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Sports betting is legal. Watch out.

Since ancient Rome, gambling on athletic events has been a fun, popular and hugely ill-advised pastime. Now states across the U.S. are racing to...

More veterans needed in Congress

Forty years ago, military veterans made up roughly three-quarters of Congress. By 2017, the proportion had dwindled to fewer than one in five. The...

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...

Let’s get smart on college outcomes

Americans with bachelor’s degrees stand to make $1 million more in their careers than those with just high school diplomas. Meanwhile, the sticker prices...

Investor visa program should be scrapped

The omnibus spending bill recently signed by President Donald Trump includes a small but ill-conceived program. The EB-5 Regional Center program that gives visas...

Congressional spending bill extends CHIP, RIte Care funding 6 years

PROVIDENCE— Congress’s spending bill that extended federal services through Feb. 8 on Monday also funded the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, for six...

Year-end tax planning strategies for businesses

Businesses should consider making expenditures that qualify for the business property expensing option. For 2017, the expensing limit is $510,000 and the investment ceiling...
CONGRESS MISSED THE deadline to renew federal CHIP funding which helps provide low-cost health care coverage for 27,000 children in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

CHIP funding expiration risks 27K R.I. children’s health care coverage as...

PROVIDENCE — Congress missed the Sept. 30 deadline to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, which provided low-cost health insurance to 9...

Ground is shifting on health care

Congress’ failed effort to undo Obamacare this year revealed an important political shift in the U.S.: Americans are no longer content to let people...

Congress’ legacy can be universal health insurance

I miss you, Bernie Sanders, with your pie-in-the-sky promise of universal health care. So unpragmatic.Actually, I miss a slew of unpragmatic legislation, including the...
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