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Employee use of office technology

Most companies have policies that define appropriate employee use of their systems. But the holidays can put a strain on those controls, as family...
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Editorial Cartoon: Housing-market makeover

Beneath a headline that reads "Extreme Makeover: Housing Market Edition" stretches a McMansion, bearing the label "before" and beneath it, a mobile home, bearing...
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Editorial Cartoon: Action-ification

A man in business attire - a blue suit, white shirt and striped tie - sits at a desk examining a memo. To his...

R.I. must find own path in order to reform health care

As the health care reform discussion advances on many fronts in Rhode Island, there is increasing focus on the program in place to the...
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FCC must change network rules to spur investment

Tomorrow’s technology is available today in Rhode Island. Fiber-optic services like ultra-fast broadband and high-definition TV are already available to many Rhode Islanders, and...
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Buffett would be crazy to stay out of this mess

Here in the depths of the biggest crisis the municipal bond market has known since the Great Depression, it’s business as usual. Will the credit...
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New England cohesion helps region’s political goals

Last month, 17 members of the New England congressional delegation came together for a morning at Suffolk University Law School hosted by the New...
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Corporate R&D needs to tap into academic expertise

This country’s leadership in new product and service development is in jeopardy. Competitive cost-cutting has forced the elimination of all but the shortest-term research...

How much do you use public relations experts?

Providence Business News asks local executives about their companies’ public relations strategies and whether they rely on in-house staff or an external PR firm....
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Rhode Island at a challenging economic crossroads

The starting point for Rhode Island’s economic challenges in 2008 will be to reduce the state’s budget deficit and create jobs. Gov. Donald L....
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