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Washington Trust 1Q profit dips 1.6% to $6.0M

WESTERLY – Washington Trust Bancorp. Inc. (Nasdaq GM: WASH), parent of The Washington Trust Co., today posted a first-quarter profit of $6.0 million diluted...
THE SIGN outside the credit union's old headquarters in Central Falls, in 1955. /

CUCF becomes Navigant Credit Union

SMITHFIELD – Credit Union Central Falls, a $1.03 billion financial institution with branches in six cities and towns across northern Rhode Island, ...
SPi-DOG - an i-Dog music toy available in black, above, or classic Spidey red and blue - is among the Marvel-related merchandise. /

Hasbro nets $32.9M profit as 1Q sales surge 34%

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. today posted a first-quarter profit of $32.9 million or 19 cents per diluted share, compared with a loss of $4.9...
A MAP of the Capital Center district shows the proposed site for a new Blue Cross headquarters, behind the former American Express building near Waterplace Park. /

Blue Cross HQ plans criticized

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island says it plans to build a new headquarters in downtown Providence, on Parcel 2 of Capital...
FORECLOSURES of homes such as this one in Plano, Texas, are on the rise nationwide. The subprime market's implosion is affecting Rhode Islanders as well. /

Subprime mess hits homeowners in R.I.

Philip Campbell, director of marketing and information at Rhode Island Housing, says he stresses one thing with home loans: education. “They better understand the...
RISD'S Fleet Library, carved out of the former Rhode Island Hospital Trust banking hall, has won an architectural award. /

RISD library earns AIA, ALA kudos<br> for historic preservation

Efforts made to preserve the historic architecture of Rhode Island School of Design’s year-old Fleet Library, which was carved out of a former banking...

St. Joseph’s targets public in United contract fight

You could say St. Joe’s started it. After all, it was the Roman Catholic health care system that sent out a press release vowing...

Online auto insurance purchases rose 58% in 2006

More consumers than ever are buying auto insurance online, according to the “2007 Online Automobile Insurance Report,” released this month by comScore Inc. Online...

Allstate raises rates on Miss. homeowners

Allstate Corp., the second-largest home and auto insurer in the U.S., will raise rates for Mississippi homeowner policies by an average of 30 percent to...

Allstate must pay $2.06M to Louisiana homeowner

Allstate Corp., losing its first jury verdict over Hurricane Katrina damage, has been ordered to pay $2.06 million to a Louisiana homeowner who alleged...
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