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SouthCoast Chamber awards Acorn 2018 Apex Small Business of the Year

PROVIDENCE – Acorn Inc., a Quincy, Mass.-based real estate development and management company, was awarded as the 2018 Apex Small Business of the Year...
JAME E. DOYLE II was charged with 31 counts of bank fraud and one count each of filing a false tax return and failing to file a tax return. / COURTESY WJAR-TV NBC 10

Former R.I. Sen. James E. Doyle II charged with bank fraud...

PROVIDENCE – Former state senator and businessman James E. Doyle II of Pawtucket has been charged with 31 counts of bank fraud and one...
NET INCOME from Brazil, Santander’s biggest market, jumped 77 percent from a year earlier, the bank said Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANGEL NAVARRETE

Santander Holdings USA resolves regulatory case, but still faces others

PROVIDENCE – Santander Holdings USA Inc. confirmed Thursday the Federal Reserve has ended its 2015 enforcement action against the company for having various regulatory...
THURSDAY, at the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and other business community leaders announced WindWinRI. A $100,000 Real Jobs Rhode Island grant, the program is designed to build a workforce pipeline for the wind energy industry among today's high schoolers. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Governor, Real Jobs RI promote R.I. as home to next-gen wind...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – As offshore wind farms begin to pop up along the Eastern Seaboard, Rhode Island – home to the first such alternative...
BANKS HAVE INCREASED SECURITY following a Federal Bureau of Investigation warning to U.S. lenders last week about a a potential threat. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Banks beef up security after FBI warning on ATM ‘jackpotting’

NEW YORK - Banks are on alert for new attacks targeting cash in ATMs after the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. lenders last...
THE FEDERAL BUILDING at 380 Westminster St. in Providence will be sold to a limited liability company controlled by Paolino Properties. / PBN FILE PHOTO MARY MACDONALD

Paolino Properties to purchase Federal Building in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Paolino Properties received approval Thursday in Providence Superior Court to purchase the six-story Federal Building at 380 Westminster St.Under the sale agreement...
RHODE ISLAND's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined from 4.3 percent in June to 4.1 percent in July. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Unemployment ticks down, job gains continue for R.I. in July

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.1 percent in July, two-tenths of a percentage point lower than the unemployment rate...
EXIT 3 on I-195 West will be closed starting Sunday through the fall of 2019. RIDOT encourages drivers to take Exit 2 to reach Gano Street during the closure. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

RIDOT: I-195 W Exit 3 ramp closing Sunday through 2019 fall

PROVIDENCE – The Exit 3 Gano Street offramp from Interstate 195 West in Providence will be closed effective Sunday night though the fall of...

Downtown Transit Connector to begin construction

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Public Transit Authority has begun pre-construction work in downtown Providence, preparing for the Downtown Transit Connector.The high-frequency bus transit corridor...

Five Questions With: Geoffrey Poirier

Geoffrey Poirier, the energy manager for Ocean State Job Lot, is overseeing the conversion of lighting in its 131 retail locations to LED-based systems....
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