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Public Policy
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President Donald Trump complains regularly about what he calls “fake news.” What’s got some statisticians worried, though, is the risk of doctored economic data coming from the administration itself. more
The Raimondo administration will ask state lawmakers this year to modify state laws authorizing various economic development programs to encourage small manufacturers to apply for incentives. more
The six largest U.S. banks could see annual profit jump by an average of 14 percent if President Donald Trump delivers on his promise to cut corporate taxes. more
Kevin Drum spots a great quote from Republican Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who is concerned about Republican hypocrisy: “I hope we’re not going to a place where all of the sudden, because we’re in office, we don’t think the deficit matters anymore.” more
For a glimpse at how Donald Trump’s “America first” approach to immigrants may affect the meat industry in the United States - the world’s largest beef producer - look no further than across the northern border to Canada. more
The state's analysis of its botched rollout of a flawed public-benefits computer system lays much of the blame at the feet of contractor Deloitte Consulting, which Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's office says delivered a "broken system." But, as the … more
The state treasurer plans to move $30 million in deposits to local banks and credit unions in an effort to encourage more small-business lending. more
United Natural Foods Inc. will expand its footprint in Rhode Island with a shared services center, adding about 150 new jobs, the R.I. Commerce Corp. announced Wednesday. more
(Updated, 2:25 p.m.) Short-term solutions continue to roll out of Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s office concerning the long-term issues plaguing the state’s digital benefits system known more commonly as UHIP. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said more interest-rate increases will be appropriate if the economy meets the central bank’s outlook of gradually rising inflation and tightening labor markets. more
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