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NBC rates grow, yield good outcome

Now on the third and final phase of the nearly $1.4 billion Combined Sewer Overflow project, the Narragansett Bay Commission has continued to increase...
AHEAD OF THE GAME: With enrollments so far ahead of last year’s pace, HealthSource RI is not seeing much effect from the federal government’s removal of the penalty for not having health insurance.

HealthSource’s success positive for R.I.’s health in many ways

In many ways, Rhode Island is an outlier. But in one case, at least, the Ocean State stands out in a way that places...

Taking ownership of public education

Rhode Island needs a well-educated workforce to strengthen small businesses, the backbone of our economy. We need a strong, stable public education system to...

PT an alternative to opioids

The 16th-century philosopher Francis Bacon once observed that on many occasions, “The remedy is worse than the disease.” And this would seem to be...
MAKING A PLAN: The R.I. Division of Statewide Planning is leading a project to support small businesses’ ability to survive extreme weather events. Above, a machine clears sand off Atlantic Avenue in Westerly after the remnants of Hurricane Sandy battered Rhode Island’s coast in 2012. / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

State resiliency project example of smart planning for business

Rhode Island’s vulnerability to the effects of climate change are well-documented.And now comes more evidence that we should be concerned: The Global Carbon Project...

Diversity, inclusion a business imperative that yields results

As human capital becomes the most important asset an enterprise can deploy, it makes sense to find ways to maximize its effectiveness.That is the...
COMMUNITY BASED: Bank of America may have nearly $2.3 trillion in assets, but as CEO Brian Moynihan points out, the bank’s health depends on the health of the many communities it operates in. 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Big banking can succeed by helping communities meet needs

When Bank of America Corp. CEO Brian Moynihan says, “If the community is strong, we’re strong,” he is doing more than parroting the famous...

Clock ticking on CVS-Aetna benefits

Nothing like setting a high bar for yourself.In a statement released upon the closing of the more than $70 billion CVS Health Corp.-Aetna Inc....

U.S. poorer than it thinks

What does it mean to be poor? Currently there are two basic ways to define poverty. To get a better measure of who needs...

Workers trapped by noncompetes

Why have wages been so slow to rise at a time when demand for workers has pushed the U.S. unemployment rate to its lowest...
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