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Providence Mutual keeps employees engaged

When you’ve been around for 207 years, you learn a thing or two – not only about how to build a successful, client-focused company,...
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Edward Jones employees are proud of the firm

Like most businesses, Edward Jones puts customers first, and the whole staff knows the worldwide brokerage firm’s priorities. “The company is structured as a partnership,”...
NATIONWIDE Mutual Insurance Co. touts the long tenure of its employees as a sign that it is an excellent place to work. /

Nationwide puts itself on the side of workers

One of the surest signs that an employer is doing something right is long-tenured employees, so Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. must be on the...
A NATIONWIDE DECLINE in the number of people who have insurance through their workplace is behind the rise in the number of uninsured, the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute said in an analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources. /

R.I. avoids decline in insured

Nationally, the news was bad: From 2005 to 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau said, the number of people without health insurance rose from 44.8...

South County, Westerly hospitals <br> consider joining forces

Top executives from South County and Westerly hospitals, both grappling with mounting financial difficulties, say they are considering the possibility of joining forces. Talks between...

SBA works to ‘streamline,’ expedite loan approvals

The top managers of the U.S. Small Business Administration told a gathering of lenders and SBA staffers in Newport last week that they are...
PUTTING on an indoor green is one of several exercise activities offered at Cornerston Adult Services. /

A helping hand to keep elders with their families

Linda Reynolds did not make the choice lightly. Her husband, Fred, had been struggling with Parkinson’s disease for several years, and she’d cared for...

Deadline looming for SBA help for mill fire

BOSTON – Businesses, nonprofits and residents whose property was damaged by the Bernat Mill Complex fire in Uxbridge have until Sept. 21 to submit...

Bush announces plan to aid homeowners

WASHINGTON – The stock market rebounded this morning on news that President George W. Bush would announce steps to help people with subprime mortgages...
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Mass. foreclosure notices more than double

BOSTON – Foreclosure petitions and auction announcements in Massachusetts surged last month, according to the latest figures from The Warren Group. Compared with July...
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