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Predictably, reports last week that the French bank Societe Generale would close 20 percent of its branch offices were met with anger by a union representative, who said the plan was "scandalous and profoundly shocking because nothing justifies … more
The real estate industry is now subject to new disclosure rules, courtesy of the Dodd-Frank law and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Lenders are required to make transparent and complete disclosure of the terms of mortgages – including … more
Rhode Island is a hotbed for design. Providence is home to the third-highest number of industrial designers per capita in the nation. And a study of the creative industries in Rhode Island between 2007 and 2012, which included a recession, … more
Like most trends, the "sharing economy" has moved west to east nationally and is fast becoming an accepted way of doing business in Rhode Island, although challenges are beginning to mount. The sharing economy connects owners to consumers … more
Less than an hour away from Providence, an economic boom is taking place. I'm talking about Boston, where there seems to be a crane on every corner and a new company moving to town every week, bringing thousands of jobs with them. Boston is bursting … more
Stock prices early last week were collapsing all over the world. So exciting! So alarming! But, uh, what does it mean? The hard-line answer is, nothing at all. Here's Nassim Nicholas Taleb's famous critique from "The Black Swan" of … more
Trying to repeal Obamacare has long been a popular (if futile) Republican pastime. Now replacing Obamacare is catching on, at least among Republican presidential candidates. This would count as progress, except that none of their proposals quite … more
The recent financial turmoil already is fueling speculation about a fourth round of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve. Yet the Fed is unlikely to oblige any time soon, nor should it. more
Which presidential candidate would be the biggest budget-buster? Bernie Sanders, the welfare-state socialist? Hillary Clinton, the activist-government Democrat? Any of a passel of a passel of no-new-taxes Republicans? Nope. It’s the self-styled arch-conservative, Donald Trump. more
As part of her comprehensive jobs plan, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo recently announced the 21 recipients of planning grants available through Real Jobs Rhode Island. As CEO of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, a trade organization that … more
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