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Hope for health systems’ merger

As a Rhode Islander who cares about improving access to cutting-edge cancer treatment in my state, I am optimistic about the potential merger of...

U.S. manufacturing holding its own

Everybody knows that there are fewer manufacturing jobs in the U.S. than there used to be. To be precise, there are 7 million fewer...

Paying for right care, at right time

Would it surprise you to know that Rhode Islanders are not taking advantage of an effective tool in making health care costs more manageable?Most...

Universities can make cities great

When thinking about how to revive economically lagging regions, especially in the Rust Belt, I often talk about the importance of universities. Big, high-quality...

Prescription drug costs a crime

President Donald Trump has complained that U.S. drug companies are “getting away with murder.” For once the hyperbole is forgivable: It suggests he takes...

Still no good way to let a big bank fail

Once upon a time, President Donald Trump vowed to “do a very major haircut” on the Dodd-Frank Act. After a lengthy review, his officials...

How low will retail go?

It’s hard to find anyone optimistic about the future of conventional retail as internet giants such as Amazon continue to accumulate customers. But where’s...

Reform, not undermine, fair-lending law

More than 40 years ago, Congress adopted the Community Reinvestment Act to ensure that banks would serve everyone in the areas where they do...

Family leave that pays for itself

Proposals to have the federal government help new parents take paid leave from their employment have generally come with serious disadvantages.If the government makes...

Cabo Verde is open for business

Cabo Verde was recently named one of the best places to visit in 2018. With its unique culture, diverse islands and beaches, the nation...
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