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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
Across the country, we continue to see stories that indicate a decline of a cornerstone of the American dream: homeownership. Whether it be that millennials are opting out of purchasing a home or that minority borrowers suffer disproportionately … more
Rhode Island ranked seventh in the nation for its percentage decline in hospital readmission rates from 2010 to 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said recently. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.6 percent in August, up one-tenth of one percentage point from July and down two-tenths of one percentage point from the year prior, reported the R.I. Department of Labor and Training on Thursday. more
A five-year, $1.8 million grant has been awarded to the Providence Children and Youth Cabinet to identify, address and decrease post-traumatic stress disorder among students in targeted Providence middle schools that have experienced violence. more
President Barack Obama Thursday is designating the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of New England, calling it the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument. more
(Updated 12:26 p.m.) A day after a debate between homeless advocates and business leaders about panhandlers downtown, Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced a plan to launch a day center to connect individuals to community resources as well as a new way to donate to the homeless. more
The number of applications for unemployment benefits barely rose last week, indicating employers remain comfortable with staffing levels. more
Pundits and policymakers everywhere are bemoaning the rise of a new, inward-looking populism. Led by the likes of Donald Trump and Nigel Farage, those who've felt only globalization's ill effects, not its benefits, have mounted a fierce counterattack. more
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