Updated September 30 at 3:01pm
Editorials
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General Treasurer Seth Magaziner has said he is going to reduce the use of hedge funds in the state's $7.6 billion pension fund. Given the poor returns and high fee structures of hedge funds, a change makes sense. But there is a much larger … more
The Working Cities Challenge is a Federal Reserve Bank of Boston program designed to create an economic resurgence in communities after "years of population and economic decline." To that end, the Boston Fed is having seven of the state's urban-core … more
More than two decades after its opening, the R.I. Convention Center still routinely runs a deficit, even with the revenue that its parking facility and food services provide. Factor in the debt service – with $300 million still on the books – … more
School's in, and for no one is that more true than Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. In the span of less than two weeks, the governor has: n Set new goals for 3rd grade reading in the public schools – 75 percent reading at grade level by … more
Last week Providence Business News spoke with House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, and a major theme of the question-and-answer cover story involved how the speaker was planning on dealing with the legislature's reputation for having ethically challenged members. more
Will the latest report examining a public body charged with regulating private business yield changes that will improve the business climate here? Past experience does not yield an optimistic expectation for action. The investigation du … more
After a General Assembly session marred in the House by ethics-related issues involving two members of Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello's leadership team, he says changes are coming in the way lawmakers are selected for those coveted posts. … more
Providence's Downtown Improvement District is expected to unveil a plan within the next week to address chronic problems of homelessness, crime and panhandling in and around Kennedy Plaza. It will go nowhere without support from state and … more
Citizens Financial Group Inc.'s new Johnston campus, which broke ground Aug. 31, begs the question: Who's winning and who's losing? Well, for starters, Citizens is staying in Rhode Island. And with a bespoke facility, it should be more … more
Recent PBN Business Survey results confirmed what businesses have been saying in greater numbers in recent years – they would like to hire more people, but they cannot find potential employees with the right skill sets. A new state … more
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