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(Updated 12:22 p.m.) Joseph M. Baptista is the president of Anchor Financial Mortgage Inc. in Pawtucket. The mortgage firm recently partnered with R.I. Housing and its new program, the Ocean State Grad Grant, which is designed to help new graduates purchase homes. He talks with Providence Business News about his firm, the program and the benefits to buying versus renting. more
The Hilb Group of New England last week launched a new division designed to help businesses with voluntary benefit products. more
(Updated 3:43 and 4:38 p.m.) The R.I. Commerce Corp. board on Monday approved a new loan program designed to benefit small businesses, approving $5.4 million in state funds for four development organizations and three micro lenders. more
(Updated, 4:48 p.m.) Pointing to the currency crisis in Europe and China’s economic slowdown, Rhode Island’s general treasurer says volatility in the financial markets contributed to the 0.28 percent loss on the state’s pension investments last year. more
In some states, the more one drives, the more auto insurance costs. But in Rhode Island, the change in cost is negligible. more
(Updated 9:55 a.m.) Fidelity Charitable on Tuesday announced record-breaking giving for 2016, as grants through the first six months have increased 14 percent to $1.6 billion compared with the same period last year. more
Washington Trust Bancorp Inc., the parent company of The Washington Trust Co., reported a 3.9 percent decline in net income in the second quarter to $11.1 million, or 64 cents per diluted share, from $11.5 million, or 68 cents per diluted share, a year earlier. more
People do business with people – not with companies. That is why relationships built on a foundation of trust are so important. Everything starts with trust. Trust is the foundation of a company's reputation and its customer/member value. … more
(Updated, 5:35 p.m. and 6 p.m.) Morgan Stanley was alone among the largest U.S. banks in stumbling through the Federal Reserve’s annual stress tests, getting conditional approval to make payouts to shareholders. Thirty other firms passed, while two subsidiaries failed, including Santander Bank. more
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren moved more firmly into the camp of hawkish policy makers, warning that waiting too long to raise interest rates threatened to overheat the U.S. economy and could risk financial stability. more
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