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Upgrade transit, yes, but mind the cost

Some Providence workers jokingly refer to the morning and afternoon congestion as a “rush minute,” since it doesn’t compare with the mind-bending, hours-long commutes...

Taking care of personal business at work

A recent survey reports that employees spend an average of three hours a week on personal tasks. How much time do you think your employees...
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Editorial Cartoon: Crazy to Work Here

A man in a suit stands in front of a mirror, whistling as he ties his tie, while a cat and a dog look...
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Editorial Cartoon: ‘Greenspan in Retirement …’

"Greenspan in Retirement: Exhuberant as Ever ..." Former Fed chief Alan Greenspan sits on the porch, in a rocking chair, watching a small child (Financial...

Banks deserve ink for job-creation loans

Citizens Bank and Sovereign Bank are to be commended for the low-interest business loan programs they both introduced in 2005 to help New England...

Corporate Outings: What do you prefer?

How often does your company sponsor off-site recreational and/or social activities for employees? More than once a month – 2.8 percent Several times a year –...
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Editorial Cartoon: Crazy to Work Here

"Spineless Media, Inc., News Department: Gov't-produced propaganda presented as legit news; pro-big biz puff pieces; warm-fuzzy pablum and celebrities; everything else (watch those fingers!)."

Tougher DEM fines make a lot of sense

If the R.I. Department of Environmental Management has its way this year, the penalties for serious environmental and hazardous-waste violations – and for failing...
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Behavioral health parity<br> helps patients, saves costs

There is considerable discussion these days about the factors that drive up health care costs. But there is one factor that contributes only modestly,...

Viral marketing doesn’t have to be a PR disaster

There is an old adage that any publicity is good publicity. Recent events in Boston, however, have tested the limits of that notion. First there...

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