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THE CURRENT CONDITIONS INDEX was 58 in May for Rhode Island, indicating expansion. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

Lardaro – CCI holds steady with help from retail sales

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s Current Conditions Index remained at a value of 58 in May, showing no change from the two previous months, but...

Millennials suffer because of economy

As the age profile of Republican voters has risen, a certain note of complaint about young people has become a more prominent part of...

Don’t stress about next recession

With recession anxieties climbing, people are increasingly worried about the Federal Reserve’s capacity to respond. I take issue with the premise: I don’t expect...

Get ready, a recession is coming

I first suggested the U.S. economy was headed toward a recession more than a year ago, and now others are forecasting the same. I...

Tax cut winners and losers

President Donald Trump and the Republicans’ tax cut is proving to be vastly more generous for corporate America, and vastly more expensive for taxpayers,...

Economy finally coming through for workers

Saying that higher wages were coming wasn’t an especially popular viewpoint as recently as 2016. It was a little less radical to suggest that...

A happy new year?


What kind of revenue growth do you predict for your company in 2019? Moderate growth: 78.6% Remain the same: 21.4% Significant growth: 0% Loss of revenue: 0%Will your...
SERVICE SHIFT: William F. Hatfield, Bank of America’s market president in Rhode Island, said financial centers have become less a destination for a transaction and more a place for advice and a conversation.
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Technology turns BofA branches into ‘financial centers’

William F. Hatfield, Bank of America Corp.’s market president in Rhode Island, discusses the bank’s local growth and ways it can help spur development...

Health care still eating the economy

Health care costs are not as much in the news nowadays. A big reason might be that cost growth has slowed in recent years....

Americans souring on economy

As Americans become more negative about the state of their society, a number of people have tried to cheer them up by reminding them...
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