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Over the years, I have had the opportunity to visit Providence's smaller neighbor to the north – Portland, Maine (population 66,000), where I have witnessed the slow, steady transformation of this seaside city from a tired, marine port town into a … more
No one really seems to know exactly why insurers are having so much trouble in the Obamacare exchanges. Insurers may know, but they have generally issued vague statements about "worse-than-expected experience." The closest we've gotten to an … more
Pop-quiz time. Which of the following explains the inability of employers to fill open positions: n A lack of qualified workers? n Low pay? n Welfare state/transfer payments that make work unappealing? I'll try to … more
And the award for top job creator among the states in 2016 goes to ... Florida, which edged out Oregon. more
Dear Editor: In response to your lead editorial on energy, "Renewable energy changes grid care, but we all should pay," published in the April 8 edition: More than 100 studies conducted across the country substantiate the dividends … more
The R.I. Senate made the right decision when it chose not to pass a ban on the use of e-cigarettes, or "vaping," early in the morning on the last day of the legislative session. The Senate's decision made sense, since vaping is the most … more
There are those who say things because they want to be heard. There are those who don't say things for a fear of being heard. And there are those who say things because they must be heard. We are a city on a precipice. Do we ascend toward … more
Everyone is a marketing expert. It is frankly one of the worst things about working in my industry. Not to sound pretentious, but great advertising is art. Only harder. more
Forget the "art of the deal." Look to the "art of the scam." Here is an especially artful one, meriting praise from consummate deal-makers. Consider "wellness." We don't need a Ponce de Leon elixir to bolster our health. We need to … more
Donald Trump wants to be a great jobs president. But the forces that really affect employment are beyond his control -- and they are working against him. more
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