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Work to be done on biz climate

No one likes to be last. So, it is not surprising that some state leaders dismissed a recent WalletHub report that ranked Rhode Island...
COFFEE TALK: David Levesque, owner of Brewed Awakenings Coffeehouse LLC, speaks with customer Jenna Shehadeh at the Brewed ­Awakenings Johnston location. 
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R.I.’s dreary business-climate rep proving tough to shake

David Levesque says he’s ready to expand his coffee shop business, but he cringes at the thought of what he’ll have to go through...
SAVING EARLY: Frank Giorgio, vice president of investments and business development at Lax & Co. LLC in Warwick, advises clients to enroll in 401(k) and 403(b) plans when available. Under the Secure 2.0 Act, most companies will have to auto-enroll new employees into these plans. 
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Secure 2.0 Act could help workers save for retirement

For around half of Americans, retirement isn’t as restful as its moniker implies – if they can achieve retirement at all. “We do deal with...

Endurance Wealth Management ranked among top 100 financial advisory firms

PROVIDENCE – Endurance Wealth Management, which merged with Boston-based boutique investment advisory and wealth management firm Crestwood Advisors Group LLC earlier this month, has...

Every legislative action can influence R.I.’s business ranking

To the Editor: The recent CNBC report on the business friendliness of each of the 50 states clearly demonstrates that national analysts pay close attention...
PRESSURED: Cranston Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins succeeded in persuading the owners of a new golfing complex to drop their preferred name for Topgolf Rhode Island.
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Cranston mayor shows why state lags in business friendliness

Cranston Mayor Kenneth J. Hopkins scored one for the locals by persuading the owners of a large golfing complex under construction in the city...

R.I. ranks No. 45 on CNBC’s 2023 top states for business...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 45 among all states for the second straight year in CNBC’s “America’s Top States for Business 2023" rankings...

Lauren Brennan

2022 40 Under Forty Awards Lauren Brennan, 39 Vice president of wealth management, UBS Financial Services Inc. How has COVID-19 changed your industry? It changed the way...

R.I. ranks No. 46 on CNBC’s state business rankings

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranks No. 46 among all states in CNBC’s "America’s Top States for Business 2021" rankings released Tuesday. The Ocean State was...
RATINGS REDUX: Another two business-climate rankings have given Rhode Island failing grades. Should they be taken seriously?
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Business rankings should be taken with salt, but not ignored

Talk about taking it on the chin. In two national surveys published since the beginning of July, Rhode Island ranked last in the nation in...
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