Financial Services

SBA budget cuts, health care, stimulus package <br> on agenda at Congressional...

WARWICK – U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy held out hope today that President George W. Bush’s proposal to slash the U.S. Small Business Administration...
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Financial adviser named Wachovia vice president

Eileen Leonard has been named senior vice president, investment officer at Wachovia Securities. She is a financial adviser in the firm’s Providence office. Leonard...

Business partners usually split after a divorce

It is an unfortunate American reality that half of all first marriages and nearly 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. When business...
ADVANCED FINANCIAL SERVICES employees place woodchips for safety surfacing beneath the playground equipment at Abbot Court in Fall River. The company dedicates one work day per year to volunteer efforts. /

Volunteering can be good business

When thousands of CVS Caremark employees across the country participate this spring in Easter Seals’ annual walk event to raise money for children with...

FM Global awards nearly $250K for fire prevention

FM Global, a Lincoln-based company that ranks as one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, last year awarded $245,000 in fire-prevention grants ...

House OKs Lewiss bill on hospital-patient co-pays

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. House of Representatives yesterday approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Peter L. Lewiss, D-Westerly, that would require health insurance companies...

Equity firms may not complete Clear Channel deal

SAN ANTONIO – The $19.5 billion purchase of Clear Channel Communications Inc. (NYSE: CCU), parent of local radio stations WHJY-FM, WHJJ-FM, WSNE-FM and WHJJ-AM,...

Kopin posts 2007 loss of $6.55M, in last delayed filing

TAUNTON – In the year ended Dec. 29, Kopin Corp. (Nasdaq: KOPN) saw its loss triple to $6.55 million, or 10 cents per...

Fed rate cuts not reaching mortgage market

WASHINGTON – Although Federal Reserve policymakers have cut key interest rates eight times since August, shaving 3 percentage points off the benchmark federal funds...
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GDP grew at 0.6%-per-year rate in fourth quarter

WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy grew at an annual pace of 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter, unchanged from last month’s “preliminary” estimate, the...

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