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High inventory and low rates make it the time to buy

The bubble has burst! Foreclosures are at an all-time high! Sub-prime lenders scandal! There has been no shortage of sensational headlines on the state...

Common-sense organ reform

Welcome to the global market of commodities. Think corn, computers, cars … and organs. Scan “transplant tourism” under Google to see the possibilities. One...
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Metrics can help cut workers’ comp costs

How do we keep score in workers’ compensation? Typically insurance carriers provide data such as total number of claim dollars spent in a given...
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Editorial Cartoon: Nestlé acquires Gerber

By J. Spencer, Philadelphia Business Journal A baby or toddler sits in a highchair. On the chair's tray is a small jar that says...
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Editorial Cartoon: Crazy to Work Here

By Brad Veley / www.bradveley.com Papers flutter to the floor as a terrified worker in a shirt and tie stands in front of his...

The cost of insurance for R.I. businesses

This week's poll asked local business leaders how they feel about the cost of insurance for Rhode Island businesses and how it affects their...
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Most Americans expect recession in the next year

Most Americans expect a recession within a year and disapprove of President George W. Bush’s handling of the economy even though the unemployment rate...
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Let them eat cake – in bite-sized portions

According to a recent survey of more than 1,000 chefs across the country, the hottest trend in food for 2007 is desserts. But don’t...
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Don’t fall into the tech abyss

Remember HAL 9000, the computer from “2001: A Space Odyssey”? Initially, HAL seems like our best hope for technology – helpful and courteous, taking...
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Editorial Cartoon: ‘2007: A Myspace Odyssey’

By J. Spencer, Philadelphia Business Journal In a scene reminiscent of "2001: A Space Odyssey," a circle of dancing hominds pays homage to a tall,...
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