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Classroom experiment eyes wind-energy jobs

In some places, wind energy is still thought of as a grand experiment. In Rhode Island, it’s already seen as a promising industry of...

How much travel is too much for Providence mayor?

During his first term, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza has taken at least 60 trips out of state. Is that excessive?“Absolutely not,” said Elorza,...
TYPIFIED BY SCHOOLS FOR HIGHER-LEARNING such as The University of Rhode Island in South Kingstown, shown above, credit ratings firm Fitch noted that Rhode Island's economy is "weighted toward education and health services." / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Fitch gives solid investment grade ratings to new state bonds

PROVIDENCE – Predicting modest economic growth in Rhode Island and noting "prudent fiscal management" in state government, Fitch Ratings gave solid investment-grade ratings for...

Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs reaches out to R.I. businesses

PROVIDENCE – Goldman Sachs Group Inc. – one of the world’s largest investment banking and financial-services firms with connections from the World Bank to...

Report: Bank of America takes lead in bank deposits within Rhode...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island consumer banking has become a little less local, as Charlotte, N.C.-based Bank of America now has the most in-state deposits,...

Five Questions With: Ryan Lax

Ryan Lax is president of Lax & Co., a financial-planning and advisory firm in Warwick. He has been in the insurance and investment industry...

Study: Millennial families want life insurance tailored to them

PROVIDENCE – Burdened by student loans and other concerns, young “millennial” families are buying less life insurance than previous generations, but they are willing...

Citizens Bank rated ‘outstanding’ for community reinvestment by OCC

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Bank has received a community reinvestment rating of “outstanding” from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller, or OCC, following its latest...

Report: KLR ranks No. 87 among 400 largest accounting firms in...

PROVIDENCE – Kahn Litwin Renza & Co. Ltd. was the only Rhode Island-based accounting firm to be ranked among the nation’s 400 largest, according...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO and Lt. Gov. Daniel J. McKee are not entirely in agreement over the response of National Grid Rhode Island to the recent storms. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO / COURTESY TOWN OF CUMBERLAND

National Grid praised for energy efficiency but chided for rate increases

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island, the state’s largest utility company, gave itself a proverbial pat on the back Friday after Rhode Island and...
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