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More and more it appears that the automatic spending cuts mandated by sequestration are going to go into effect on March 1. Is that approach a good one to take to bring the nation’s budget under control? more
Speaking to the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce last week, U.S. Chamber of Commerce COO David C. Chavern talked up the vitality and internationally competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing. Which industry sector would you invest in today for the highest expected return? more
Despite handling the America’s Cup World Series sailing event last summer, it is unclear that Newport will be able to handle the demands of larger events without significant public investment. How much, if anything, should the state invest in building out the sail racing infrastructure? more
Recent data has shown that the housing market, is improving, with prices going up and inventory declining. Are the signs of improvement enough to make it more likely that you will try to sell you house in the coming year than last year? more
Traffic has been declining for a number of years at the state’s only major commercial airport, leading some to wonder if the planned extension of the main runway at the airport is needed. What do you think? more
Despite wild swings both up and down, the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index ended 2012 on a positive note, gaining 13.4 percent for the year. What do you see for the index in the coming year in terms of return? more
Were you and/or your family part of the 883,000 people who took advantage of the extended hours and new tours that the Preservation Society of Newport County put in place in 2012 for the Newport Mansions? more
A relatively small piece of the fiscal cliff compromise legislation that passed Congress last week included a one-year extension of the tax credits for renewable energy projects. Do you think that the federal credit is a good use of public funds? more
Early results of Christmas season retail surveys indicate that fears of the country running over the fiscal cliff without a deal on federal taxing and spending held back consumer demand. Did you find something similar happening at your business? more
With the announcement that Providence College will make increased payments to the city in lieu of taxes, Mayor Angel Taveras has convinced all seven of the major nonprofits in the city to increase their Pilot payments. Is it enough? more
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