Financial Services

Broker takes wellness effort out of insurers’ hands

It’s difficult enough to get workers to participate in wellness programs, given human nature, privacy concerns, and people’s harried lives. But for an employer...

The SEC wants you to embrace XBRL

Bryant University accounting professor Saeed Roohani and his colleagues believe they are at the forefront of a revolution that will alter the way Wall...

Web registry to help states track mortgage lenders

Rhode Island will be one of the first states to join a national database aimed at keeping better track of mortgage companies, particularly ones...

Markets not yet back to normal, says Fed’s Mishkin

NEW YORK – The Federal Reserve’s actions in lowering interest rates in August and September “have helped improve conditions in several short-term funding markets...

NewportFed posts 3Q profit of $261,000

NEWPORT – Newport Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: NFSB), the parent of Newport Federal Savings Bank, today reported a third-quarter profit of $261,000 or 6 cents...

Simpatico servicing Texas EBT system

WARWICK – Simpatico Software Systems Inc. recently began providing software support services to the Texas Lone Star Electronic Benefits Transfer system, under a five-year,...

Health literacy challenge met, slowly, by R.I. project

Perhaps you’ve heard the story about the 66-year-old Pennsylvania woman who, whenever she visited her doctor’s office, would tell the office assistant that she’d...

3Q difficult for many banks

Bank Rhode Island last week posted a 39-percent year-over-year gain in its earnings for the third quarter, one of the few banks with local...
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Editorial Cartoon: Sacred Cow meets Crazy Cow

Sacred Cow meets Cash Cow A cow in a business suit, white shirt, striped tie and glasses sits behind the desk in an office with...
ELIZABETH PIEROTTI, an inventor and educator, is working to bring her innovative eyeglass design to the market. /

Creativity, a strong story seen as key to financing

It doesn’t matter what you are financing. It could be a product you invented, a startup biotechnology venture or a play you wrote and...

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