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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...
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...
THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING is looking for potential employer partners for its Real Jobs Rhode Island workforce development program.

DLT seeking Real Jobs R.I. partners

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Labor and Training is seeking employer partners for the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, the department announced Monday...

Correctional officer overtime fuels spike in state workers making $100K or...

PROVIDENCE – The number of state workers who made $100,000 or more increased 21 percent over three years, to 2,336 in 2018 from 1,936...
Since establishing Case Snow Management in 2009, Jason Case has led the company through a decade of growth, earning recognitions on PBN’s 2015, 2016 and 2018 Fastest Growing Companies lists.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Growth requires a strong foundation, starting with people

Jason Case | Case Snow Management Inc. president and CEOAs a snow-management company, there are countless critical elements to our operation – from an...
THE NONSEASONALLY adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence metro area declined 0.4 percentage points year over year to 3.7 percent in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES

Providence metro unemployment rate in Dec. declines to 3.7%

PROVIDENCE – The nonseasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 3.7 percent in December, a 0.4 percentage-point decline year over...
TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION agents work at a check point inside O'Hare International Airport in Chicago recently. With screeners calling in sick in larger-than-normal numbers, U.S. airports have been experiencing disruptions. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

U.S. airport screener absences triple as shutdown continues

WASHINGTON – The number of U.S. airport screeners who took unscheduled absences rose to 10 percent on Sunday, more than triple that of a...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, Jan. 14, 2019

The business of educating teachers is shrinking in R.I.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss...
Before starting his tenure as CEO of the Rhode Island Association of Realtors and the State-Wide MLS in January 2015, Philip Tedesco served as CEO of three other Realtor associations in the West. In addition, he has served in leadership positions with other residential and commercial real estate organizations. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Servant leadership a formula for full staff engagement

Philip B. Tedesco | Rhode Island Association of Realtors, State-Wide MLS CEO and Realtor Foundation: Rhode Island executive directorSuccess has 1,000 fathers and failure...

Teacher education needed

The ongoing retirements of baby boomer teachers in the state’s K-12 education system require new teachers to take their places. It’s simple math really.But...
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