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Steve Jobs once commented, "If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today?" These are words to live by as Jobs, both literally and figuratively, certainly knew the tender balance between … more
The idea of free college, one of the pillars of Bernie Sanders' unsuccessful presidential bid, hasn't been discarded in the wake of the 2016 election. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently released a plan to make all public colleges in that state free … more
How often do you use your personal cell phone during the workday? Several times per hour – 21.5% Hourly – 7.1% A few times per day – 57.1% Very rarely – 14.3% Never – 0% … more
Former Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee, in his short-lived quest for the Democratic presidential nomination, proposed that the U.S. go metric. This position was seen as evidence that our Linc was a clueless scatterbrain. Clearly, anyone espousing such a … more
At least one law added to the books by the General Assembly is a good one. We're talking about a ban on "blocking the box." The rule, which took effect Jan. 1, makes it illegal to get stuck in the middle of an intersection after a traffic … more
A 2015 study by the Fiscal Policy Institute found that in Providence from 2000 to 2013 the number of Main Street businesses – which was defined as the kinds of shops and services that were "the backbone of neighborhoods" – owned by U.S.-born … more
The Internet of Things is one of the gadget industry's brightest hopes in a world that's saturated with smartphones. Sensors are cheap, and digital giants such as Amazon and Google are aggressively pushing their voice-command technology. The … more
If you think doing a good job is what it takes to get to the head of the pack, you're naïve, confused, delusional, or all three. Doing a good job is the starting point. It's what's expected. There are plenty of people doing a good, even a … more
STEVEN KING, managing director of the Quonset Development Corp., was honored by the R.I. Public Expenditure Council with the Gary S. Sasse Distinguished Public Service Award for his superior performance in service to R.I. taxpayers, fiscal … more
Ten years after its creation, the Rhode Island corporate scholarship tax credit program continues to attract more interest from would-be donors than it can match in state contributions. The program, which provides tax credits to companies … more
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