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THE RHODE ISLAND Manufacturers Association is hosting an event on Feb. 20 at the Providence Marriott Downtown in Providence to discuss tax reform and how manufacturers can help their businesses through research and development credits.

RIMA to hold tax reform event

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association is hosting a tax reform event on Feb. 20 in Providence.The event is called Tax Reform and...
ENTREPRENEURSHIP FOR ALL is accepting applications to participate in a pitch competition it is hosting called Sell Your Skills, which will be held March 13 in New Bedford. Winners could receive up to $1,000.

EforAll to host pitch competition in March

NEW BEDFORD – Got a business idea? Want to win some cash?Entrepreneurship for All, or EforAll, is hosting a pitch competition called Sell Your...
THE PROPOSED MERGER between CVS Health and Aetna overvalues Aetna stock by about $9 billion, according to the market. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS-Aetna merger values Aetna $9B above market

WOOSNSOCKET – With separate CVS Health and Aetna shareholders’ votes scheduled for March 13 in New York City, the companies’ proposed merger offer of...

Remember what causes a recession

Remember recessions? Those times where the stock market goes down, unemployment goes up and businesses stop investing? There was a really big one about...

Recent IRS directive simplifies R&D tax credits

Credits for research and development are among the most significant tax-reduction opportunities available to businesses. As a result, taxing authorities give R&D activities a...
RE-FOCUSED: The significant volatility of the equity markets recently has injected a needed clear-eyed evaluation of risk and reward, one that recent market calm has pushed to the back of investors’ minds.

Three lessons: Volatility can be transformed into opportunities.

The recent stocks roller-coaster reminded me of three lessons I learned many years ago as an investor in emerging markets. If well understood and...
CLARK SCHOETTLE, the longtime leader of the Providence Revolving Fund, will retire in June. / PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence Revolving Fund executive director to retire

PROVIDENCE – Clark Schoettle, the longtime leader of the Providence Revolving Fund, will retire in June, the organization announced Thursday.Schoettle has served as executive...
THE FIDELITY INVESTMENTS biennial retirement-savings study, released last week, shows the typical American saver is on target to have 80 percent of the income they need to cover retirement costs. / COURTESY FIDELITY INVESTMENTS

Report: Americans better at retirement saving, but half not on target

BOSTON – A new report shows Americans are getting better at saving for retirement, but about half are not on target to have enough...
TRAVIS ESCOBAR is president of young professionals group Millennial Rhode Island. / COURTESY MILLENNIAL RHODE ISLAND

Five Questions With: Travis Escobar

Travis Escobar is president of Millennial Rhode Island. The young professional group on Thursday is hosting a discussion with Coastway Community Bank on the...
CITIZENS BANK has launched a new student loan refinancing product, which allows parents and co-signers to consolidate and refinance student debt while their children are still in school.

Citizens offers new student loan refinancing product for parents

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Bank has launched a new student loan refinancing product specifically designed for parents.The loan, dubbed the Citizens Bank Refinance Loan for...
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