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DESPITE RELEASING A STATEMENT in August about the need of corporations to redefine their purposes from only delivering value to shareholders to taking into account all stakeholders, members of the Business Roundtable who signed the pledge who were contacted by Bloomberg News said that they were already operating in the new way, so they did not really see a need to change how they do business. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRIS RATCLIFFE

The new capitalism is looking a lot like the old capitalism

NEW YORK – The Business Roundtable caused a stir last month by declaring the purpose of a corporation isn’t merely to generate returns for shareholders...

JPMorgan’s Dimon among CEOs rejecting investor-centric model

NEW YORK – Jamie Dimon and other leaders at some of the world’s largest companies said they plan to abandon the long-held view that...
TRADE SUPPORTED 128,100 jobs in Rhode Island in 2017, according to a new report from The Business Roundtable. / COURTESY BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE

Report: Trade supports 128K jobs in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – International trade in Rhode Island supported 128,100 jobs in 2017, according to a Business Roundtable report released this week. The report said that...
BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE'S CEO Economic Outlook Index fell 9.2 points to 95.2 in the first quarter, the lowest since the third quarter of 2017. / COURTESY BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE

U.S. CEO optimism cools as global uncertainty dims outlook

NEW YORK - Optimism among CEOs of large United States companies cooled for a fourth straight quarter amid greater uncertainty about global economic growth,...

Business community sees many positives in R.I., but needs persist

If only the business community were able to spend more time on Smith Hill doing what it did for the cover story of this...
ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE and Trade Partnership Worldwide, the elimination of NAFTA without a trade agreement replacement would impact the local and U.S. economy severely. / COURTESY BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE

Report: Ending NAFTA would hurt R.I. economy

PROVIDENCE – Eliminating the North American Free Trade agreement without a replacement would have a significant negative impact on the Rhode Island economy, according...

Key elements of Trump’s tax reform recommendations

Proposals the Trump Administration released recently could lead to the most sweeping reform of the tax code in history. It all depends, of course,...

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