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The link between socio-economic status and school performance is weakening for U.S. students, a sign of improving equity in American education even as U.S. teens continue to lag behind their international counterparts in math, reading and science, according to a study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. more
To the Editor: I was glad to see Providence Business News recognize Grover Fugate's prudent stewardship of Rhode Island's natural resources and leadership as executive director of the R.I. Coastal Resources Management Council ("Learn and … more
In the days since the election, Republicans have realized that they are in a tight spot on Obamacare. They seem to be lurching toward a strategy that will make it tighter. more
If you haven’t been following the Obamacare news recently -- and given how much else has been going on, there’s a good chance you haven’t -- then you may have missed the news that insurers’ rate-increase requests for 2017 are quite large. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offered a subtle change to her outlook from less than a week ago, saying she and her colleagues were on watch for whether, rather than when, the U.S. economy would show clear signs of improvement. more
PROVIDENCE – Three days after Gov. Gina M. Raimondo meets with Burrillville residents on July 18, the Office of Energy Resources will host another public meeting on the natural-gas power plant proposed for Burrillville. The July 21 … more
With the days ticking down to summer, marking Block Island's busiest time of year for tourism and commerce, a delayed $107 million utility project has some local businesses worried the island will not be ready for this year's tide of tourists. … more
With a nod to Rhode Island colonists who in 1772 stormed and burned the British ship HMS Gaspee, a new nonprofit advocating for small-business needs is calling itself the Gaspee Business Network. "We needed an organization that effectively … more
The House's June 7 support for voter approval of any tax agreement negotiated between the Burrillville Town Council and developers of a proposed power plant is a blatant attempt to give local opponents of the project as much leverage as possible. … more
Then-General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, then-Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the General Assembly did a difficult and courageous thing in 2011 when they faced the state's pension crisis head on. Would that someone would step forward to tackle a … more
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