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Business Best-Sellers Aug. 17, 2018

Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer by William Knoedelseder. Knoedelseder, a journalist, tells the saga of the...
THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS Sentiment index rose 0.7 point to 107.9 in July, the highest since the record 108 reading in 1983, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE KEITH

Are you feeling more optimistic about your business prospects today than...

The most recent survey of small-business owners by the National Federation of Independent Business indicated in July that optimism has almost reached an all-time...

Five Questions With: Geoffrey Poirier

Geoffrey Poirier, the energy manager for Ocean State Job Lot, is overseeing the conversion of lighting in its 131 retail locations to LED-based systems....

Five Questions With: Darren Bathgate

Darren Bathgate is a technical architect at Kenzan, a software engineering and professional services company in Pawtucket. With a master’s degree in information technology...
KRISTYN M. GLENNON was hired last spring as vice president, Banking Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering officer at BayCoast Bank in Swansea. / COURTESY BAYCOAST BANK

Five questions with: Kristyn M. Glennon

Kristyn M. Glennon is the vice president, Banking Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering officer at BayCoast Bank, a community bank headquartered in Swansea and serving southeastern...

Five Questions With: Mitch Weintraub

Mitch Weintraub, a Burrillville native, graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in environmental science and has...

Five Questions With: Eric Rosen

Eric Rosen may have graduated from Brown University in the spring, but his tenure with the Ivy League school is not over. Rosen, who...
Using big-data analysis, for more than two decades XBInsight Inc. has helped many Fortune 1000 companies in 41 industries around the world develop employees, create high-performing teams, hire the best talent, integrate workforces, plan for succession and more. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

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Kathi Graham-Leviss | XBInsight Inc. founder and presidentI don’t think that there was ever a time in my life where I wasn’t described as...

Healthiest Employers see rewards in many ways

Companies interested in effectively helping employees lead healthier lives are taking a more active role, oftentimes by making wellness programs more convenient. That is...
OF DEBT AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Rhode Island ranked next to the bottom of a list of the states with the highest average student-loan debt for Class of 2017 graduates, presenting a significant impediment to the state’s economic future. 
 / COURTESY LENDEDU

High student debt is impediment to R.I.’s future economic health

The latest student-debt rankings put Rhode Island near the top – and not in a good way.According to LendEDU, an online student lending tool,...
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