such as Amazon and Google are aggressively pushing their voice-command technology. The … more
Donald Trump wants to be a great jobs president. But the forces that really affect employment are beyond his control -- and they are working against him. more
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