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Hotel Hive Providence design approved

PROVIDENCE – A developer’s plan to create a boutique hotel from the adjoining old Providence Journal and Kresge buildings on Westminster Street has been...

HSRI: Health insurance enrollments are ahead of last year so far

PROVIDENCE — Enrollment for health care through Rhode Island’s Affordable Care Act exchange, HealthSource RI, remains ahead of last year’s signups at 11 percent...
PARTNERS HEALTHCARE has only R.I. Department of Health’s review of its intended merger with Care New England remaining before it can proceed with the deal.

FTC: No challenge for Partners, CNE merger

NEW YORK —The Federal Trade Commission is not opposing the merger of Partners HealthCare of Massachusetts and Care New England, the commission confirmed today.Betsy...
THE U.S. STOCK MARKET bounced back by Monday afternoon after plunging to start the day. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/NORIKO HAYASHI

Stocks roar back, led by rebound in tech shares

NEW YORK - Gut-wrenching volatility extended into a 12th week Monday as United States equities plunged and recovered, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average...
THE OCTOBER CCI was measured at 42, in Leonard Lardaro's most recent report. A value below 50 indicates contraction. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

CCI value falls to lowest value in more than 2 years

SOUTH KINGSTON – Falling to its lowest point in 28 months, the October Current Conditions Index declined to a value of 42, shedding 25...
LESLIE TAITO has been named CEO of Hope Global. / COURTESY HOPE GLOBAL

Hope Global names Taito CEO, De Santiago president

CUMBERLAND – Leslie Taito has been named CEO of Hope Global, succeeding Cheryl Merchant, who was recently named president of the Taco Family of...
IN THE THIRD QUARTER in Rhode Island, 5.7 percent of homeowners with mortgages were in negative equity. / COURTESY CORELOGIC

5.7 percent of R.I. mortgages underwater in Q3

PROVIDENCE – In the third quarter of 2018, 5.7 percent of all homeowners with mortgages in Rhode Island had negative equity, a 1.8 percentage-point...
PANELSTS AT PBN's Diversity & Inclusion Summit address attendees at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick. From left to right, Greg Almieda, Guillaume Bagal, Kim Barker Lee, Juan Lopera and Randy Martinez. / PBN PHOTO/ PAMELA BHATIA

PBN Diversity & Inclusion Summit discusses respect, morality, benefits of D&I

WARWICK — Panelists at the second Providence Business News Diversity & Inclusion Summit, held at the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick Wednesday, agreed that diversity and...
THE RHODE ISLAND home price index increased 5.6 percent year over year in October, 0.2 percentage points higher than the national average. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DERICK E. HINGLE

R.I. HPI increases 5.6% in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island home price index increased 5.6 percent year over year in October, tied for the second highest HPI growth rate...
CVS HEALTH CORP. was ordered by a federal judge to explain why it went ahead with closing a merger with Aetna Inc. without first getting his approval of a settlement the companies reached with the Justice Department. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

CVS ordered by U.S. judge to defend consummation of Aetna deal

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc., which completed their merger last week before getting court approval for a settlement with the...
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