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Something remarkable happened in the recently concluded legislative session. For the first time in a long time, the governor's budget initiatives weren't dead on arrival. And a flood of new resources is being pumped into economic-development … more
ATLANTA – Small aquaculture businesses and private nonprofits in Kent, Providence and Washington counties can apply for U.S. Small Business Administration working capital disaster loans due to hardships resulting from a drought that began on July … more
A Massachusetts judge has upheld the state's earned sick-time law, which allows workers at all employers to earn up to 40 hours paid or unpaid sick time for every year worked, Boston Business Journal reported last week. Passed by 60 percent … more
What can a senior citizen who had her toenails trimmed by a podiatrist do when she receives a Medicare billing statement with a charge for foot surgery? Seek help from Leo Dery and other volunteers with Rhode Island's Senior Medicare Patrol … more
A new study this month suggests solar energy in Rhode Island is saving electricity ratepayers money. Solar companies think there are more savings and business to be had — especially on the commercial side — with the rollout of a new state … more
1 What's been the biggest challenge for you since being named director of health? Not having enough hours in the day. The breadth and scope of work at the department is extensive. I have enjoyed learning about all of the great work our … more
Carolyn Lane, on a salary of less than $50,000 a year, moved in May into one of Boston's most luxurious, new rental complexes. She has access to a rooftop pool, two gyms and an indoor dog-relieving station – and pays one-third of what it costs her … more
The last 20 years have not been kind to Rhode Island. From 1997 through 2014, the state's real gross state product grew 30.6 percent (earlier than 1997, the figures are not comparable). In that same time period, the United States' real gross … more
An executive order from President Barack Obama requires that the Environmental Protection Agency analyze the costs and benefits of its regulations. But how exactly can it measure the economic benefits of the coming restrictions on greenhouse gases? … more
Regrettably, you're going to die. As far as that goes, you don't have much choice. But your death may involve a lot of other decisions, and perhaps you'd like to be the one to make them. Would you prefer to die at home, for example, instead … more
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