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Doctors could be undermining COVID fight

American attitudes toward scientific expertise have become increasingly contentious in recent years. But many people across the political spectrum still place high levels of...

Here’s why mask mandates are falling across the U.S.

Here's why mask mandates are falling across the US As the omicron wave of the coronavirus subsides, several U.S. states including Nevada, New York and...

R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 418, with 2 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 418 on Monday, with two new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said...

Health woes from pandemic-related job losses?

Being out of work isn’t just bad for your finances: It’s bad for your health. Losing a job can cause depression, anxiety and other...

Vaccine mandates not only tool to push workers

A workplace showdown may be brewing over mandating vaccinations. Employers would love the sense of certainty that comes with a vaccinated workforce. Workers can be...
NEW TAX LEGISLATION could make buying sugary soft drinks costlier in Rhode Island, leading to debate over the measure’s potential positive effects on health and negative effects on the economy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Should Rhode Island lawmakers OK a special tax on bottled and...

Legislation under consideration in the R.I. House and Senate would add a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks such as soda, sports drinks, energy drinks,...
WEIGHING OPTIONS: Linda and Bill Bombach are the co-owners of Home Healthsmith LLC in Portsmouth. The business sells and installs home wheelchair lifts and elevators. Linda Bombach says prices for plywood and other supplies used to make the lifts and elevators have increased, but she hasn’t yet decided whether to pass along those additional costs to her customers.  / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

PBN SURVEY: Businesses realizing pandemic pain is going to last

Rhode Island businesspeople are coming to terms with the harsh reality that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely hurt their bottom lines for years to...

Showing thanks

Are there things your company is thankful for this year? Yes: 100% No: 0% What is your business thankful for? (Select any that apply) The health of our...

Could lying down on job be good?

Most of us have heard that too much sitting is bad for you. Studies show sitting increases the risk for cardiovascular disease and mortality,...

Coronavirus freaked markets, not the Fed

The U.S. equity market finally took notice of the coronavirus, which now is spreading from China to other countries and increasing the risk of...

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