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We're going to be asking what states owe workers a lot as the former wrestle with growing pension obligations. Illinois courts have just ruled that the state's attempt to curtail its pension benefits cannot go forward. The Chicago Tribune … more
To understand why the U.S. education system is mired in mediocrity, start by listening to Scott McKim's story. McKim has a master's degree in watershed science, an undergraduate degree in meteorology, with minors in math and physics, and … more
Dunkin’ Donuts plans to open more than 400 new U.S. restaurants this year (and around 8,000 in what it deems the “long term”) as it expands westward from its East Coast base. 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
Hidden in the back of the big omnibus bill that passed just days before Congress broke for the holidays was an important new change in the tax laws. more
Just before Christmas, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration alerted U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturers to keep a sharp eye on ingredients imported from Tianjin, China. more
Does finance create value? Does it just siphon money from some people and give it to others? Does it destroy value? I see people asking these questions all the time for a pretty obvious reason: there has been broad public suspicion of finance for as long as the industry has been around. But if we want to try answering these questions, there are some tricky issues we need to think about. more
Globalization has hit Rhode Island hard. Those manufacturing jobs that allowed my immigrant parents and generations of other Rhode Islanders the opportunity to raise their families in modest comfort are long gone. more
The decline of coal as a source of electric power is inevitable and well under way. This is a good thing, because whether measured by its effect on public health or its contribution to global warming, coal is more harmful than any other widely used source of electricity. more
When Federal Reserve officials started a rate-hiking cycle last month, they hoped their widely telegraphed policy action would neither derail the recovery nor overly destabilize financial markets. more
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