Editorials

Business community sees many positives in R.I., but needs persist

If only the business community were able to spend more time on Smith Hill doing what it did for the cover story of this...

Much work to be done to bring more high-wage jobs to...

It’s never a bad thing to have a job. But an analysis of data for Rhode Island and the nation shows that which job...

RGGI-style transit funds in R.I. future

On Dec. 18, 12 Northeastern states, including Rhode Island, and the District of Columbia announced that they had agreed to implement a cap-and-trade regime...

NBC rates grow, yield good outcome

Now on the third and final phase of the nearly $1.4 billion Combined Sewer Overflow project, the Narragansett Bay Commission has continued to increase...
AHEAD OF THE GAME: With enrollments so far ahead of last year’s pace, HealthSource RI is not seeing much effect from the federal government’s removal of the penalty for not having health insurance.

HealthSource’s success positive for R.I.’s health in many ways

In many ways, Rhode Island is an outlier. But in one case, at least, the Ocean State stands out in a way that places...
MAKING A PLAN: The R.I. Division of Statewide Planning is leading a project to support small businesses’ ability to survive extreme weather events. Above, a machine clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in Westerly after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy battered Rhode Island’s coast in 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

State resiliency project example of smart planning for business

Rhode Island’s vulnerability to the effects of climate change are well-documented.And now comes more evidence that we should be concerned: The Global Carbon Project...

Diversity, inclusion a business imperative that yields results

As human capital becomes the most important asset an enterprise can deploy, it makes sense to find ways to maximize its effectiveness.That is the...
COMMUNITY BASED: Bank of America may have nearly $2.3 trillion in assets, but as CEO Brian Moynihan points out, the bank’s health depends on the health of the many communities it operates in. 
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Big banking can succeed by helping communities meet needs

When Bank of America Corp. CEO Brian Moynihan says, “If the community is strong, we’re strong,” he is doing more than parroting the famous...

Nonprofits helping keep charity alive

Rhode Island is annually at or near the bottom of state rankings measuring charity, especially when it comes to volunteering.Such rankings, however, do not...
TIME TO TALK: Hasbro Inc. wants a more-modern headquarters than what it now has in Pawtucket but has not committed to staying in Rhode Island. State and city officials must present a united front in responding to the threat of a possible move.
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HASBRO INC.

Hasbro’s silence is not golden. State, local officials must unite to...

Could iconic toymaker Hasbro Inc. really move its headquarters out of Rhode Island? Sure it can, especially if the move wouldn’t cost it much...
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