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If you care at all about what academic macroeconomists are cooking up (or if you do any macro investing), you might want to check out the latest economics blog discussion about the big change that happened in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Here’s a post by the University of Chicago ecnomist John Cochrane, and here’s one by Oxford’s Simon Wren-Lewis that includes links to most of the other contributions. more
Rhode Island’s average hotel occupancy rate for May increased 4.7 percent over last May, exceeding the 3.6 percent rate for New England, and tourism experts say new and trusted marketing strategies, and pent-up demand are the reason. more
Phil West spent years working to shine a light on corruption in Rhode Island government as the leader of Common Cause. Collaborating with others determined to dislodge the structure of favoritism and self-serving deals by legislators and other government leaders, West saw some things change. more
The state government has renewed its contract with Rhode Island Interactive LLC to provide interactive online services through the RI.gov e-government portal, extending the agreement an additional three years. more
The General Assembly continued its efforts to improve the state’s tax climate in the recently ended 2014 session. more
PROVIDENCE – Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed this month announced the presentation of a $50,000 legislative grant to help support an innovative, Internet-based computer network for the three communities on Aquidneck Island. more
BOSTON – According to Massachusetts state records, from 2007 to 2013, more $16.5 million was spent on lobbyists for the gambling industry, the Boston Globe reported on its website last week. A majority of that money came from the developers and property owners vying for one of the few potentially lucrative casino licenses in the state. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick this month announced the launch of a joint advanced-manufacturing training program between Springfield Technical Community College and Holyoke Community College to train unemployed individuals for entry-level jobs as production technicians at local manufacturers. more
WASHINGTON – Providence and New Bedford were among eight cities to receive grants from the National League of Cities to help implement outreach efforts to enroll children and families in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. more
In the 2014 marketing plan for BayCoast Bank, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Jim Rice included a section called, “The Invasion of the Non-Banks.” more
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