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Land of unintended consequences

Welcome to the land of irony, otherwise known as the land of unintended consequences, or maybe intended, in a plot worthy of the old...

Pay interns, corporate America

A piece of advice to companies hiring interns this summer: Pay them for their work. Some organizations don’t, claiming that the chance to learn...
JAMES C. SHEEHAN is a Rhode Island state senator representing District 36.

Opinion: Charter schools need oversight, community representation

PROVIDENCE - Charter schools are hybrid institutions — part public and part private.  Like public schools, all interested students have random access to the...

Reports of retail’s death premature

Earlier this month, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., reacted to news of rising mall vacancies by calling for help for the “millions of workers who...

Lost pay from snow shutdowns hurt hourly workers most

As pretty as it may be, snow falls heaviest on the poorest among us, at least in the workplace.The recent run of storm closings...

Forget obesity, smoking: Stress top workplace threat

Most of today’s workplace-wellness programs focus on weight loss and smoking cessation. While these two conditions eventually can cause serious health issues, are they...

Investor visa program should be scrapped

The omnibus spending bill recently signed by President Donald Trump includes a small but ill-conceived program. The EB-5 Regional Center program that gives visas...

Journey as patient guides CEO

While most families were preparing for their Thanksgiving dinner this past November, I was being prepped for open-heart surgery.Over my career I have worked...

Investing in our public schools

The recent conversation around investing in Rhode Island’s schools has largely been focused on school infrastructure and how the state will afford these needed...

Cities need more workers, not jobs

A funny thing happened after Amazon invited cities to compete for its second North American headquarters. Somehow other corporations got the idea that they...
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