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Editorial Cartoon: What’s the Matter?

Beneath a headline that says "Our Universe:" is a chart showing a tiny white ball at upper left, on a black background. That ball...
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Editorial Cartoon: Holiday shopping crisis

At right is a house, toppled nearly upside down, its roof bearing the words "Housing Crisis."Behind the house are a pair of big, bulging...
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Corporate leaders need to lead more on budget debate

The public discussion regarding the expected Rhode Island budget deficit of $450 million, while characterized by finger pointing and partisan-driven solutions from every quarter,...
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A great speech can still flop

Some years ago, IBM hired me to speak to a thousand of its sales and marketing people. When I took the podium the audience...

Sub-prime rescue plan has look of a real nightmare

If you’re like me, you’ve spent the last few days sorting through the sketchy outline of the U.S. Treasury’s sub-prime rescue plan and mulling...

Donations: Where, when and why?

Providence Business News asks local executives about their companies’ approach to philanthropy, both year-round and during the holiday season.To which types...
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Editorial Cartoon: Squeezed a little thin

The scene is a doctor's examining room, which contains an examining table and a spotlight and has a diploma on the wall.A spotlight shines...
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Editorial Cartoon: Retail little piggies

Five little piggies, with assorted outfits and hairstyles, go shopping for holiday gifts. All but one look ready to cry."This little piggy went to...

In new credit climate, new strategies are needed

The summer of 2007 marked a pronounced shift in the credit markets. Leaving aside any discussion of the myriad factors driving this change, the...
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Mother really does know best

I had the great honor several months ago of being inducted into my high-school hall of fame at St. Paul Central in St. Paul,...
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