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HELPING HAND: Customer-service representative Ramon Chevas German, right, assists a client with health insurance at a HealthSource RI center in East ­Providence.
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Raimondo budget supports reinsurance program

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s budget includes proposals she says are intended to keep health insurance affordable for thousands of Rhode Islanders, in response to...

Free tax preparation services available for Rhode Islanders

CRANSTON – Free tax-filing preparation services for Rhode Islanders with income of $55,000 or less last year is available at 24 sites serving all...

Five Questions With: Hasan Ali

Hasan Ali works out of Bristol County Savings Bank’s new loan office at 300 Jefferson Blvd. in Warwick, which opened in September. As senior...

Fed finalizes changes to bank stress tests

PROVIDENCE – The Federal Reserve board recently finalized changes to stress tests for the nation’s largest and most complex banks that it said will...

Report: 28 percent of Americans ‘financially healthy’

PROVIDENCE – Nationwide, 28 percent of Americans are financially healthy, while the remaining 72 percent are either financially coping or financially vulnerable, according to...

Siren Marine and Hilb Group New England form alliance

NEWPORT – Siren Marine, a maker of boat-tracking and -monitoring devices in Newport, and marine insurance specialists Hilb Group New England in Warwick have...

Citizens Bank seeks to raise $1.5B through note offerings

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s largest bank is looking to raise $1.5 billion through note offerings this week.Providence-based Citizens Financial Group Inc., the holding company...

Brown raises tuition and fees, makes moves to cut greenhouse gases

PROVIDENCE – The Corporation of Brown University has approved a 5 percent increase in undergraduate tuition and fees, bringing the total to $73,736 for...
POWERFUL BATTERIES: EaglePicher Technologies in East Greenwich develops batteries for spacecraft and military jets. From left, Robert Gitzendanner, applications engineering director; George Cintra, vice president of research and development; Alex Buonanno, program manager; and Frank Puglia, director of research and development. 
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EaglePicher powering space exploration

In November, NASA’s Insight lander touched down on Mars. Then, in December, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft reached its destination, the asteroid Bennu.Both space vehicles have...
ENTREPRENEUR AT HEART: Matt Rusconi, second from left, franchise owner of Moe’s Southwest Grill in East Providence, with, from left, Remon Gergis, director of operations; Alyssa Hawksley, shift lead; and Gail Brisson, general manager, as the team prepares food.                                                                                     /   PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Franchisee: Matt Rusconi

Matt Rusconi | Moe’s Southwest Grill | East Providence, South Kingstown and WarwickThe Pitch: Moe’s Southwest Grill offers an extensive menu of Mexican food,...
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