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Consumer credit rises 3% in December

WASHINGTON – Consumer credit rose in December as consumers took out more non-mortgage loans, but the rate of borrowing slowed, according to today’s statistical...
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William McQuaid

William McQuaid has been named general agent for MassMutual Financial Group, responsible for management of the company's East Providence operations. He joined MassMutual in...
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Stefani Tashjian Gallagher

Stefani Tashjian Gallagher has joined Park Row Associates as a client consultant. She will provide underwriting support and analysis for group health insurance customers,...
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Paula C. Pais

Paula C. Pais was recently promoted to vice president for marketing, planning and administration for the Rhode Island market at Sovereign Bank. In her...
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Bruce R. Hrovat

Bruce R. Hrovat has been named executive vice president and director of operations for Citizens Services Group, the enterprise technology and operations division of...

Providence Singers establish their first endowment

The Providence Singers' board of trustees has set up its first endowment, The Wachner Fund for New Music, established with $100,000 raised during former...
RALPH MANGIARELLI JR. sold the Johnston place where he has his fruit store last year and invested the proceeds in top-tier commercial properties outside Rhode Island. /

Investors finding there is prosperity in numbers<br> <i>Property ‘exchanges’ provide big deal...

Ralph Mangiarelli Jr. has owned investment property for almost three decades, starting with a small building in Johnston that housed his produce store –...
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Don’t explain – just learn from past mistakes

Wealth management is messy stuff. The problem is that most financial matters are not just objective numbers on a piece of paper; rather they...

JRC reaches deal to sell R.I. dailies and weeklies

Journal Register Co. selling its nine Rhode Island publications had nothing to do with the $700 million debt the company has incurred over the...

Alliance aims to update, expand RIEDC offerings

The R.I. Economic Development Corporation and The Urban Revitalization Fund (TURF) announced a new alliance last week that they said will strengthen and better...
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