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One of the strongest orthodoxies in modern economics is being challenged, and there could be big implications for the state of the profession. The new, rebellious ideas might also help us understand why financial bubbles happen. Economists … 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
Members of the executive branch and the state's legislature seem to be marching in step when it comes to creating better jobs for Rhode Islanders, attracting new businesses and helping existing business thrive and grow. The chambers, professional … 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 R.I. Department of Transportation recently finalized an agreement with the federal government after failing to comply with the Clean Water Act, neglecting its drainage systems and allowing runoff from highways to pour runoff into more than 200 bodies of water in our state for years on end. more
For most of the past year, investors were asking when the U.S. Federal Reserve would start raising interest rates. With that question answered, attention has turned to the likely pattern of increases over the coming months and years: How high will rates rise, and how quickly? more
Just a decade ago, huge leaps in broadband penetration in U.S. homes made it look like the country was headed toward universal, high-speed Internet access. That growth may have plateaued, however, and may reorder how consumers and providers manage and supply Internet access. more
Yanis Varoufakis says he’ll quit as Greece’s finance minister after next weekend’s referendum if the electorate votes “Yes” to the bailout conditions demanded by the nation’s creditors. more
The political purpose behind the proposals to combat gun violence that Hillary Clinton introduced last week may be to outflank her top rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders. On this issue, he's been a shrinking violet. But … more
If your financial adviser put you in a mutual fund that had slumped 24 percent for the year, you'd probably have given him a call by now, right? That seems to be the predicament that adviser David Mendels is in these days when it comes to … more
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