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Electric scooters return to Providence

PROVIDENCE – Electric scooters, rentable for public use, began reappearing in Providence on Monday. Spin Inc., a subsidiary of Ford Motor Co., began dropping off...
NEEDING MORE: R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Scott R. Jensen says the new federal overtime rule for salaried employees, while an improvement, doesn’t reflect “modern realities.” 
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Does new federal overtime rule go far enough for salaried workers?

An additional 1.3 million U.S. workers – including tens of thousands in Rhode Island – will be eligible for premium overtime pay now that...

Five Questions With: Mark A. Male

Mark A. Male is executive vice president and chief staff executive for the Rhode Island Association of Insurance Agents, the Independent Insurance Agents of...
BROOKLINE BANCORP, Bank Rhode Island's parent company, reported nearly $88 million in profit for 2019.

BankRI parent company reports $22.6M profit in Q3

PROVIDENCE – Bank Rhode Island’s parent company Wednesday reported a third-quarter profit of $22.6 million, a slight increase from a $22.5 million profit in...

Centreville Bank to acquire Putnam Bank for $115.5M

WEST WARWICK – Centreville Bank will acquire Connecticut-based Putnam Bank for $115.5 million under a merger agreement between the two companies announced Tuesday. The acquisition,...
WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORP. reported a third-quarter profit of $93.9 million, which Webster President and CEO John R. Ciulla attributed to year-over-year loan and deposit growth. /COURTESY WEBSTER BANK

Webster Bank reports $93.9M profit in Q3

PROVIDENCE – Webster Bank’s parent company Tuesday reported a third-quarter profit of $93.9 million, a 5.8% decrease from $99.7 in profit for the same...

Survey: 84% of women small-biz owners expect Y/Y revenue growth

PROVIDENCE – Women small-business owners are poised to end 2019 on a high note, with 84% anticipating year-over-year revenue growth, according to a recent...

Sanders unveils plan to ‘democratize’ corporations and financial markets

PROVIDENCE – Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., last week unveiled proposals to “democratize” corporations and financial markets, a move applauded by...

FM Global creates new executive role for ‘diversity and inclusion’

JOHNSTON – FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, has appointed Sonserae Toles as vice president, inclusion, a new role at...

Bristol County Savings Bank offers free homebuyers seminars

TAUNTON – Bristol County Savings Bank plans to host free educational “Home Buyer’s Seminars” in Fall River on Oct. 23 and in Pawtucket on...

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