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By the numbers: 25 more depressing statistics about how shitty the economy is

By the numbers: 25 more depressing statistics about how shitty the economy is


With increasing signs that the economy is laboring, most economists agree that a short-term infusion of spending, or an extension of this year's temporary cut...
By Pro Publica  |  August 02, 2011
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American jitters

You would have to be delusional not to be anxious, perhaps even fearful.
Between paralysis and nervous breakdown
By EDITORIAL  |  October 08, 2010
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Your Money

We thought the bailouts were over. They're not. FairPoint Communications, the nightmare that has become northern New England's landline provider, is seeking tax dollars that could help it fulfill the promises made to regulators in Maine, New Hampshire,
Here comes the FairPoint bailout
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 04, 2009

Striving to build a 'sustainable' arts sector

While some sectors, such as broadband technology and "green" energy, expect a big boost from the federal stimulus package, the arts got just $50 million — 1/100th as much as weatherization programs.
Dire numbers from the Rhode Island State Council On the Arts
By MARION DAVIS  |  March 18, 2009
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Like Christmas in the spring

State officials say that Maine stands to receive approximately $900 million via that American Recovery and Reinvestment Act we've heard so much about.
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By DEIRDRE FULTON AND KATRINA BOTELHO  |  March 18, 2009

It's getting easier to go green

In Rhode Island and across the US, economic troubles seem to be getting worse by the day. But green energy and conservation, several local advocates and entrepreneurs say, has a chance to flourish in the coming years.
THE ENVIRONMENT
By MARION DAVIS  |  February 25, 2009


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Hope for young homebuyers

Good news if you're in a sufficiently stable financial situation to think of bailing from greater Portland's rental-housing morass.
The lousy economy — and Obama's stimulus package — has a silver lining
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 18, 2009

Fixing the economy - a spreading meme


You may have seen Lance Tapley's story in this week's Portland Phoenix - with four ideas on how Main...
By Jeff Inglis  |  December 31, 2008