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NATIONAL GRID plans to start construction this month on a natural gas liquefaction facility at Fields Point that has been opposed by residents, environmentalists, and some local officials. / COURTESY/NATIONAL GRID PLC

Construction to start soon on Fields Point natural gas liquefaction plant

PROVIDENCE – National Grid Rhode Island plans to start construction soon on its controversial Fields Point natural gas liquefaction plant at Providence’s seaport, the...

State pension fund exceeds benchmark

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s pension fund earned $323 million from investments in January, a 4.1 percent return that finished ahead of the fund benchmark...

Five Questions With: Sheila Felice

Sheila Felice last month was named vice president of learning and organizational development at Smithfield-based Navigant Credit Union, Rhode Island’s second-largest credit union with...

BauerFinancial: U.S. consumer debt exceeds 2008 peak

PROVIDENCE – Consumer debt has grown to more than $13.5 trillion nationwide, exceeding the 2008 peak by $869 billion and more than 21 percent...

Massachusetts forms Fintech Advisory Group

PROVIDENCE – Mass. Secretary of the Commonwealth William F. Galvin’s office has formed the Fintech Advisory Group to support and receive advice from so-called...

Hunter Insurance to help 30 nonprofits to mark 30th anniversary

LINCOLN – Hunter Insurance has launched a campaign to provide donations this year to 30 local nonprofits that have made a lasting impact on...
BEAT THE STREETS: Maricruz Flores, 12, left foreground, and Skylah Chakouian, 16, right foreground, spar as part of the Beat the Streets wrestling program at Moses Brown High School. In the background is Director Jacque Davis. At right are Alezia Greman, left, 10, and Ivy Latino, 7.
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Preparing for success through wrestling

All of life’s lessons can’t be taught on a wrestling mat. But it’s a good place to start, according to leaders of Beat the...
AVID GOLFER: Max Buerman is the owner of Newport Indoor Golf, a golfing facility in Portsmouth that features four virtual-reality bays with high-definition projection screens allowing golfers to play courses from around the world.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Staying in the swing all winter

Max Buerman and his ­customers will be golfing all winter long – playing many of the best courses, from the United States to Scotland....
IMPROVED PERFORMANCE: Stephen J. White, president and CEO of Westerly Community Credit Union, said the credit union’s net worth has improved since 2011 and it has had “very low delinquency” on loans in recent years.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Strong ratings for banks, credit unions

Looking down the federal government’s list of failed banks since 2000, it’s hard to believe there was ever a banking crisis in New England...

City again eyes water-system lease

As the saying goes, if at first you don’t succeed – try, try again. That’s what Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza is doing with...
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