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For 30 years Providence Business News has been chronicling the local business community's efforts to build and sustain a strong economy. Education is a, if not the, key factor in that effort. Business leaders know that for Rhode Island to … more
Then-General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo, then-Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and the General Assembly did a difficult and courageous thing in 2011 when they faced the state's pension crisis head on. Would that someone would step forward to tackle a … more
Tangible results of the 2010 Affordable Care Act in Rhode Island – health insurance for tens of thousands of additional people and strengthening of improvements in medical care – combined with … more
Faced with the challenge of addressing rising costs that threaten the quality of patient care, members of the health care community gathered at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Feb. 16 for the annual Health Care Summit hosted by Providence … more
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased last week, while staying within a range that shows subdued firings. more
The state employee payroll delay last month has resulted in Rhode Island having to pay more than $1,000 in overdraft fees. 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
The underrepresentation of women in fields that require advanced math and science, including computer science and engineering, could have its start with their education as younger girls. Education research has found self-confidence among … more
Two years ago, Rhode Island had an unemployment rate of 6.8 percent, which while still the highest rate in New England was 2.5 percentage points less than it had been at the end of 2013 and the lowest it has been since March 2008. Private … more
It was mid-March 2015 when Jeremy Duffy woke up at 5 a.m. to a text on his cellphone that showed two images of a burning manufacturing building in Providence. He was shocked. For the preceding eight months, the building at 498 … more
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