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Disruption is a buzzword in current academic research, but it can have real-life implications that often are quite powerful. Uber, the Web-based ride-sharing service, complements and supplants licensed taxi service and undercuts the … more
The state's uninsured rate has been cut in half, to 5 percent, since 2012, thanks in part to the state-run health-benefits exchange. But health care costs continue to rise beyond what many workers and businesses can afford. Rhode Island is … more
Making good on her promise to train Rhode Islanders for the jobs that local employers have had problems filling, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo last week announced 26 grant recipients for her signature workforce-development initiative, Real Jobs Rhode … more
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth mission statement says that the school "serves as an intellectual catalyst for economic, social and cultural transformation on a global, national and regional scale." While UMass Dartmouth is not … more
Construction offshore of the Block Island wind farm has stopped for the season, but the maker of the turbines for it is now doing assembly work in the Port of Providence for next year's work. And while both developments were as planned, … more
Former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee had an oft-repeated mantra – improve the overall conditions for business and hide the incentives, and companies will beat a path to your door. That approach arguably may have worked during his tenure as mayor … more
Two recent studies reveal that two of the latest concepts for reducing health care spending and improving health outcomes are doing what they were designed to do. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island released a five-year, longitudinal … more
A decade ago, Saul Kaplan created a little office called the Business Innovation Factory at the R.I. Economic Development Corp. Its goal was to make Rhode Island a place where all sizes of enterprises could come to identify and test their … more
This fall Bryant University started a new undergraduate program in Zhuhai, China, with the expectation that in four years, 160 Chinese students will graduate in their home country with an undergraduate business degree from Smithfield-based Bryant. … more
The morning of Nov. 2 dropped a shocker on PBN.com. The most-read story at the start of business was "Trulia: Providence worst city to hide in event of zombie attack." Luckily, the zombie apocalypse never materialized. And by the end of the … more
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