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Riley: Providence Pension Fund is Risky Business—Relative to the State of Rhode Island Investments…

Horowitz: The Boehner/Nentanyahu Debacle—It must have seemed like political win-win when…

Organize + Energize: 7 Mini Habits That Will Move You Closer to Getting Organized—You can do it now or save it…

NEW: RI Gas Prices Rise 8 Cents From Last Week—Rhode Island gas prices have gone up eight…

URI Visits Dayton with 1st Place in A-10 On the Line—UR battles Dayton for 1st place in A-10

Patriots Place Franchise Tag On Gostkowski—The New England Patriots placed their 2015 franchise…

Moore: Will PawSox Move be a Sweetheart, Insider Deal?—Moore: Will Pawsox Move Be A Sweetheart, Insider…

David Brussat, Dr. Downtown: The Red Sox and the PawSox—Pawtucket’s Triple-A baseball team was a feeder of…

Smart Benefits: RI’s Uninsured Down Nearly 4% in 2014—According to a recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index

Henton’s 25 Points Lead #25 PC Past Marquette, 77-66—Friars beat Marquette 77-66 to earn 10th conference…

 
 
 

Smart Benefits: RI’s Uninsured Down Nearly 4% in 2014

According to a recent Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, the uninsured rate nationwide dropped 3.5 percentage points last year, down from 17.3% to 13.8% -- the lowest point...

Friday Financial Five – February 27, 2015

Economic conditions have propelled a transition from owning to renting as home ownership is at the lowest level in twenty years, according to the Commerce...

Real-Time Tracking: RI’s Publicly Traded Companies

Track Rhode Island's major publicly traded companies with GoLocalProv and FindTheBest's new, real-time interactive tool. From CVS to Textron to Hasbro, see...

Saul Kaplan: Has Personalized Medicine Finally Arrived?

Did you see the recent news that the FDA has approved the first direct-to-consumer genetic test in the U.S.? Can you say game-changer? Talk...

Birthdates Bring Keno Luck

A Woonsocket woman began playing the same numbers for Keno using the birthdates of her grandparents and two children. This weekend, while at Gonyea's...

RI Biz Winners and Flops - Amica, Shark Tank and Prov Equity

ABC's Shark Tank

One Rhode Island entrepreneur whiffed on the Shark Tank, but still won. RI has realized a little business sunshine during the winter cold. While...

David Brussat, Dr. Downtown: Ask Dr. Downtown

Dear Dr. Downtown: Rhode Island is facing fiscal meltdown and you are calling for “thought experiments” about cutting entire agencies from the state...

Smart Benefits: Fines for Small Business Premium Reimbursement Delayed

Newly released IRS Notice 2015-17 offers some temporary relief to small businesses – those with less than 50 employees – who have employer payment plans. These...

GoLocal24 Launches “Social Targeted Sponsored Content”

GoLocalProv has launched “Social Targeted Sponsored Content,” a tool designed to connect content to the specific audience that would be most interested...

GoLocalProv Charges Providence Journal with “Free Riding” on Stories

In a series of back and forth legal letters, GoLocal24, the Providence-based digital media company, has demanded that GateHouse Media of Pittsford, New York, the...

Friday Financial Five – February 20, 2015

The continuation of job gains over 200,000 each month is positive, but an increase in people seeking employment might finally signal the start of a true...

MA Consumer Confidence Index Rises to Highest Level Since 2002

The Mass Insight Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) has risen sharply in the first quarter of 2015 with overall scoring moving up nine points from 97-106. 

Trinity Rep’s $18 Million Campaign Comes to a Close

Trinity Repertory Company's $18 million capital campaign came to a close on December 31, 2014. 

RI Commerce Corporation Announces New Leadership

Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor announced new leadership at Rhode Island commerce Corporation on Thursday, February 19. 

ProJo To Lay Off 12 Copy Editors, Send Jobs to Texas: Moore News

Days after a shaky website redesign launch, it is reported by Ian Donnis at RINPR that the Providence Journal will lay off approximately 12...

RI Lottery Announces Two $20,000 Instant Ticket Winners in Two Week Period

Beth and Joe Lampron of Rumford

The Rhode Island Lottery has announced that Beth and Joe Lampron of Rumford won $20,000 after deviating from their usual routine. Joe normally buys just PowerBall...

Projo’s New Website is the Fall River Herald’s Old Site

If you enjoy reading the Fall River Herald News’ website, then the Providence Journal’s new website will be a big addition to...

Lardaro Report: Current Conditions Index Report Rises in December

University of Rhode Island economics professor Leonard Lardaro

The promising economic performance of Rhode Island’s economy during the third quarter seemed to unwind as we moved closer to the end of 2014....

David Brussat, Dr. Downtown: Detroit’s Lesson for Rhode Island

“Ruin porn” in Detroit, courtesy of hereandnow.wbur.org:

What would happen if Rhode Island and its capital city Providence got rid of their entire planning bureaucracies? Would economic growth stop? Would buildings cease...

Smart Benefits: 8 Reasons to Have an Employee Handbook

The employee handbook introduces new employees to your corporate culture and how they will fit in, helping to foster a sense of pride and belonging....

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