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KITCHEN CAMARADERIE: BankNewport employees, from left, Katie Upham, Cindy Cunningham, Lesley Behan, Katie Blight, Isabel Tiagno and Dan Silverman help prepare meals for people...

First PACE loan given to new construction in Rhode Island

PROVIDENCE – The first ever Property Assessed Clean Energy loan has been made for a new construction project in Rhode Island, according to Twain...
THE VOLUNTEER Income Tax Assistance program, managed by United Way of Rhode Island and Citizens Bank, saved taxpayers $27 million in Rhode Island in 2019.

VITA saves taxpayers $27M in 2019

PROVIDENCE – The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program helped save taxpayers in the state $27 million in 2019, United Way of Rhode Island said...
FITCH RATINGS affirmed Lifespan's 2016 revenue bonds at a BBB+ rating, but downgraded the rating outlook from stable to negative following weak financial results.

Fitch affirms Lifespan bond rating but downgrades outlook to negative

PROVIDENCE – Fitch Ratings downgraded their outlook for Lifespan Corp. from stable to negative, while affirming the health system’s revenue bond rating of BBB+,...

Mansfield Bank signs merger agreement with Bridgewater Savings Bank

MANSFIELD – Mansfield Bank and Bridgewater Savings Bank have signed a merger agreement, the banks announced last week. Both boards of directors have approved the...

Five Questions With: Maureen Kerrigan

RBC Wealth Management financial adviser Maureen Kerrigan was recently awarded the company's Gail Winslow Award, which recognizes women at the firm who demonstrate exemplary...

Report: Rhode Island middle of the pack for credit card debt...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has the No. 29 highest credit card debt burden in the country, according to a report from CreditCards.com last week. The...

Washington Trust announces stock buyback program

WESTERLY – Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. is seeking to repurchase up to 850,000 shares, or 5%, of the company’s outstanding common stock over the...
BANK OF AMERICA is expanding its commission-free trade offerings by giving unlimited free stock trades to all customers on its Merrill Edge Self-Directed platform. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JIN LEE

BofA expands free trading to legions of Merrill Edge customers

NEW YORK – Bank of America Corp. is expanding commission-free trading - again. The lender said it will give unlimited free stock trades to all...

Cherrystone Angel Group gives early green light to 3 ventures

PROVIDENCE – Three out of seven hopeful innovators received encouragement during a recent pitch night hosted by Cherrystone Angel Group. Seven early-stage ventures, including health...
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