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President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans share one piece of common ground in the stalemate over the budget and the debt ceiling: Neither side wants to budge. more
A shutdown of the U.S. government would reduce fourth-quarter economic growth by as much as 1.4 percentage points depending on its length, economists say, as government workers from park rangers to telephone receptionists are furloughed. more
President Barack Obama is offering more Americans the chance to put away money for retirement through payroll deductions with a plan for new government-sponsored savings accounts. more
The economy expanded at faster pace in the second quarter from the previous three months, a sign the U.S. was weathering federal budget cutbacks and higher taxes. more
The United States has lost a year of scientific innovation due to the budget cuts known as sequestration. Faced with limited resources, the nation’s largest supporters of research in medicine, science and engineering have funded very little new work in the past year, focusing instead on projects already underway. New ideas from scientists in Rhode Island and around the country have been put on hold. If these budget reductions continue, the nation can and will lose its pre-eminence in science and technology. more
The chief executives of large banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. will meet with President Barack Obama this week as Wall Street urges Congress to end the budget stalemate in Washington. more
With critics calling for radical change to the R.I. Economic Development Corporation in the wake of the 38 Studios disaster, Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee turned to Marcel A. Valois, a trusted name who had run the quasi-state agency 16 years earlier. And within weeks, the choice seemed to have a calming effect on the organization, which had just been overhauled and seen the departure of a large portion of management. more
Direct state and local government spending in Rhode Island increased 1.1 percent between fiscal 2010 and fiscal 2011, less than the 1.7 percent increase nationally, according to a report from the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council released Tuesday. more
Even with the flawed roll out of health-care reform and uproar over spying, Barack Obama is enjoying one of the best stock markets for a re-elected president. Signs are building that it might not last. more
U.S. stock-index futures gained, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will extend its record, as Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program. more
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