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Consumers, business leaders confident economic rebound will continue

PROVIDENCE – Consumers and business leaders are growing confident that the economic rebound will continue in 2011, according to the annual outlook Sovereign Bank...

Issa, former regional Sovereign CEO, tapped by Flagstar

PROVIDENCE – Steven J. Issa, former regional CEO of Sovereign Bank, has been hired as the New England market president for a Midwest bank...
FILE PHOTO: TD Bank Rhode Island Market President Bob Kolb at the 'store' opening at 180 Westminster St. /

TD Bank gets helping hand from R.I. Economic Development Corp.

PROVIDENCE - TD Bank’s foray into the Rhode Island market got a helping hand from the R.I. Economic Development Corporation Thursday. The bank – a...
MICHAEL R. COOPER will become the new chief of Bryant University's College of Business. /

Bryant taps Rutgers Business School dean

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University has tapped the dean of Rutgers Business School to become the new chief of Bryant’s College of Business. Michael R. Cooper...
THE Current Conditions Index rose to 58 in December, up from 50 in November and 42 in October. The index last peaked at 58 between June and September. For a larger version of this image, CLICK HERE. /

Lardaro: R.I. economy resumes expansion, matches highest level of 2010

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Rhode Island’s economy resumed its expansion in December, University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said as his economic index climbed...
AMICA Mutual Insurance Co. said net income declined more than 16 percent on higher incurred losses in 2010. /

Amica Mutual says net income dropped 16% in 2010 on higher...

LINCOLN - Amica Mutual Insurance Co. saw net income decline more than 16 percent in 2010 to $101.4 million on higher incurred losses, even...
THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS' research expenditures reached a record $536 million in fiscal 2010. /

UMass research expenditures reach record $536M in fiscal 2010

BOSTON – The University of Massachusetts’ research expenditures reached a record $536 million in fiscal 2010, topping the $500 million mark for the first...
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Citizens posts $25.95M profit in 4Q, turning around a $171M loss...

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc.’s largest division posted a $25.95 million profit in the fourth quarter compared with a $171.28 million loss in...

Chafee lays out new priorities for EDC – existing businesses, urban...

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee put his new priorities for the R.I. Economic Development Corporation on display Monday, stressing the need for the...
RHODE ISLAND'S jobless rate resumed its slow descent in December, ticking down a tenth of a percentage point to 11.5 percent. For a larger version of this image, CLICK HERE. /

Rhode Island jobless rate resumes descent, falls to 11.5% in December

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s jobless rate resumed its slow descent in December, ticking down a tenth of a percentage point to 11.5 percent after...
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