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Historic tax-credit solution equitable

Everyone understands that closing the state’s huge budget deficit means making very unpleasant choices. So it was with the passage of the bill last...
‘The firm has successfully managed investments
for many local families for the last four to five generations.’ /

New partner named at Brown, Lisle/Cummings

Scott Lisle has been named partner at Brown, Lisle / Cummings Inc. Lisle, a fourth-generation family member, has more than 15 years experience in...

Service strategy builds sustainable business

How can you dramatically and cost effectively position your organization to create a dominant brand in the market? It’s a question that can be...
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Editorial Cartoon: Wanted, “Big Oil”

Pictured is an old time wanted poster that reads: “WANTED: 'Big Oil,' for crimes committed against the hard-working citizens of Rhode Island. Warning: This...
JACK R. WARNER, state commissioner of higher education, says that Rhode Island is working to grow
college enrollment. /

Merging colleges robs them of their unique identities

This is the fifth in a series of Newsmaker interviews with business-community leaders focusing on the state budget and the economy.As Rhode Island commissioner...
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10 ways to ease pain at the gas pump

Dear Dan: Two years ago when gasoline prices took off, we coped by cutting back and dealing with the pain. Now things are even...
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Export-control reform has begun, but more to be done

On Jan. 22, President George W. Bush signed a package of U.S. export-reform directives aimed at achieving an appropriate balance between two critical objectives...

Early-retirement offers are not for everyone

The recent announcement by Delta Airlines that early-buyout packages will be offered to about half of its nearly 60,000 workers is the latest salvo...
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Editorial Cartoon: Shortcut to Savings?

A group of people are pictured at a board meeting. Two people are holding up a large pad which reads, “We take shortcuts to...

Revaluation only adds to the unfairness of taxes

North Providence Mayor Charles Lombardi seems to have done the impossible. He has presented the Town Council a budget increase of 0.0087 percent, essentially...
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