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PROVIDENCE-based Citizens Financial Group, the holding company for Citizens Bank, increased the holdings of its wealth management clients in Bank of America by 484 percent in the last quarter. The two financial institutions are the No. 1 and No. 2 largest consumer banks in Rhode Island based in local deposits. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KELVIN MA

Citizens’ clients bullish on BofA

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc. has purchased an additional 288,283 shares of Bank of America stock on behalf of its wealth management clients,...

Despite false start, transformation of Jewelry District taking shape

On a recent gray, autumn afternoon, early rush-hour traffic was backing up along Point Street in the old Jewelry District in downtown Providence. Most...
FIRST PHASE: At the construction site of the Wexford Innovation Center in Providence are, from left, Dan Bagnall, project supervisor, Shawmut Design and Construction; Beverly Smith, client service manager, Shawmut; Sean Lee Burgo, project director for construction, Wexford Science & Technology; and Chi Yik, project manager, Shawmut.
 The Wexford Innovation Center is at the center of efforts to transform the former Jewelry District into an area driven by innovation, especially in the life sciences. / PBN FILE PHOTO/
MICHAEL SALERNO

Wexford tenants to start construction next month

About 13 months after starting, core and exterior construction of the Wexford Innovation Center in the historic Jewelry District of downtown Providence is nearing...
CREATIVE STYLISTS: Leah Carlson, right, is a master stylist/colorist and the owner of La La Luxe salon, with locations in Providence and Warren. In the background is Jenna Frerichs of Providence having her hair styled by Tara McCabe.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

La La Luxe cuts ‘outside the box’

Hair styles change, but the tenets of business success remain the same: Become a good leader; develop a solid business plan; offer a quality...
RUNNING SMOOTHLY: Greek market and café Yoleni’s co-owners Alexandra Georgiou Philippides, with her sons Jimmy Philippides, right, and John Philippides. The restaurant opened on Westminster Street in downtown Providence last spring.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Yoleni’s offers taste of Greece

What does it take for a new restaurant to survive? Before anything else, hard work, says Alexandra Georgiou, who opened Yoleni’s in downtown Providence...

U.S. customer satisfaction with mortgage lenders improves

PROVIDENCE - Nationwide customer satisfaction with banks and other companies that originate primary mortgages improved this year, according to survey results released Thursday by...
FUNDED BY ENERGY COMPANIES, the Good Neighbor Energy Fund is administered by the United Way to help eligible Rhode Islanders pay their winter heating bills. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Energy companies pitch in for ‘Good Neighbor Energy Fund’

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island and other energy companies have pitched in again for the “Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund” to help...

New documentary looks back at R.I. credit union crisis

SMITHFIELD – A new documentary about the Rhode Island credit union crisis in 1991 is slated to premier Nov. 13 at Bryant University.The film,...

Five Questions With: Paola N. Fernandez

Born in Argentina, Paola N. Fernandez arrived in Rhode Island at age 10 and was raised in Pawtucket. With more than 18 years of...

Fidelity survey finds millennials don’t just live for today

PROVIDENCE – A new survey from Fidelity Investments found that millennials – those born from 1981 to 1996 – are seeking balance when it...
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