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Survey: Banks at risk of losing customers to technology firms

PROVIDENCE – A new survey of 152,000 consumers found that traditional banks are failing to keep up with direct banks, such as USAA and...

Don’t blame Amazon, Apple for today’s expensive market

The highest-valued stock in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, based on this year’s expected earnings, is not Amazon.com Inc., Netflix Inc. or any...

AAA: CarPlay, Android Auto less distracting than built-in car systems

PROVIDENCE – Member auto-service organization AAA Northeast says Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto are less distracting to drivers than infotainment systems that come...
CVS HEALTH CORP. ranked No. 7 on the Fortune 500 list based on 2017 revenue. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

4 R.I. companies make Fortune 500 list

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island-based companies have made the Fortune 500, a list of the largest United States corporations based on 2017 revenue that...
BRENDAN COUGHLIN is president of Consumer Deposits and Lending at Citizens Bank with responsibility for consumer deposits, payments and lending businesses. / COURTESY CITIZENS BANK

Five Questions With: Brendan Coughlin

Brendan Coughlin is president of Consumer Deposits and Lending at Citizens Bank with responsibility for consumer deposits, payments and lending businesses. Product lines include...
THE SAMSUNG Galaxy S8 is one of this holiday’s popular gift requests for adults. / COURTESY SAMSUNG

Survey: Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy top gifts this holiday season

PROVIDENCE – This year’s national survey of 1,034 adults and 507 teens by Propeller Insights – on behalf of cashback shopping company Ebates –...
ACCORDING TO Decluttr.com, Americans spend about $531 annually on new tech items.

Study: Average U.S. home has $264 worth of unwanted tech

PROVIDENCE – The average U.S. household could get rid of unwanted tech items worth $264 – adding up to over $33 billion of unused...

Business Best-Sellers Dec. 1, 2017

Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff By Chip Gaines. Half of the home-flipping pair that leads the HGTV show “Fixer Upper,”...
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