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SEC looks at mutual fund fees

Many people have never heard of the Rule 12b-1 fee, but it took an $11.8-billion bite out of investors’ assets last year – and...

Amgen seeks applicants for teaching awards

WEST GREENWICH – Amgen is inviting local teachers to submit applications for the 17th annual Amgen Award for Science Teaching Excellence. The awards program,...
Thomas M. Ryan, left, president and CEO of CVS Caremark Corp., succeeds Mac Crawford, right, as board chairman. Above, both men address the media last fall in New York, before the CVS-Caremark Rx merger. /

Ryan takes over as chair of CVS Caremark board

Thomas M. Ryan, 55, last week was named chairman of the board at CVS Caremark Corp., effective immediately, and will continue to serve as...

Take a bow for latest URI groundbreaking

The groundbreaking last week for the Undersea Exploration Center on the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay Campus is a reminder that there are...

Consider legal options to avoid taxes, delays

If you are a business owner who has done some estate planning, you probably have a will designating an executor to administer your estate...
CHARLIE BRENNER, founder of the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology and a senior vice president at Fidelity Investments, speaks about innovation in the industry. /

Tax climate still seen as obstacle to sector’s growth

Leaders of the local financial services industry last week warned that, while growth in that sector has been strong, many more steps must be...

Metro Motor Group adds 2 franchises in Johnston

JOHNSTON – Metro Motor Group has acquired two Cranston-based automotive franchises, the former Puritan Chrysler and La Polla’s Jeep, and moved both to Johnston...

Innovating in health and wellness

MEDport LLC – a Providence-based consumer products development company that specializes in medical and wellness accessories – honors the tragedy that marks...

In deregulation, Verizon’s gain will be business’ loss

At my plumbing business, we’re on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. That’s because our clients won’t accept slow service during...

Nixon Peabody exec focuses on environment

Karen Greenbaum has been named chief operating officer and managing director at Nixon Peabody. Greenbaum has more than 25 years of operations experience from...
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