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Features by Tracey Samuelson

Carolyn Rafaelian’s father founded this factory, Cinerama, in 1966. While much of Rhode Island’s manufacturing has moved overseas, this factory is still in business, producing jewelry for Rafaelian’s company, Alex and Ani.

Rhode Island, hard hit by recession, slow to recover

Pre-recession, the housing boom in Rhode Island helped mask manufacturing woes.
Posted In: local economy, state economies, Rhode Island, Great Recession, economic recovery
In a world of data and algorithms, human beings are the drivers behind successful music playlists.

For streaming sites, playlists still need human touch

In the digital age, the key to a music playlist's success? Human beings.
Posted In: Music, streaming, pandora, songza, playlists

How to get voters to reconsider a repeat candidate

Hillary Clinton is working to refresh her image after a long career.
Posted In: hillary clinton, election 2016

GE to sell most of its lending business

The company is returning to its manufacturing roots.
Posted In: General Electric, manufacturing, finance
The Uber app is displayed on a smartphone against cabs waiting for passengers in Barcelona.

Uber picks up more corporate business

Business travelers don't care much about price. So why are they taking Uber?
Posted In: Uber, business
A 3-year-old girl dressed as a ballerina quenches her thirst with juice as she joins kids wearing Halloween costumes on the dance floor during an electronic dance music party organized by CirKiz at a night club in New York on October 26, 2014.

Baby bottle service: a club scene for kids only

Mixing children and nightclubs leads to a great party — and business venture.
Posted In: nightclub, parties, kids, Entertainment, children

Commercial drones have tailwind overseas

Facebook and Amazon are testing while American agencies finalize the rules.
Posted In: Facebook, drones, internet access

Why borrowers turn to pricey payday loans

People need payday lenders because there is no alternative.
Posted In: CFPB, banks payday lenders, infrastructure
Facebook holds talks with at least half a dozen media companies about hosting their content.

Facebook seeks new friends in media companies

The company wants to cut content deals. Why? And who wins?
Posted In: Facebook, media companies, original content
An electric Tesla car goes down an assembly line at a Tesla Motors factory in 2013 in the Netherlands.

Tesla plans to launch 'autopilot' feature this summer

CEO Elon Musk said the company could push the feature as soon as June.
Posted In: Tesla S, tesla, Elon Musk

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