Editorial and Op-Ed

Making and building a more robust future for Rhode Island

For PBN subscribers, this week’s issue offers the initial publication of “A guide to Stuff made and built in Rhode Island.”The project was designed...

What ifs will not help Pawtucket

What might have been. That is a phrase that Pawtucket could be repeating over and over in the coming years as it looks to...

Americans souring on economy

As Americans become more negative about the state of their society, a number of people have tried to cheer them up by reminding them...

Make tech companies earn trust

We all agree, they said. Please make more rules for us, they said. Give more money to our regulators, they said. When an assemblage...
MAKING IT HAPPEN: Rhode Island companies with great ideas and superb execution make up the winners in PBN’s Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies program.

Entrepreneurial success is not easy to pigeonhole or manage

This week’s edition of PBN includes the annual Fastest Growing & Innovative Companies special section, including profiles of 33 companies that were recognized for...

U.S. choosing slow economic growth

It worked in the 1990s: The U.S. economy continued to grow strongly for several years even after it showed signs of capacity constraints and...

R.I. loses as Norwegian pares back

Edinburgh, Belfast, we hardly knew ye.Not even a year-and-a-half since inaugurating service between T.F. Green Airport and Edinburgh, Scotland, and Belfast, Northern Ireland, Norwegian...

When pot smoke clears, who profits?

Investors may be betting on marijuana in all the wrong places.Enthusiasm for pot stocks reached a fever pitch recently when investors piled into British...
A FRESH BREEZE SHOULD BLOW: Meetings of the New England Power Pool, a regional energy trade association, should be open to the public, since energy policy is being developed there at the request of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Pictured is the Block Island Wind Farm. 
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Regional power group should open its meetings to the public

Under normal circumstances, industry associations are private organizations, and as such, their gatherings do not fall under standard public-meeting access rules. But not all...

Are your health care dollars wasted?

The 2019 health plan open-enrollment season is kicking off for many Rhode Island employers. Each year the rising cost of health care takes its...
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