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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 Warwick The Pitch: Moe’s Southwest Grill offers an extensive menu of Mexican food,...
SPEECH PREP: Sree Dasari, a student at La Salle Academy in Providence, has started her own business. She is designing an app that uses virtual reality scenarios to help people work on their public-speaking skills.
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Easing the anxiety of public speaking

For Sree Dasari, 17 isn’t too young to be an entrepreneur. The La Salle Academy student last year founded Vadati VR to eventually produce an...
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Five Questions With George Charette

5Q: George Charette | President and CEO, Pawtucket Credit Union 1. Has the operations center been completed and have employees moved into the building yet?...
NEW ENGLAND's annual power supply auction ended this week, with preliminary results showing the lowest clearing price in six years and a power supply surplus for the 2022-2023 season. / COURTESY ISO NEW ENGLAND

N.E. power supply auction closes with lower prices and a power...

PROVIDENCE – New England’s annual power supply auction ended this week, with preliminary results showing the lowest clearing price in six years and a...
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