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Friday, September 21, 2018


R.I.’s vulnerable youth don’t stop needing help at 18

As a former foster youth, a Babson College MBA graduate and assistant director at the Rhode Island Foster Parents Association, I am deeply...

Taking care of personal business at work

A recent survey reports that employees spend an average of three hours a week on personal tasks.How much time do you think your employees...

Editorial Cartoon: Crazy to Work Here

A man in a suit stands in front of a mirror, whistling as he ties his tie, while a cat and a dog look...

Editorial Cartoon: ‘Greenspan in Retirement …’

"Greenspan in Retirement: Exhuberant as Ever ..." Former Fed chief Alan Greenspan sits on the porch, in a rocking chair, watching a small child (Financial...

Corporate Outings: What do you prefer?

How often does your company sponsor off-site recreational and/or social activities for employees?More than once a month – 2.8 percent Several times a year –...

Editorial Cartoon: Crazy to Work Here

"Spineless Media, Inc., News Department: Gov't-produced propaganda presented as legit news; pro-big biz puff pieces; warm-fuzzy pablum and celebrities; everything else (watch those fingers!)."

Behavioral health parity<br> helps patients, saves costs

There is considerable discussion these days about the factors that drive up health care costs. But there is one factor that contributes only modestly,...

Viral marketing doesn’t have to be a PR disaster

There is an old adage that any publicity is good publicity. Recent events in Boston, however, have tested the limits of that notion. First there...

Revaluations can raise and lower homeowners’ tax rates

It's that time again. The new assessments are starting to arrive at homes in 18 Rhode Island towns that were revalued in 2006 (Burrillville,...

It’s time to act to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The discussion is no longer confined to warrens of liberal thought. Scientists are all singing the same tune about climate change – it is...
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