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The recent carnage in financial markets has prompted much speculation about whether the U.S. economy is headed into a recession. If so, it certainly isn’t acting that way. more
Since 1995, durable goods (cars, televisions, computers and the like) have been getting cheaper in the U.S. That’s even as the prices of services and nondurables have mostly kept rising. The … more
If humans take too many antibiotics -- and they do -- then the animals they eat take even more. Learning more about how and why farmers use so many drugs is crucial to arresting the speed at which bacteria are developing immunity to them. more
To the Editor: Every year, Rhode Island emergency departments are hard at work seeing more than 350,000 Rhode Islanders in need of immediate health care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. And like clockwork, every year we open … more
Today I am going to pose a simple question that has been asked any number of times: Why are there so few women in senior positions in finance? more
When Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivered her semiannual testimony to Congress this month, lawmakers once again expressed concern that the central bank was insufficiently transparent and may be pursing an over- expansionary monetary policy that could lead to high inflation. more
Today’s discussion involves a visit to the here-we-go-again files. The website Cafe Hayek, in a post titled “Most Ordinary Americans in 2016 Are Richer Than Was John D. Rockefeller in 1916,” asks a seemingly simple question: What is the minimum amount of money that you would demand in exchange for going back to live as John D. Rockefeller did in 1916? more
Last week, global equity investors got a much-needed reprieve from volatile, loss-inflicting markets. But rather than signaling the start of a calmer market phase, this may well prove a prelude to renewed volatility in the weeks ahead. more
At banks across the country, workers are busy crunching numbers to determine how their firms would fare under the hypothetical scenarios outlined in the mandatory Federal Reserve stress tests installed after the financial crisis. more
What if Rhode Island could pass a law this year that would foster the growth of new businesses, create high-tech jobs, improve our real estate market, encourage more young people to stay and work in our state, and generate tens of millions of … more
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