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Five Questions With: Brian Rocha

Brian Rocha was recently hired as vice president of retirement plan services financial consultant for Rockland Trust. He previously served as vice president and...

Five Questions With: Dr. Hadeel Zainah

Dr. Hadeel Zainah is an infectious-disease specialist at Kent County Memorial Hospital. She discusses the potential use of dexamethasone, a steroid, as a treatment...
Larry Girouard has more than 50 years of experience in manufacturing. He founded The Business Avionix Co., a business consultancy, in 2001, focusing on strategic planning, culture change and process optimization. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Empower workers to boost value

Larry Girouard | The Business Avionix Co. LLC president They say a rising tide raises all boats, and as the economy boomed over the last...
Jessica Norris Granatiero

To Savor: Rosé will have you thinking pink

Rosé wines appear on the shelves of most retail stores this time of year in a sea of stunningly beautiful pink, orange, light red-hued...

Economics behind boom in fireworks

The number of fireworks being lit off at night is out of control this year. While people often light off fireworks close to the Fourth...
GETTING TOUGHER: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said the state will start holding businesses not following reopening guidelines for the economy more accountable. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

State needs better transparency, enforcement of reopening regs

For all the good work Rhode Island officials have done shepherding the state through a phased reopening of its economy, there’s been a surprising...

City’s fiscal woes just got much worse

Providence’s fiscal woes got much worse on June 30, when the state’s Supreme Court sided with former city employees in a long-running dispute over...
Eleni Grammas

Grammas wins Rhode Island College’s Helen M. Murphy Award

ELENI GRAMMAS is the recipient of Rhode Island College’s Helen M. Murphy Award, which is awarded to a female athlete that achieves athletic greatness...

Make decisions that make a difference

T. Boone Pickens, the late famed oil prospector and corporate raider, said in commencement remarks at George Washington University: “Be willing to make decisions....
Mark Tracy

Providence pension crisis won’t vanish on its own

As the long-term economic effects of the pandemic are felt, the Providence pension fund crisis is entering its final act. Providence owes its pensioners...

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