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Mood gets more sour as RI economy slows

Rhode Island’s business owners and executives are finding it difficult to keep the faith. The state’s economy is inching toward recovery so slowly it’s...
COURTESY R.I. BAR ASSOCIATION
LAW OF THE LAND: William J. Delaney, newly appointed president of the Rhode Island Bar Association, said there jobs available for attorneys across the country if they’re willing to move.

RI full of lawyers giving to profession, good causes

Hail to the chief. William J. Delaney has been appointed the Rhode Island Bar Association’s newest president. A bankruptcy attorney who has been practicing...
COURTESY GRACIE'S
ABOVE IT ALL: Patrons at the Gracie's-run Wines of the World event in July. The restaurant has held events and catered private
functions on top of the Peerless Building for three years.

The city’s top dining experience

Ellen Gracyalny can remember the first time she visited the Peerless Building in downtown Providence. On one side of the roof seven floors up, she...
"FAMILIES TODAY are trying to budget for college in a time of economic uncertainty, and the fixed-rate option gives them more control over their finances," said CFG Senior Vice Chairman Brad Conner.  / COURTESY CFG

Five Questions: Brad Conner

Citizens Financial Group Inc. recently announced that it would offer a new fixed-rate student loan product that offered an annual percentage rate as low...

Providence Equity offers break to investors

PROVIDENCE – Providence Equity Partners LLC is offering a fee break to large investors as it enters the second leg of fund raising for...
WINDOW SHOPPING: Silver City Galleria in Taunton was impacted by the financial crisis and recession of 2008, seeing some key tenants pullout. Now, it will lose its Borders, which is shuttering its stores. / PBN PHOTO/NATALJA KENT

Shine is off Silver City Galleria

The shine has come off the Silver City Galleria. Like other retail centers, the 19-year-old mall at the intersection of routes 24 and 140 in...

EDC weighs firms for guarantees

The R.I. Economic Development Corporation recently overhauled the controversial $125 million state loan-guarantee program that critics complained was too risky, but EDC board members...

Bank execs see stagnant economy

BOSTON – Most New England bank executives believe their local economies will either remain the same or improve in the next six months, according...
WEBSTER SAID Sam Hanna will be charged with repositioning the financing company from a national lender to a regional one covering New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Exeter resident named Webster president

PROVIDENCE – Webster Bank, one of New England largest regional banks, has named an Exeter resident as president and chief operating officer of the...
"IF MY clients need the return potential that the stock market offers, they need to understand that from time to time the market will go down," said Thomas Bottone Jr., a financial planner at Oceanstate Financial Services.  /

Five Questions With: Thomas Bottone Jr.

Thomas Bottone Jr. is a financial adviser at Oceanstate Financial Services in East Providence. He’s seen a lot of changes in recent...
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