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Fed and ECB bend to markets ahead of economy

Fearing market disruptions, both the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve will most likely take more stimulus measures this month regardless of what...
AN ECONOMIC MACHINE: The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, located in Middletown and Newport, has a yearly impact on the region of more than $1 billion.
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As NUWC celebrates birthday, R.I. can appreciate its role here

Two things stand out about the Naval Under­sea Warfare Center Division Newport. One is its scale. The 180-acre complex in Middletown and Newport employs nearly...

What if everyone applied to college?

The United States has a college-opportunity problem. University graduates earn higher lifetime wages and experience lower unemployment rates, but only about one-third of the...

Electoral College chaos looms

A federal appeals court has held that members of the Electoral College have a constitutional right to vote for a different presidential candidate than...

Experience can lead to excellence

Where could the jokes begin? They are experienced, seasoned, wizened even. But this is not a joking matter. What they really are is accomplished, needed and...

Health care consolidation is inevitable in Rhode Island

The headline says it all: “CNE plots solo course (for now).” The cover story interview in the current edition of Providence Business News with Care...
FUN, YES, BUT MUCH MORE: Hasbro CEO and Chairman Brian Goldner takes part in a 2016 companywide effort to pack toys for children and families, part of the company’s ongoing philanthropic efforts and one which its decision to cut back on plastic packaging is consistent with. 
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By reducing plastic use, Hasbro improves itself and the earth

With its announcement on Aug. 20 that it is looking to eliminate virtually all plastic packaging for its products, Pawtucket-based Hasbro Inc. continues to...

Get workers in the boardroom

When legendary physicist Richard Feynman was called in to help solve the mystery of the Challenger space shuttle explosion in 1986, he didn’t use...

Trend of students coming to U.S. slows

The number of new international students coming to the United States for college and university fell in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 academic years, according...
OPPORTUNITY LOST? The decision by the U.S. Department of the Interior to extend an environmental review of the Vineyard Wind project puts the potential construction of the Revolution Wind wind energy farm in jeopardy. Here, the demonstration project Block Island Wind Farm. 
 / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Delayed review of wind energy project won’t stall rising temps

Two stories within the last two weeks have not contained good news for the Ocean State. Most recently, The Washington Post crunched the numbers and...
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