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Business speaks with its spending habits, and based on the results of Providence Business News' Summer 2016 Business Survey, Rhode Island businesses are talking an optimistic game. For the first time in its eight-year history, the majority … more
The bidding to be the next "infrastructure president" has kicked into high gear. Sadly, but perhaps predictably, there is opposition. Some question the need for road and bridge repair, especially supported by the federal government. Others … more
House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello said he plans to establish a new vetting procedure in making appointments to House leadership positions next year, spurred in part by a public expectation for ethics improvements in state government. more
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza last month said residents and business leaders will finally see "cranes in the sky" this year. He sees a city about to turn a fiscal corner after years of stagnation. But if the city really is set for a … more
Exhibit Most Recent of why the General Assembly is as likely to do more harm than good is proposed legislation relating to worker scheduling by employers. The heart of the issue is the increasing variability and short notice of changes of … more
The recent announcement that Providence and the R.I. Public Transit Authority have backed away from plans to build a streetcar and instead create an "enhanced transit corridor" is indeed good news. While the appeal of the streetcar project … more
This essay forms a preface to two roundtables conducted by PBN – one for governors (present and former) and the other for business leaders. They are all engaged in understanding what makes Rhode Island tick, and more importantly, how we can get it … more
On the occasion of Providence Business News' 30th anniversary, PBN invited Rhode Island's six current and former governors to discuss Rhode Island's economy and their tenures in the state's chief executive office. PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy … more
Another budget season, another late night/early morning at the Statehouse. What did we learn? n Business-friendly programs proposed by the governor were retained (or augmented), from dropping the minimum corporate tax to $400 from $450, to … more
A turbulent start to the open of the London market propelled trading volume as much as 700 percent higher than normal, while at least one dark pool was suspended as investors around the globe digested U.K. voters’ decision to leave the European Union. more
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