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Don’t bank on UnitedHealth’s profitable present

UnitedHealthGroup Inc. is doing great. America’s largest health insurer released first-quarter results April 16 that beat analysts’ expectations, and it raised full-year earnings guidance....

Expand access to early-childhood education

To the Editor:While I was pleased to see that the number of kids in Rhode Island who are living in poverty has gone down,...

Can Providence be a two-paper town?

The Boston Globe is not messing around. It has launched the backbone of a Rhode Island newsroom and created a buzz among business and...

State immigration compacts good for business

The immigration stalemate in Washington is more than a decade old. Before President Barack Obama tried and failed to push reform through Congress, President...

Why I (still) work here

Every month, my organization picks one of our 26,000 outstanding or just plain interesting employees to profile in our internal newsletter. I took pride...
WAGE GROWTH has in the United States been relatively slow over the last few years, hovering around 3 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Opinion: Wage growth isn’t threatening corporate profits

NEW YORK - The jobs report on Friday brought a little good news for investors worried that a key part of the decade-long bull...

Teachers need community’s help

As a society, we cannot underestimate the impact of teachers on all of our lives.Every day, teachers are shaping our future. But are we...

Don’t stress about next recession

With recession anxieties climbing, people are increasingly worried about the Federal Reserve’s capacity to respond. I take issue with the premise: I don’t expect...

Energy’s future looking sunny

The newly published 2019 U.S. Energy & Employment Report reveals that the fuels and electrical-power-generation sectors employ nearly 2 million people. It’s a wealth...

America’s got talent, not just in the Ivies

It’s a powerful myth that our college admissions process has superhuman predictive powers. If you make the cut, you’re the talented 1 percent; miss...
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