Financial Services

Phishers hit commercial customers

The e-mail has all the appearances of being helpful. “We are sorry to inform that the fraudulents with the accounts at our bank have recently...

Washington Trust backs URI investment course

WESTERLY – The Washington Trust Co.’s Charitable Foundation has made a five-year, $100,000 commitment to support University of Rhode Island finance students enrolled in...
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With VC, you always keep an eye on the exit

This is the final in a three-part series designed to educate business owners on sources of capital for fast-growth businesses. As a venture capital investor,...
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Annuities can be good but they have issues

Annuities can be a great retirement funding vehicle, but they are not without drawbacks. An article in The Wall Street Journal in July pointed...
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New ways to manage your books

Dear Dan: We’re growing, and our original methods of bookkeeping, invoicing, tracking inventory, customer service or you name it no longer work very well....

Allow Blue Cross to build downtown

When Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island announced that it wanted to build its new headquarters next to the Waterplace condominiums in...

SCHIP veto exposes mistaken assumptions

In only his fourth veto, President George W. Bush struck down a bill to reauthorize and expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, which...

Divesting adjusts R.I.’s risk sends message in Darfur

As the general treasurer of Rhode Island, I manage Rhode Island’s pension fund, which encompasses the pension systems of state employees, teachers and many...

Coventry Credit Union confirms Gingell as CEO

COVENTRY – The board of directors of Coventry Credit Union has confirmed the appointment of Richard J. Gingell as the institution’s CEO. He had...

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