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MORE THAN SURVIVING: Since its founding in August 2014, jewelry manufacturer Luca + Danni Inc. has grown to employ 48 people, including owner Fred Magnanimi and Marketing Manager Taylor Franco.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Startup survival is one key to R.I.’s future economic success

Every week Providence Business News profiles a business that is less than 1 year old, an attempt to capture the energy that a growing...
RATE REVIEW: The Office of Health Insurance Commissioner released its approved premium changes for commercial health insurance plans on Aug. 17, and in nearly all cases the OHIC cut back the requested rate increase requests. A Kaiser Family Foundation study found Providence had the second-lowest 2018 premiums for some plans among 21 cities examined. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF THE HEALTH INSURANCE COMMISSIONER

R.I. looks to preserve gains under Obamacare

Rhode Island has had a good thing going under so-called “Obamacare,” according to state officials, but it all could change unless the state steps...

Loan fund in search of loan takers

Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza took a victory lap of sorts recently, visiting three companies that have been beneficiaries of loans from the Providence...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Michael McNally

Michael McNally | Member, I-195 Redevelopment District Commission1. How has your work leading Skanska USA prepared you to be on the I-195 commission?...
FERTILE GROUND: Kenny Hsieh started his own solar-panel installation company after he realized Rhode Island is fertile ground for solar-energy businesses.
 / COURTESY KENNY HSIEH

Incentives spur Ocean State Clean Energy business

Kenny Hsieh hopes to cash in on Rhode Island’s burgeoning clean-energy industry. So far, he’s making a go of it, with some help from...

Let’s get smart on college outcomes

Americans with bachelor’s degrees stand to make $1 million more in their careers than those with just high school diplomas. Meanwhile, the sticker prices...

Researchers conducting seafloor survey for proposed offshore wind projects

NORTH KINGSTOWN – A multimillion-dollar ocean-floor survey is being conducted off the Rhode Island coast in preparation for the South Fork Wind Farm and...

ACLU: Federal officials conspired to arrest, detain undocumented immigrants seeking legalization

PROVIDENCE – Documents released Aug. 13 reveal U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials collaborated to “trap” undocumented immigrants...
THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS Sentiment index rose 0.7 point to 107.9 in July, the highest since the record 108 reading in 1983, according to the National Federation of Independent Business. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE KEITH

Are you feeling more optimistic about your business prospects today than...

The most recent survey of small-business owners by the National Federation of Independent Business indicated in July that optimism has almost reached an all-time...

Mortgage delinquency in Providence metro drops in May

PROVIDENCE – The percentage of mortgages in some form of delinquency of more than 30 days, including foreclosure, in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area...
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