Op-Ed

Health literacy challenge met, slowly, by R.I. project

Perhaps you’ve heard the story about the 66-year-old Pennsylvania woman who, whenever she visited her doctor’s office, would tell the office assistant that she’d...
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Editorial Cartoon: Rx for Merck

A doctor - a balding man with a beard and mustache, wearing a white shirt, bow tie and tweedy trousers under his white coat...
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Editorial Cartoon: Sacred Cow meets Crazy Cow

Sacred Cow meets Cash CowA cow in a business suit, white shirt, striped tie and glasses sits behind the desk in an office with...

What matters most for you as a leader?

Providence Business News asks 70 local executives about their top concerns as business leaders, and how their companies address them.What are your ...
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It’s time for Rhode Island to take bold action.

We live in cynical times. We believe principle is rarely part of the process in politics. We question the sincerity of our elected leaders;...
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OSHA, Democrats and the killer-popcorn rule

There seems to be more than a kernel of truth in findings that a chemical in the buttery flavoring that coats microwave popcorn can...

Divesting adjusts R.I.’s risk sends message in Darfur

As the general treasurer of Rhode Island, I manage Rhode Island’s pension fund, which encompasses the pension systems of state employees, teachers and many...

Storage facilities provide irreplaceable energy source

In the early 1980s, storage capacity for petroleum-based products in Rhode Island was 350 million gallons. During the ’80s and right into the late...

The major issues deserve solutions, in R.I. and the U.S.

It is no secret that special interests dominate the state’s politics. It allows them to influence how, from whom and in what amounts tax...

This merger should deliver real health care reform

The Rhode Island Business Group on Health recently sponsored a “summit” conference on a variety of health-related topics expected to be of interest to...
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