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R.I. building permits up 12% but growth lagging

Single-family home building permits in Rhode Island increased by 12 percent during the first six months of 2004 compared to the first half of...

Freddie Mac taps former Fleet exec McQuade for president, COO

Eugene M. McQuade, the former FleetBoston Financial Corp. president and chief operating officer who quit after a brief tenure as president of Bank of...
Bank of America's mini-cards, smaller than regular-sized bank cards, can be attached to customers' key chains.

Mini-cards, Big Business

Popular B of A key chain cards to hit regional market in fall You run through Petco, your dog tugging on his leash...

Workers’ comp fines soar amid crackdown

Stepped-up enforcement in the wake of The Station nightclub fire, bolstered by technological improvements and manpower, has drastically increased the amount ...

Tax breaks bait Boston finance firm

Efforts to bring Boston-based Investors Bank & Trust into Rhode Island are gaining steam, with the financial-services company now approved to get...

Beacon Mutual dominates market share

When it comes to insurance, Rhode Islanders like to spread their dollars around. Progressive tops the auto market, but with only 12.4...
The Donley Center in Providence helps rehabilitate injured workers so they can get back to work. The center has seen lower admission rates in teh past year, suggesting employers are creating safer workplaces.

Ergonomics can curb workers’ comp costs

Don Silva got involved with ergonomics in the late 1990s, through his work as chair of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of...
Road congestion, like here on Wickenden Street, is partially to blame for the state's high auto insurance rates.

Driving up premiums

Congested roads, litigation hike up R.I. auto insurance rates It’s no secret: Rhode Islanders pay a lot for auto insurance. Year after year, ...

Beacon Mutual seeks out-of-state license

Many Rhode Island businesses that get workers’ compensation coverage in other states through The Beacon Mutual Insurance Co. could be forced into...

Steinberg to leave Fleet for Brown

Fleet Bank’s top Rhode Island executive, Neil D. Steinberg, is leaving to become vice president for development at Brown University, his alma mater, starting...
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