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FM Global: Equipment failures a leading cause of property losses for...

JOHNSTON – Equipment breakdowns now rival fire loss in both frequency and severity of commercial property insurance claims, according to a new analysis of...
TECH SUPPORT: Terrence Boylan, left, CEO of PacketLogix, specializing in highly responsive information technology support, consulting and managed IT services, works with client Charles Antone, chief operating officer for Building Enclosure Science.
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Automation increases vulnerability to hacks

At a recent Rhode Island Manufacturers Association breakfast, Cooley Group President and CEO Daniel R. Dwight listened as the roughly 500 attendees were asked...
HAIL DAMAGE COSTS in the United States have elevated significantly since 2008. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

FM Global and others identify increasing hail damage costs since 2008

BOSTON – In 2008, the year the stock market crashed and Barack Obama won the presidency, the United States was hit with a weather...
CVS RANKED NO .8 on the 2019 Fortune 500 . / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

4 R.I. companies place on 2019 Fortune 500 list

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island companies made the 2019 Fortune 500 list while seven Rhode Island companies were among the Fortune 1000, according to...
FM GLOBAL, a mutual insurance company based in Johnston, released its annual report Tuesday that ranks the best places around the world to do business, based on analysis of a number of categories. / COURTESY FM GLOBAL

FM Global: East Coast ranks No. 22 among best places for...

JOHNSTON – What’s the best country in the world to do business? That would be Norway, according to this year’s FM Global Resilience Index.Released...

FM Global invests $250K in Mass. startup AirWorks Solutions

JOHNSTON – FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers, has invested $250,000 in AirWorks Solutions, a Boston-based startup developing aerial-mapping software...
FM GLOBAL had its “A+” financial-strength rating affirmed by A.M. Best on Feb. 28.

FM Global gets ‘superior’ grade from rating agency A.M. Best

JOHNSTON – FM Global has become the latest insurer with ties to Rhode Island to have its “superior” financial-strength rating affirmed by credit rating...
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Five Questions With Deanna Fidler

5Q: Deanna Fidler | Senior vice president, chief human resources officer, FM Global1. What are some of the functions of human resources that...
BETTER THAN EXPECTED: Adrien Hebert, left, co-owner and chief financial officer, speaks with Bob Laferriere, operations manager, at Trans-Tex, a company in Cranston that makes lanyards, sports merchandise, small-equipment pieces and other items. Hebert said business in January was better than expected.
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Business costs are rising but owners still confident in growth plans,...

Most Rhode Island businesses are doing well and have positive outlooks for themselves and the economy for 2019, though their confidence is not quite...

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...
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