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Seeing future a difficult feat in good times, much less now

The latest installment of Providence Business News’ biannual Business Survey, like all its predecessors, gives readers a lot to chew on. First, the survey unequivocally...

U.S. can take on a lot more debt

For many years, respected macroeconomists scolded countries that failed to reduce their debt levels. The International Monetary Fund, whose job it is to lend...
EXPANDING BUSINESS: Anna Soares is the owner and president of Perfectly Planned, a wedding and corporate-event-planning business in Somerset. She said the business will expand into guided group tours this year.
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She takes the worry out of planning

Anna Soares likes to mind the little things and watch it all come together at the end. As owner and president of Somerset-based Perfectly Planned...
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: Mari Anne Snow is the president and founder of Sophaya. The company provides leadership training for executives and companies that have remote employees.  
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Sophaya training remote workers

Any number of companies can help a small or large business with technology needs. But a business that helps them manage the employees working...

One-size layoff doesn’t fit all

The proposed merger between SunTrust and BB&T makes sense for both firms – which is why Wall Street sent both stocks higher on Feb....
AN AERIAL VIEW shows more than 9,000 solar panels clustered to form the A Street solar energy farm, located at a former landfill in Johnston. The facility will be used to generate power for Johnston and Providence. / COURTESY SOUTHERN SKY RENEWABLE ENERGY RI

Have the tariffs on imported solar panels been worth it?

When the Trump administration put tariffs on imported solar panels (mainly from China), the solar power industry expected that it would suffer as a...

Infosys launches Design and Innovation Center, announces partnership with CCRI

PROVIDENCE – Infosys Ltd. launched its 25,000-square-foot Providence Design and Innovation Center at 75 Fountain St. on Feb. 12. Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s office said...

R.I. mortgage delinquency declines in Nov.

PROVIDENCE – The November 30-day-or-more mortgage-delinquency rate in Rhode Island was 4.7 percent, a 0.8 percentage-point decline year over year, CoreLogic said on Feb....

Forbes: Citizens, FM Global, Hasbro named Best Employers for Diversity in...

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island-based companies have been named to the Forbes Best Employers for Diversity 2019 list. Citizens Financial Group Inc. in Providence was...

Commission, DEM agree on construction schedule for sewer-overflow tunnel

PROVIDENCE – The Narragansett Bay Commission has reached an agreement with the R.I. Department of Environmental Management to start construction of a tunnel under...
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