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PRETTY ­PICTURE? Are state-sponsored efforts enough to keep the growth of Rhode Island’s tourism industry on an upward trajectory? 
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Direction of tourism marketing still unanswered question for R.I.

In 2002, Providence Business News published an opinion piece that called for cooperation among the various visitor attractions in the Ocean State, something that...

Sometimes ‘No’ is the right word

Thanks to the Boston Globe, Rhode Island knows that TriMark, the nation’s largest restaurant supply company, has decided not to move its headquarters to...

Stop posturing on immigration

America’s immigration policies are broken, and there’s little sign in Washington of a bipartisan desire to fix them. President Donald Trump rages on about...

Congress must pass USMCA

While the U.S. economy continues to show steady signs of growth, there is considerable concern in the business community about current U.S. trade policies...
STILL A NO-GO: Despite Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s exhortation to make a deal that would create a full-service, local health care system, the players – Lifespan, Care New England and Brown University – have been unable to reach an agreement.
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Third time no charm for talks to merge Lifespan and CNE

And so the beat goes on. Lifespan Inc. and Care New England Health System have once again ended talks to merge the two hospital systems,...

A reckoning for opioid supply chain

According to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration numbers examined by the Washington Post, nearly 100,000 people died in the United States from opioid addiction or...

NAFTA alternative a bad deal

President Donald Trump claims he has “tremendous Democrat support” in the House for the accord he signed last year with Mexico and Canada to...
Stefan Pryor

R.I. leader in energy economy

In 1901, a gusher erupted from the Spindletop oil field near Beaumont, Texas. The sight of oil gushing out of the ground captured the...
RATINGS REDUX: Another two business-climate rankings have given Rhode Island failing grades. Should they be taken seriously?
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Business rankings should be taken with salt, but not ignored

Talk about taking it on the chin. In two national surveys published since the beginning of July, Rhode Island ranked last in the nation in...

Want a job? Cybersecurity is the ticket

The success of the Real Jobs Rhode Island program is predicated on the idea that workforce development should be driven by the needs of...
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