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Identity theft is a difficult crime to combat

The nonprofit Identity Theft Resource Center defines identity theft as “a crime in which an impostor obtains key pieces of personal identifying information such...
RIPEC HEAD SIMMONS commends Gov. Donald L. Carcieri for constructing a task force to review the state’s tax structure. /

State budget ‘good first step’ in controlling spending

John C. Simmons joined the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council (RIPEC) in January. He quickly jumped into the months-long debate over ways to fix...

Business on the Web

Does your company maintain its Web presence in-house or is it handled by an outside tech company or individual?&#8226 In-house – 58.8%&#8226 An...

Is contract labor the best option?

Dear Dan: We lost a couple of employees recently, but I’m reluctant to hire full time with the economy looking so bad. Is...
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Momentum is building for ‘green’ construction

As energy prices rise, increasing numbers of business owners, their architects and contractors are considering “green construction.” Also called “sustainable building,” green construction maximizes...

Life lessons on the back nine

With more than 27 million golfers in the United States alone, it’s no wonder that golf for business purposes is a hole-in-one opportunity. Whether...

Google can work magic for business

Dear Dan: Are the business services and online applications offered by Google worth checking out? Dear Exploring: Google Apps, as they are known, are...
 / By Brad Veley / www.BradVeley.com

Editorial Cartoon: Downsizing Ahead

A man is depicted driving off a cliff, as he passes a sign which reads, “Infrastructure Downsizing Ahead.”

Are you a rock star, or just a band member?

When you hear a boss talk about their BEST salesperson, they often refer to him or her as a “rock star.” It’s the highest...

High oil prices ensure there won’t be shortages

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters’ threat to nationalize the oil companies, whose executives didn’t grovel before her sufficiently, would be downright funny if it were...
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