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Infosys arrives full of optimism

Providence got a glimpse of a potential future recently, with the official opening of Infosys Ltd.’s Providence Design and Innovation Center. Attended by a full...

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...

There’s nothing wrong with stronger banks

Must a safer banking system inevitably be less dynamic? Judging from the experience of the U.S. and Europe since the 2008 financial crisis, not...

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...
MONEY MATTERS: From left, Andy Posner, founder and CEO of the Capital Good Fund, and loan officers Roxana Mercado and Ellie Parada discuss strategies for helping clients navigate debt and personal finance at the company’s office in Providence.  
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Commitment to one another binds a community together

So far, February has been a good month for social equity. The Capital Good Fund, a federally certified community-development financial institution, lends to underserved populations...

Health compact deal is good first step for R.I.

With the signing of the Compact to Reduce the Growth of Health Care Costs and State Health Care Spending in Rhode Island, 13 insurers,...

Zoning reform alone won’t make housing affordable

During the past few years, it has become clear that housing affordability is a major challenge facing the U.S. Rent is consuming an increasing...

Sports betting is legal. Watch out.

Since ancient Rome, gambling on athletic events has been a fun, popular and hugely ill-advised pastime. Now states across the U.S. are racing to...
TAXATION NEEDS REPRESENTATION: A proposal in Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s fiscal 2020 budget forces communities and the nontaxable nonprofits located in them to come to new arrangements to aid municipal governments. 
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Forcing nonprofits to pay taxes not a solution to budget issues

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s budget proposal includes a provision that would allow communities to levy taxes on nonprofit hospitals and colleges, potentially voiding many...

Boston rents boost Providence’s appeal

Renowned for its prestigious universities, historical significance and sports fanaticism, Boston seemingly has something to offer everyone – except maybe a place to live....
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