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Changing places

Did your company relocate or downsize amid the pandemic? Yes: 56% No: 44% What caused your business to relocate or downsize? (Select any that apply.) We did not...

Reasons why Biden’s win could be good for economy

On day one, a newly inaugurated President Joe Biden will have to address a devastated economy – much like he and former President Barack...

Trick-or-treat economy

Has the economic landscape this year been the most challenging your business has had to navigate? Yes: 57% No: 43% In what ways has your business benefited?...

Fed plan to spur inflation has risks

In a healthy economy, prices tend to go up – a process called inflation. While you might not like that as a consumer, moderate price...
SAVINGS EATEN AWAY: Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney, inside the main Ann Sather restaurant in Chicago, estimates he’s put $250,000 of his own money into running his three restaurants. / AP PHOTO/CHARLES REX ARBOGAST

Owners tap into savings to withstand pandemic

NEW YORK – When the coronavirus outbreak forced cruise lines to cancel trips to Alaska, it wiped out Midgi Moore’s tour business, leaving her...

Fixes possible for U.S. manufacturing sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed deficiencies in the U.S. manufacturing sector’s ability to provide necessary products. With heavy reliance on global supply chains and foreign...
EMPTY SEATS: Yoleni’s co-owner John Philippides, left, and marketing manager Danny Willis say their business and many others in downtown Providence are dependent on college students returning to the city this month and next.  / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Helping Providence’s downtown is boost for the entire state

Providence is the engine that drives Rhode Island’s economy. And the downtown is the capital city’s heartbeat. It’s been that way since a transformation that...
Dylan Conley

Small business neglected in recovery plans

Congress has failed Rhode Island business. When the Great Recession hit in 2008, despite the lessons that could have been learned from the dotcom...

Beige Book: N.E. businesses continue to have ‘considerable uncertainty’ on economy

PROVIDENCE – Economic activity in New England picked up somewhat in the second half of May and all of June, the Federal Reserve’s Beige...

What’s worse, the pandemic or the cure?

The coronavirus pandemic catapulted the country into one of the deepest recessions in U.S. history, leaving millions without jobs or health insurance. There is...

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