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Regulation
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In 1934, with the U.S. economy still mired in the depths of the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Export-Import Bank in order to make it easier for American companies to sell their goods in foreign markets and create … more
The Rhode Island banking industry is watching the Federal Reserve especially close this month, as the central bank could raise interest rates for the first time since 2006. A rate hike could lead to higher profit margins throughout the sector. … more
Are financial incentives a prerequisite for economic development? In most urban areas of Rhode Island, the answer appears to be a qualified yes. Developers interested in investing have traditionally sought property tax relief, with the full … more
Last summer two French musicians landed in Rhode Island for the final stint of a six-week-long trip across the United States. The duo traveled from Nashville, Tenn., to Los Angeles, where they caught a flight to the East Coast to spend a day before … more
Can minimum wages improve productivity and innovation over the long run? Usually, it's detractors of the minimum wage who talk about the long term. Minimum-wage hikes tend to have only small or negligible effects on employment levels, but … more
The World Economic Forum (best known for organizing the annual Davos shindig) just published its annual Gender Gap report. It makes for thoroughly depressing reading. On current trends, it will take 118 years before women's salaries equal those of … more
A revision to the U.S. Department of Labor regulations is expected to result in over 5 million more employees soon being entitled to overtime pay. More specifically, the DOL's proposed rule change will revise current law by requiring that an … more
EAST PROVIDENCE – A paving contractor charged with fraudulent activity was recently shut down and ordered to pay $32,450 in restitution to 12 customers, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin said last week. Kilmartin's office and the Rhode … more
Even excellent leaders make their share of mistakes. Amidst Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's impressive first months in office, where she has taken dead aim on economic development and job creation, she has had one clunker of an idea. That … more
David Salvatore, a Providence City Council member, has been named government affairs director for the Rhode Island Association of Realtors. more
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