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Does Providence need an administrative, rather than political, approval process for...

The Providence City Council needed to use a parliamentary procedure to vote on a requested 20-year tax-stabilization agreement from the city, after a subcommittee...
MERGER TALK: Dr. James E. Fanale, Care New England Health System CEO and president, is still interested in a merger with Lifespan Corp., but only with the involvement of Massachusetts-based Partners HealthCare, which recently changed its name to Mass General Brigham. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Let’s hope 2020 resolves merger question for Lifespan and CNE

Rhode Island’s two biggest health systems head into the new year with major questions to answer about their finances and the prospect of a...

Meatless fare boosts R.I. food choices

Providence’s top-rated restaurants have long been tourist draws, including several that are destinations in their own right. For the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau,...
A career working in the hospitality industry led Laurie Stroll to join Newport Hospitality in 1992. After 12 years in sales and event planning, she purchased the company in 2004. It is the first and only accredited destination-management company in Rhode Island, planning meetings, events and outside activities 
for groups and conventions. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Invest in the team to shine

Laurie Z. Stroll | Newport Hospitality Inc. (a DMC Network company) owner and president The biggest lesson I have learned over the years is that...

This is the skill employers desire most

The job world is changing so rapidly it’s next to impossible to know what to do even in the short term to get ahead,...

How second-tier U.S. cities catch the superstars

For the past three decades, one of the central stories in the U.S. economy has been the rise of superstar cities. As the country...

Worthless holiday shopping hype returns

Let’s get this out of the way upfront: Retail sales were not up 16% during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Nor were they up 14%...

Business Best-sellers

Drive! Henry Ford, George Selden, and the Race to Invent the Auto Age By Lawrence Goldstone. The author shares the story of how would-be...

Adams receives URI President’s Award

KAREN L. ADAMS, former news anchor for WPRI-TV CBS 12, recently received a President’s Award from the University of Rhode Island during the university’s...

Think about the future

Back in 1960, when I bought a small envelope company with dreams of becoming a gazillionaire, I could not imagine a world where people...
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