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Since October, I have been chairing a House commission studying the potential for growing tourism through a coordinated marketing effort. I sponsored the bill creating this commission because I firmly believe Rhode Island needs an ad campaign that effectively conveys our state’s unique identity to tourists. more
After Yale University economist Robert Shiller this week signed a letter supporting Hillary Clinton, he explained that he normally doesn't engage in politics, but that "the destruction that Trump's campaign tactics have done to the institutions of this nation is a great moral issue." more
Free trade is broadly positive for the U.S. economy, though not everyone benefits. Economist Tyler Cowen, a Bloomberg View columnist, and Robert Zoellick, a former U.S. trade representative, talk to View editor Paula Dwyer about improving the outlook for future free-trade deals by helping workers left behind. more
For those thinking that the finalized reforms to the state-worker pension system took care of all its issues, think again. The outstanding problem is the fund's assumed rate of return. At the moment it is 7.5 percent. And with the reforms, … more
Rhode Islanders face seven ballot questions this year, and few of them are simple to endorse or reject. Question 1 Does the state need to replace the diminishing asset that is Newport Grand? Absolutely. And the proposal by Twin … more
Wealth management advisers are closely monitoring President-elect Donald J. Trump’s post-election messaging to see what impact he might have on the marketplace. more
Hillary Clinton thinks U.S. corporations live for the short-term, obsessing over the next quarterly earnings statement to the neglect of their longer-run prospects. more
Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency by promising to create a jobs boom for the middle-wage worker. It’s questionable whether sorting YouTube videos of dancing babies is what voters exactly had in mind. more
On Oct. 12, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza and his Guatemala City counterpart signed a sister-city partnership. Mr. Elorza is Guatemalan American, something that the Central American city's leaders hope will be a catalyst to connecting the people … more
While Boston ultimately won the competition for General Electric Co.'s new global headquarters, Rhode Island made such a good showing that the multinational decided to locate an office of its new GE Digital division in the Ocean State. In … more
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