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NAVIGANT CREDIT UNION reported $2 billion in total assets and $5 million in net income after the first quarter of the new fiscal year./COURTESY NAVIGANT CREDIT UNION

Almost half of Rhode Island-based credit unions reported 1Q gains in...

PROVIDENCE – Nearly half of Rhode Island-based credit unions saw gains both in total assets and in net income through the first quarter on...
RHODE ISLAND RANKED No. 8 in the country in overall senior health in America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2018. / COURTESY UNITED HEALTH FOUNDATION

Report: R.I. ranks 3rd in N.E. for overall senior health

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island’s overall environment for seniors has improved since last year, ranking high in percentage of high-quality nursing home beds, Supplemental Nutrition...
CARE NEW ENGLAND and Partners HealthCare have announced the companies have signed a definitive agreement, with an open-ended, exclusive letter of intent to merge.

CNE and Partners sign merger agreement, Brown drops objection

PROVIDENCE — Care New England Health System and Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts have signed a definitive agreement to merge, moving ahead in the process...
ALL 25 Qualified Opportunity Zones nominated by Rhode Island to the U.S. Department of Treasury and the IRS were approved. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

All 25 R.I. ‘Qualified Opportunity Zones’ approved by feds

PROVIDENCE – All 25 areas that Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and the R.I. Commerce Corp. submitted for designation as “Qualified Opportunity Zones” were approved...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. has approved $14.66 million in incentives over 10 years for four companies, which Commerce RI expects will add $118 million in new revenue for the state over 15 years. Above, Jesse Saglio, the chief operating officer and president of R.I. Commerce Corp, at left, and Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, at a recent meeting of the Commerce board. / PBN FILEPHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Commerce RI authorizes $14.7M in incentives for companies’ expansion, relocation plans

PROVIDENCE – State officials authorized up to $14,655,000 in incentives Monday intended to attract two new companies to Rhode Island and encourage two existing...
EPIVAX HAS WON a $324,000 grant to develop a web tool that will quickly determine whether Pompe disease patients are at risk for an immune response to enzyme replacement therapy.

EpiVax wins $324K NIH grant to improve Pompe disease treatment

PROVIDENCE — EpiVax Inc. has received a $324,980 Small Business Innovation Research grant to continue development of a web-based test for people at risk...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR and Training reported that the state's unemployment rate remained at 4.5 percent while 900 jobs were added month to month and 5,600 jobs year over year. / COURTESY RIDLT

Unemployment holds steady at 4.5 percent as job additions shine in...

PROVIDENCE – While the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.5 percent in April, 900 jobs were added in the state since March,...
AT A BREAKFAST hosted by the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, R.I. House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello said the legislature had a new framework for the PawSox deal. / COURTESY U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION/RYAN BRISSETTE

Mattiello addresses PawSox deal progress at Chamber breakfast

(Updated at 3:23 p.m.)LINCOLN – During an “eggs and issues” breakfast hosted by the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello...
CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP announced that it will launch Citizens Access, a direct-to-consumer digital platform in the third quarter of 2018, offering FDIC-insured deposit products that will be separate from Citizens Bank. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

Citizens to launch online-only digital deposit platform Citizens Access

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc. will launch a nationwide direct-to-consumer digital platform called Citizens Access, an online-only platform offering Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.-insured...
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT has overturned the federal law that barred gambling on individual sporting events in most of the country. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Federal sports-wagering ban overturned by U.S. Supreme Court

NEW YORK - The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal law that bars gambling on individual sporting events in most of the country,...
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