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A BETTER WAY: Capital Good Fund founder and CEO Andy Posner, left, discusses strategies to help clients understand and deal with personal finance issues with loan officers Ellie Parada, center, and Roxana ­Mercado. 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Capital Good Fund finds success helping those who need it most

A decade ago, a Brown University graduate student hatched an idea to help Rhode Islanders with low incomes deal with the difficult financial realities...

Disruption hurts but is good for R.I.

While you may not be familiar with Joseph Schumpeter, we all are familiar with the economic forces he recognized and gave a name to.“Creative...

Opportunity Zones can’t be just another loophole

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said he expects investments in “Opportunity Zones” to top $100 billion eventually. He’s referring to an initiative – part...

Work with employees caring for seniors

According to the MetLife Caregiver study, businesses across the United States lose between $17.1 billion and $34.2 billion every year due to absenteeism, lack...

Bay State does what Ocean State should

Two recent exhortations to improve K-12 education in Rhode Island have landed on much the same conclusion. The state needs to step up and...

Quonset port poised for more growth in 2019

Quonset is the leading engine of economic development in Rhode Island and home to more than 200 companies and nearly 12,000 full- and part-time...

Get opportunity zones right

A new government incentive to encourage private investment where it is most needed presents tremendous potential in Rhode Island.The incentive comes in the form...
SPINNING NOWHERE? The Block Island Wind Farm may have been the first offshore energy project to start operations in the United States, but the benefits that it promised Rhode Island have yet to materialize. 
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Is R.I. going to see the promise of wind energy blow...

The Block Island Wind Farm is a rightful point of pride for Rhode Island. The first offshore wind-energy project installed and doing what it...
ZOMBIE LEGISLATION: Despite being rejected two years ago by the General Assembly, the city has again proposed monetizing the water it owns to help it pay down long-term obligations to employees. 
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Elorza money-for-water pension fix should sink

Some ideas won’t die, no matter how bad they are.Two years ago Mayor Jorge O. Elorza floated a plan to create a new state-supported...

Cheaper college better than free

One of independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ tentpole ideas as a presidential candidate is the promise of a free college education for all Americans....
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