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Individual action can have global impact

Five years ago, Ray Rickman – a former staate legislator – was home sick. He heard a report about a doctor in Mali...
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The Golden Parachutist

Slow and steady often worth the wait

In the less than four months since we applauded the audacious $1.4 billion plan put forth by Procaccianti Group to develop Newport’s North End,...

Group buying an idea whose time has come

With the fiscal year 2008 budget safely passed, it is time to look ahead. A good place to start – because it should be relatively...

With help, capital can serve public good

Sometimes the marketplace needs a little help. One particularly successful federal program is helping local banks make a difference in some of the region’s...

Quit the squabbling, take care of business

One of the most important characteristics of effective public servants is the ability to move beyond petty squabbles to craft solutions to the challenges...

State’s new tax should concern all small businesses

Small business owners in Rhode Island will want to take careful note of at least one novel feature of the recently approved state budget....

Bear Stearns debacle exposes market’s biggest fools

A cocky investor can be a market’s biggest patsy.As the value of high-risk mortgages collapse, the huge losers these days won’t be the little...

We’re all going to pay for budget fiasco

Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline is furious at the General Assembly, and rightfully so. After months of hearings and negotiations, legislators approved a budget...

Housing costs still strain affordability

HousingWorks RI’s annual Fact Book makes clear, once again, that the lack of affordable housing puts the state’s employers at a disadvantage in attracting...
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