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Energy’s future looking sunny

The newly published 2019 U.S. Energy & Employment Report reveals that the fuels and electrical-power-generation sectors employ nearly 2 million people. It’s a wealth...

America’s got talent, not just in the Ivies

It’s a powerful myth that our college admissions process has superhuman predictive powers. If you make the cut, you’re the talented 1 percent; miss...
BLAST FROM THE PAST: Former Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Deborah A. Gist was greeted as a change agent before she left the position after six years on the job, many of them under fire from entrenched interests in the state’s education ­community.
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The more things change, the more they remain the same

“I have been greatly impressed by energy and passion for reforming and improving education,” said the state Board of Regents chairman.“She is a...

Service workers will inherit city

Over the past generation, high-cost cities such as New York and San Francisco have been transformed by rising inequality and high housing costs in...

Streets aren’t made for pedestrians

Pedestrian deaths are on the rise in this country. The Governors Highway Safety Association estimated, based on data from the first half of the...

There is still value in the liberal arts

Infosys President Ravi Kumar delivered a double-shot of good news recently.First off, the company has created 100 of its planned 500 workers at the...
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. 
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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...
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