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Infosys arrives full of optimism

Providence got a glimpse of a potential future recently, with the official opening of Infosys Ltd.’s Providence Design and Innovation Center. Attended by a full...

Seeing future a difficult feat in good times, much less now

The latest installment of Providence Business News’ biannual Business Survey, like all its predecessors, gives readers a lot to chew on. First, the survey unequivocally...
MONEY MATTERS: From left, Andy Posner, founder and CEO of the Capital Good Fund, and loan officers Roxana Mercado and Ellie Parada discuss strategies for helping clients navigate debt and personal finance at the company’s office in Providence.  
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Commitment to one another binds a community together

So far, February has been a good month for social equity. The Capital Good Fund, a federally certified community-development financial institution, lends to underserved populations...

Health compact deal is good first step for R.I.

With the signing of the Compact to Reduce the Growth of Health Care Costs and State Health Care Spending in Rhode Island, 13 insurers,...
TAXATION NEEDS REPRESENTATION: A proposal in Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s fiscal 2020 budget forces communities and the nontaxable nonprofits located in them to come to new arrangements to aid municipal governments. 
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Forcing nonprofits to pay taxes not a solution to budget issues

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s budget proposal includes a provision that would allow communities to levy taxes on nonprofit hospitals and colleges, potentially voiding many...

Native assets can lead to stronger R.I.

For proof of how Rhode Island is building a stronger and more resilient economy, think about these two recent bits of news. The one with...

College housing, neighborhood coherence on collision course

Imagine making the biggest investment of your life, buying a house on a leafy street on College Hill. Now imagine yourself a college student, paying...

City commercial real estate on the rebound

It has been a long time coming, but the Downtown Providence office market vacancy rate has dropped below 10 percent (with one very large...
MAKING THINGS ­HAPPEN: Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., has made his mark in Congress by building bipartisan coalitions. 
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Jack Reed sets an example for government service in troubled times

Without shoving ourselves into too much of the business of Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., he should not be allowed to leave his Senate seat...

Innovation comes to Newport

A century-old school in Newport is being repurposed into Innovate Newport, an incubator for companies looking to join the region’s tech economy. While the idea...
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