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Mark S. Murphy joined Providence Business News as the newspaper’s editor in November 2005. He previously had served as the editor of Golf World Business, after working in a variety of editing positions at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Murphy holds a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College, a master of science from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a master of business administration from Columbia’s Graduate School of Business.
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Five Questions With Anne Marie Johnson

Anne Marie Johnson | President, Claflin Co.1. Is Rhode Island a good place to grow jobs? Why or why not? We have a beautiful...
OF RHODE ISLAND'S FIVE COUNTIES, Washington County has its credit card debt most under control relative to per capita income and wealth. / COURTESY SMARTASSET

SmartAsset: Washington Cty. best with credit card debt in R.I., Providence...

PROVIDENCE – With the holiday shopping season at peak activity, SmartAsset is supplying shoppers with some guidance, as it reports on who does the...
MORE THAN 2,700 current and former workers at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Our Lady of Fatima Hospital were affected by the St. Joseph's Health Services of Rhode Island Retirement Plan's funding problems. Above, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. / COURTESY OUR LADY OF FATIMA HOSPITAL

Should any entity make whole the pensions of current and future...

When the pension plan that covers current and former employees of St. Joseph’s and Our Lady of Fatima hospitals was sent into receivership, the...
ON THE FINAL DAY of the legislative sessions for both the House and the Senate in fiscal 2017, the R.I. General Assembly failed to agree on a state budget. Above left, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, right, Dominick J. Ruggerio.

Whose side are you on in the R.I. House-Senate impasse?

Throwing a wrench into the state’s fiscal status, the R.I. House and Senate ended their sessions without passing the same budget, with both House...

The ‘Best’ place to find success is from the ground up

Is there a CEO who doesn’t want to know what his staff is thinking? The best CEOs put in place systems that make communication...
A FOUR-PART SERIES by PBN staff writers Mary MacDonald and Eli Sherman took one of three first-place awards that Providence Business News scored at the annual Alliance of Area Business Publishers editorial excellence competition.

PBN takes 3 first-place awards in annual business pub journalism competition

DALLAS – Providence Business News earned top honors in three categories in the 2017 Alliance of Area Business Publishers editorial excellence awards program, held...

It’s all about the results

One would think that writing about a group of high-achieving, wholly engaged businesswomen every year would be a repetitive exercise. After all, each year,...
U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaks as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, center, applauds during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday. House Republicans mustered just enough votes to pass their health-care bill Thursday, salvaging what at times appeared to be a doomed mission to repeal and partially replace Obamacare under intense pressure from Trump to produce legislative accomplishments. / BLOOMBERG / ANDREW HARRER

Will President Donald Trump’s policies help Rhode Island businesses?

The recent congressional breakfast hosted by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce put in full view the contradictions of the new Trump administration. Chamber...

Full effects of health care reform must be measured and known

It is difficult to imagine that the passage of the American Health Care Act could so quickly be shunted to the back burner. But...
EXPANDING OPPORTUNITY: Roxana Mercado, right, is part of Capital Good Fund staff trying to bring the benefits of banking to those in the region who are under-served, such as Gloria Orjuela.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Signs of hope in fighting effects of poverty, unbanking growth

It is not a coincidence that at the same time that the rate of poverty in Rhode Island is growing, the percentage of people...
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