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Competition coming for ‘compassion centers’

The House Finance Committee recently rejected Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s proposal to allow recreational marijuana sales to adults by licensed outlets. But it did...
Starting with the creation of Astle Engineering as a college sophomore, Richard Astle took on bigger challenges as he progressed through corporate ranks, culminating in his founding NeQter Labs LLC in February 2018. 
It supplies cybersecurity services, among other things, to local small businesses in the defense industry. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Establishing a strong culture makes success more likely

Richard Astle | NeQter Labs LLC founder and CEOCompany culture, especially in a startup, can be more important than pure experience. It helps ensure...

Cities need scooter data

The great scooter schism was perhaps inevitable. Electric scooters – the latest tech-mobility trend – do more than move people from place to place....
SPENDING PRIORITIES: Yet again, the General Assembly seems to reject Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s programs designed to grow Rhode Island’s economy, in this case through improved worker-training ­programs.
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Yet again, GA chooses spending over investment in R.I.’s future

It is clear what vision of Rhode Island the General Assembly has.Rather than slowing down the elimination of the state’s car tax, the fiscal...

Reaching west remains a good plan

More than 11 years ago, Providence Business News published an Op-Ed piece written by Joseph R. Paolino Jr. and Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci Jr.,...

Opportunity zones: The last great neoliberal experiment

The opportunity zones created by the federal tax reform of 2017 have all been set up, and the money has started to flow. When...

Bank stress tests are too easy

Stress tests for the country’s largest banks have never been as tough as they need to be. For one, they don’t capture important second-round...

R.I. has second-highest spending per capita on lottery in 2017

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Islanders spent $502.01 on the lottery per capita in 2017, the second-highest amount in the nation only to Massachusetts, according to...

OER recognizes state agencies for energy efficiency achievements

PROVIDENCE – Twenty-five state government and quasi-public agencies, municipalities and state colleges were recognized during the third annual Lead By Example Clean Energy Awards...

DEM orders unapproved Coventry solar project to ‘cease and desist’ work

COVENTRY – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management’s Department of Planning & Development has issued a cease-and-desist order to an unauthorized solar installation off...
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