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Webster reports 54% jump in Q3 profit

PROVIDENCE – Webster Financial Corp., the holding company for Webster Bank, on Thursday reported a 54 percent increase year over year in quarterly earnings,...
IN ITS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF DECLINE, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage points to 3.9 percent in September per the R.I. Dept. of Labor and Training. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Slow, steady decline in unemployment stretches into September

PROVIDENCE – Continuing its slow and steady decline, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage points to 3.9 percent in September,...
CAITLIN GRIFFIN, a previous participant in the Westerly Education Center's Bank Teller and Customer Service Training program, displays her certificate. Throughout October, the WEC is hosting two-hour informational sessions regarding the next iteration of the nine-week program. / COURTESY WESTERLY EDUCATION CENTER

Westerly Education Center promotes free bank teller and customer service training...

WESTERLY - A series of information sessions outlining the Westerly Education Center's Bank Teller and Customer Service Training job skills program for sales, customer...
THE CURRENT CONDITIONS INDEX for Rhode Island in July was 67, the lowest recorded value for the year so far, following revisions to July CCI measurements. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

August CCI reflects lowest value of the year

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Following July revisions, eight points were lost month to month in the August Current Conditions Index as the measure declined to...

Almeida named Rhode Island Legal Services chair

VICTORIA M. ALMEIDA, a shareholder at Providence-based law firm Adler Pollock & Sheehan PC, was recently appointed chairperson of the Rhode Island Legal Services...

Wall Street titan Goldman Sachs reaches out to R.I. businesses

PROVIDENCE – Goldman Sachs Group Inc. – one of the world’s largest investment banking and financial-services firms with connections from the World Bank to...
JPMORGAN CHASE & Co. announced Monday that it will enter the retail banking market in the Boston-Providence region. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PETER FOLEY

JPMorgan Chase to start consumer banking in Boston-Providence market

PROVIDENCE – JPMorgan Chase & Co. will open retail banking branches in Greater Boston and Rhode Island, the company announced Monday.Chase branch operations in...

Case Snow Management thrives on winters

Fastest Growing Companies | $25M-$75M |3rd place CEO (or equivalent): Jason Case, owner and CEO 2017 Revenue: $36,045,533 2015 Revenue: $29,063,732 Revenue growth: 24%Just like New England winters...

ParsonsKellogg broadens promotional horizons toward e-commerce

Fastest Growing Companies | $25M-$75M | 2nd place CEO (or equivalent): Thomas P. Kellogg III, founder and president 2017 Revenue: $37,745,617 2015 Revenue: $20,867,066 Revenue growth: 80.9%ParsonsKellogg has...

Starkweather & Shepley focuses expansion on improving client service

Fastest Growing Companies | $25M-$75M | 4th place CEO (or equivalent): Lawrence E. Keefe 2017 Revenue: $55,000,00 2015 Revenue: $45,238,000 Revenue growth: 21.6%East Providence-based Starkweather & Shepley Insurance...
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