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Legal ‘gray area’ surrounds CBD-infused food and beverages

2018 was a busy year for the cannabis industry in the Northeast. Vermont legalized recreational marijuana, while Massachusetts saw the opening of its first...

How to mess up a company’s sales

Thousands of salespeople work in conditions that are stacked against their success. Even though it’s 2019, the belief persists that “nothing happens until someone...
A BULLY PULPIT? Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has taken an active role in trying to get Lifespan and Care New England to complete a merger they have tried twice before, spending political capital that she has seemed reluctant to do in the past.
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DAVE HANSEN

A more muscular Raimondo is a good thing for Rhode Island

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has stepped in and told Rhode Island’s two health care systems – Lifespan Corp. and Care New England Health System...

Families need plan to protect, grow wealth

The biggest threat to a family losing its wealth over generations may be internal. Fights over succession planning or individual investment decisions can pull...

Puglisi named new general manager of The Vanderbilt

MASSIMILIANO PUGLISI was recently named the new general manager of The Vanderbilt mansion hotel in Newport. Puglisi, a native of Italy, has worked in...
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Five Questions With June Speakman

Rep. June Speakman | Democrat, Bristol1. You decided to seek office while working at Roger Williams University. How did that affect you as a...

Let go of old grudges

While visiting with a friend over coffee one morning, a young woman complained, “Every time my husband and I get into an argument, he...

URI needs own board of trustees

There is no question, the University of Rhode Island is not like the Community College of Rhode Island, nor even Rhode Island College. Yet...

Don’t declare war on big tech companies

Across the federal government, the knives are officially out for big technology companies. Avoiding a bloodbath should be a priority.The House Judiciary Committee is...
UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND President David M. Dooley appeared before the House Finance Committee Monday in support of legislation that would create a URI board of trustees. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Do you think that the University of Rhode Island should have...

University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley went before the General Assembly recently to argue that URI needs an independent board of trustees...
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