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Amid negotiations, R.I. fishing industry remains concerned over offshore wind impact,...

PROVIDENCE - What is the price of loss of livelihood? This question is at the center of negotiations between local fishing industry representatives and offshore...

BankNewport parent company reports record 2020 assets, loan originations

NEWPORT – OceanPoint Financial Partners, the holding company for BankNewport, reached record-highs in assets and new loans in 2020, the company reported in its...

R.I. House approves $15 minimum wage

PROVIDENCE  - A proposal to increase the state minimum wage to $15 an hour over four years was approved by the House on Thursday. The...

DLT to reinstate work-search requirements for unemployment starting May 23

PROVIDENCE - State residents receiving unemployment benefits will once again have to prove they are actively looking for work beginning on May 23, Gov....

Providence City Council gives first approval to revised TSA proposal

PROVIDENCE – Compromise legislation imposing wage standards for larger development projects that receive city tax breaks while exempting smaller-dollar projects received the initial green light...

BofA R.I. President Hatfield to retire in July

PROVIDENCE – The longtime Rhode Island leader for Bank of America Corp. is stepping down in July. William F. Hatfield Jr., Bank of America’s Rhode...

R.I. Senate approves ban on plastic bags

PROVIDENCE - A proposal to ban single-use plastic bags statewide has again cleared the Senate, though House support remains uncertain. The bag ban legislation sponsored...

Demand for state small-business grants exceeds $20M allocation

PROVIDENCE – Demand for the state’s small-business grant program has exceeded the $20 million allocation, though additional money could be made available for eligible...

SBA: $966.5M in PPP loans approved for 15,700 RI recipients

PROVIDENCE – Demand for forgivable payroll loans among Rhode Island small businesses ticked up in the last week, with nearly 1,300 recipients approved for...

Five Questions with: Scott Baldinelli

Scott Baldinelli was recently named head of middle market banking in New England for Santander Bank. He previously served as senior vice president and...

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