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Don’t bank on UnitedHealth’s profitable present

UnitedHealthGroup Inc. is doing great. America’s largest health insurer released first-quarter results April 16 that beat analysts’ expectations, and it raised full-year earnings guidance....

Expand access to early-childhood education

To the Editor:While I was pleased to see that the number of kids in Rhode Island who are living in poverty has gone down,...

Can Providence be a two-paper town?

The Boston Globe is not messing around. It has launched the backbone of a Rhode Island newsroom and created a buzz among business and...
PRIMARY INVESTMENT: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has made investments in people, such as through the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, a signature of her administration. Above, Megan Cortesi and Jeremy Demers learn how industrial systems handle liquids at the Westerly Education Center.
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As always, it’s all about people when it comes to the...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo understands that the best and most long-lasting investment is in people. From the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, to Rhode...

Ruggerio plan a jump-start to progress?

What to do when local concerns stand in the way of a bigger picture?Such is the case of Hope Point tower, which is expected...

Health care answers slow in coming

Since many employers pay for health care for their workers, the ever-increasing costs of that fringe benefit are putting the squeeze on and have...
PILING ON: Proposed legislation could add significantly to municipal debt, which three years ago stood at $5.6 billion and has only gone up since then.

Proposed firefighter overtime rules should be a nonstarter

Rhode Island ranks as the highest-spending state in the nation in terms of fire protection, according to the most recent Rhode Island Public Expenditure...

State immigration compacts good for business

The immigration stalemate in Washington is more than a decade old. Before President Barack Obama tried and failed to push reform through Congress, President...

Why I (still) work here

Every month, my organization picks one of our 26,000 outstanding or just plain interesting employees to profile in our internal newsletter. I took pride...

Teachers need community’s help

As a society, we cannot underestimate the impact of teachers on all of our lives.Every day, teachers are shaping our future. But are we...
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