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Congress must pass USMCA

While the U.S. economy continues to show steady signs of growth, there is considerable concern in the business community about current U.S. trade policies...

People with disabilities eager to work

With more than 6 million unfilled positions and companies reporting they are challenged to find skilled workers, job training and continuing education is more...

Developing a regional talent pipeline

The New England Board of Higher Education Commission on Higher Education & Employability recently released an 18-point strategy to increase the career readiness of...

Tax reform can drive economic gains

Congress has returned to Washington with quite a daunting to-do list. Lawmakers were able to quickly check off a few items – helping storm...

Blueprint for manufacturing

Rhode Island proudly lays claim to being the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. More than 230 years ago, Samuel Slater built the nation's...

Trade is key to region’s growth

With 95 percent of the world's consumers outside U.S. borders, there is simply no denying the tremendous economic impact of international trade, both here...

Terrorism-risk insurance bill essential for N.E., U.S.

In a few short weeks, after voters have gone to the polls, the current Congress will return to Washington, D.C., for a short time...

Incentives for saving encourage self-sufficiency

Each year millions of Americans carefully save their hard-earned dollars in retirement savings accounts like 401(k)s or IRAs with dreams of a secure retirement....

Pell Grants an investment in workers of tomorrow

Our region’s continued economic recovery depends on a well-educated and highly skilled work force. At the same time, thousands of New England college and...

Don’t let capital gains and dividend rates expire

As members of the 111th Congress return to Washington following the historic 2010 midterm elections for their final lame-duck session, surely the economy is...
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