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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 –...
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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!)."
JAMES E. PURCELL /

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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Editorial Cartoon: Crazy to Work Here

Conglomo Corp. market strategy: "Following the government's lead, I recommend we approve the use of torture and wire-tapping to obtain vital product satisfaction data...

A risky but popular shortcut in the battle on obesity

Take this quiz. Imagine you are obese. For a chunk of the population, that is not much of a stretch. Your physician has warned you...

Older workers needed for New England’s prosperity

As the baby boom generation enters retirement age, New England employers will become increasingly dependent on older workers – those aged 55 and above...
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You shouldn’t underestimate the power of observation

One of the qualities of successful people in all walks of life is keen observation of their surroundings. They notice things about people, human...

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