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Like most trends, the "sharing economy" has moved west to east nationally and is fast becoming an accepted way of doing business in Rhode Island, although challenges are beginning to mount. The sharing economy connects owners to consumers … more
Small businesses are the bedrock of New England's economy. That's true not only in my home state of New Hampshire but all across the region. Small businesses account for nearly 96 percent of our employers. That's why it is critical for New … more
Editor's note: This is the third of a four-part series exploring how well Rhode Island cities and towns are funding municipal pension and benefit plans and the public-policy ramifications. Leading up to the financial crisis of 2008, cities … more
A revision to the U.S. Department of Labor regulations is expected to result in over 5 million more employees soon being entitled to overtime pay. More specifically, the DOL's proposed rule change will revise current law by requiring that an … more
Banco Santander SA, Spain’s largest lender by assets, said it exceeds the minimum capital levels that the European Central Bank will require the company to have starting next month. more
In 1990, the obesity rate in Rhode Island was about 10 percent. Today it's 27.4 percent and according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, projected to be more than 50 percent by 2030. That means we are headed for having 500,000 obese … more
Last week we discussed reasons to structure the purchase of a business as an asset sale. This week, we discuss successor liability and ways to effectively close the deal. Learning after the fact that you are responsible for the tax … more
Walter Callender, co-founder and managing partner of Práctico Innovation, discusses with Providence Business News the results of its recent competition and the private company’s mission. more
It may appear counterintuitive for employers to invest in employees that may not remain at an organization long term. In today's economy, however, employees are increasingly mobile, and recent college graduates are likely to have multiple careers … more
When I was 12 years old, my 16-year-old sister died in a car accident. Losing my sister was unequivocally devastating. The tragedy's full impact took many years to be felt, but it has shaped me into exactly who I am today. I live my life in … more
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