Financial Services

It’s about more than accounting

There is more to being a good accountant than accounting. At least that's the message that Bryant University had been getting from employers. In response,...

Warwick to join free BCBSRI wellness plan

WARWICK – Mayor Scott Avedisian Friday announced the city will participate in Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s MuniBlue health-management service.Under...
TOMAS AVILA leads a class at the R.I.
Small Business Development Center to help Hispanics launch or expand their companies. /

‘Primer Paso’ a first step for Hispanic firms

Latinos are the fastest-growing segment of Rhode Island entrepreneurs. To get a sense of the issues they face, Providence Business News is...

Local credit unions join national branch network

Members of three Rhode Island credit unions can now walk into one of more than 2,200 credit union branches in 46 states and, with...
PBN Photo from Jan. 7, 1991
Shortly after his inauguration in January 1991, Gov. Bruce Sundlun, above, second from right, ordered several credit unions to close. Below, an angry depositor expressed
his concerns to state officials at a meeting.

Credit union crisis shook R.I., left deep scars

Throngs of angry depositors gathered in the parking lot outside of Woonsocket’s Marquette Credit Union in the summer of 1991. Like thousands of Rhode...
PBN front page from Nov. 3, 2003Fleet Rhode Island headquarters in Providence on Oct. 27, the day it was announced the the bank would be aquired

Change has been constant in R.I. banking scene

In just three years, a sign in front of a bank on Wakefield’s Main Street bore three different names. First it was Rhode Island...

Verizon launches wellness guide

Aiming to help consumers navigate the world of health care, Verizon has consolidated listings in a new "Health and Wellness Guide" in the Verizon...

Fed raises rate to 1.25 percent,<br> maintains ‘measured’ pace

Federal Reserve policy-makers raised the U.S. benchmark interest rate by a quarter-point to 1.25 percent and reiterated that further increases can come at a "measured'' pace, as...

If you want to get out, prepare for the best results

In this time of economic hardship, many small businesses want to sell out. But smart business owners are holding on, say brokers and other...

Library Notes

They don’t teach it in school, but it can be one of the most important lessons children can learn: How to earn, save and...
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