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Economics became a spectator sport in the "Freakonomics" era, and these days all eyes are on Massachusetts, a state that increased its minimum wage and still achieved one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. What's its secret? more
The U.S. population keeps shifting to the West and South: as of July 1, 61.6 percent of Americans lived in those two regions, the Census Bureau reported this week. 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
She cried when she heard she’d soon be eligible for overtime. They weren’t tears of joy. more
The R.I. Commerce Corp. voted to approve more than $7 million in state relocation and redevelopment credits Monday to several corporations that plan to invest in or bring jobs to Rhode Island. more
For most people, two things are paramount for their economic well-being -- jobs and wages. more
Last year Providence Business News documented the shortfall in state adult job-training programs against the need – for example, in fiscal 2014, while the state averaged 47,468 unemployed people in the labor force, 1,045 received career services … more
The traditional corporate golf outing isn't what it used to be, and for nonprofit and charitable causes, that has turned into a beneficial trend. Companies are organizing charitable golf tournaments to benefit philanthropic causes, … more
Lots of people are worried about noncompete clauses in employment contracts. And after taking a look at the issue, I’m worried too. more
Worker productivity rose in the third quarter by the most in two years as the economy picked up steam, offering a respite from the weak efficiency gains that have defined the U.S. expansion. more
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