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Travis named president of Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants

CRANSTON – Melissa D. Travis has been named president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants.Travis previously was director of commercial sales...
THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION has made Economic Injury Disaster Loans available to small businesses and nonprofits affected by the Aquidneck Island gas outage.

SBA offers disaster assistance to small businesses, nonprofits affected by Aquidneck...

NEWPORT – The U.S. Small Business Administration has made low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans available to Rhode Island small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small...
BANK OF AMERICA analysts predicted that a real deal with China on tariffs and full access to China markets by U.S. firms could cause a S&P 500 rally of 5-10 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/RON ANTONELLI

BofA says a `real’ trade deal could vault S&P 500 to...

NEW YORK - With stocks rallying this year amid signs of nascent progress in China-United States trade talks, investors may be inclined to conclude...
THE RHODE ISLAND Infrastructure Bank has announced $2.85 million in principal forgiveness financing for major water system improvements in the Burrillville villages of Harrisville and Oakland, following the discovery of water contamination.

RIIB provides forgiveness financing in Burrillville following discovery of water contamination

BURRILLVILLE - The Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank announced Friday it will provide $2.85 million in principal forgiveness financing for major water system improvements in the...

There’s nothing wrong with stronger banks

Must a safer banking system inevitably be less dynamic? Judging from the experience of the U.S. and Europe since the 2008 financial crisis, not...

U.S. can take on a lot more debt

For many years, respected macroeconomists scolded countries that failed to reduce their debt levels. The International Monetary Fund, whose job it is to lend...

Forbes: Citizens, FM Global, Hasbro named Best Employers for Diversity in...

PROVIDENCE – Three Rhode Island-based companies have been named to the Forbes Best Employers for Diversity 2019 list.Citizens Financial Group Inc. in Providence was...

Free tax preparation services available for Rhode Islanders

CRANSTON – Free tax-filing preparation services for Rhode Islanders with income of $55,000 or less last year is available at 24 sites serving all...

Five Questions With: Hasan Ali

Hasan Ali works out of Bristol County Savings Bank’s new loan office at 300 Jefferson Blvd. in Warwick, which opened in September. As senior...

Fed finalizes changes to bank stress tests

PROVIDENCE – The Federal Reserve board recently finalized changes to stress tests for the nation’s largest and most complex banks that it said will...
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