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THE PROVIDENCE-WARWICK-FALL RIVER metropolitan area ranked No. 49 in among the largest 100 metro areas in the nation for the percentage of older millennials, ages 25 to 34, who are college graduates. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL OKONIEWSKI

Report: Providence metro ranks No. 49 for older millennial college graduates

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked No. 49 among the largest metropolitan areas in the nation for percentage of millennials age 25-34,...
PROVIDENCE RANKED NO. 3 for cities with the highest income inequality in a study of the largest metropolitan areas in the country and the most-populous cities in those areas. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Report: Providence ranks poorly for income inequality

PROVIDENCE – In 2016, Providence ranked No. 3 for highest income inequality among the most populous cities in the largest 100 metropolitan areas in...

RIF ‘investment’ in state grows

The Rhode Island Foundation in recent years has increasingly taken a more active role as a community convener, planner and funder. That evolution, as...

Follow England’s example on college tuition

Free college sounds like a great idea, when you first hear the words. That might be why Bernie Sanders was able to whip up...

Providence launches ThinkPVD.com site to promote city

PROVIDENCE – The city has launched ThinkPVD.com, a new interview series as part of its initiative to encourage residents and visitors to “think, shop...
URI STAR: Walt Besio, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Rhode Island and owner of CREmedical, secured $6 million in a National Science Foundation grant in 2015, a year after he earned two patents for a biomedical electrode that measures brain activity and can be used to potentially stop life-threatening seizures. From left, Jessika Decker, test subject and intern at CREmedical, Besio and Rachel Bartels, product manager at CREmedical. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Rhode Island needs more scientific breakthroughs to become a biotech hub,...

Rhode Island wants its own share of the biomedical-, technology- and engineering-based economy that has transformed Boston, and strengthened the competitive position of Massachusetts.To...
An AEI-BROOKINGS report recommended action for bipartisan plan that would provide more generous parental paid-leave, nationwide. /BLOOMBERG

What a bipartisan plan for U.S. paid leave might look like

NEW YORK - Two Washington research organizations that often lean in opposing political directions are teaming up to advocate for more generous paid parental...
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