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Work with employees caring for seniors

According to the MetLife Caregiver study, businesses across the United States lose between $17.1 billion and $34.2 billion every year due to absenteeism, lack...

Quonset port poised for more growth in 2019

Quonset is the leading engine of economic development in Rhode Island and home to more than 200 companies and nearly 12,000 full- and part-time...

Get opportunity zones right

A new government incentive to encourage private investment where it is most needed presents tremendous potential in Rhode Island.The incentive comes in the form...

Cheaper college better than free

One of independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ tentpole ideas as a presidential candidate is the promise of a free college education for all Americans....

Managing new subprime boom

After the subprime-mortgage mania of the 2000s ended in a global disaster, the U.S. government took steps to improve the way it manages the...

E-commerce can’t be winner-take-all

Small businesses are a pillar of capitalism and of a healthy economy. They provide a path into the middle and upper-middle class for people...

How to win a tech cold war

If a digital Iron Curtain is falling between the U.S. and China, America seems increasingly eager to yank its side down. A hasty and...

There’s nothing wrong with stronger banks

Must a safer banking system inevitably be less dynamic? Judging from the experience of the U.S. and Europe since the 2008 financial crisis, not...

U.S. can take on a lot more debt

For many years, respected macroeconomists scolded countries that failed to reduce their debt levels. The International Monetary Fund, whose job it is to lend...

The good and bad on sun exposure

There’s plenty of public awareness about the dangers of skin cancer, but much less about the benefits of sun exposure. Our skin isn’t just...
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