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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
What is going on with the health benefits exchanges and the many co-ops that have failed across the country? (Leave aside Aetna for the moment, which clearly is exiting in response to the Department of Justice lawsuit to prevent its merger with … 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
Two Federal Reserve officials argued the case for another interest rate increase in interviews on the eve of an eagerly awaited speech by Chair Janet Yellen in Jackson Hole, Wyo., that will be scoured for hints of a move that could come as soon as September. more
Rhode Island students in multiple grades increased their participation in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and raised their scores in English language arts/literacy and mathematics according to the 2016 PARCC report released Thursday. more
Election and ethics reform measures approved over the past two years influenced Common Cause of Rhode Island to issue a scorecard with the highest point average in nearly a decade, according to the nonprofit organization. more
Boats can now can come directly to J. Goodison Co. for repairs, thanks to a new Marine Travelift billed as the biggest in the Northeast that the company debuted this week. more
Hotel room revenue through June has increased 6.9 percent year over year in Rhode Island, according to the R.I. Commerce Corp. more
If the state's public officials want to make a real difference in Rhode Island's future, they should spend less time on getting to the bottom of the 38 Studios mess and more, a lot more, on the looming public-finance meltdown over unfunded liabilities for local pensions and other post-employment benefits (also known as OPEBs). more
1Senate right not to ban vaping PUBLISHED IN PRINT: JULY 22 The R.I. Senate made the right decision when it chose not to pass a ban on the use of e-cigarettes, or "vaping," early in the morning on the last day of the legislative … more
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