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CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP, its Providence headquarters shown here, reported net income of $443 million in third quarter, up from $425 million in the previous quarter and $348 million a year earlier. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Citizens reports 27% profit growth in Q3

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Financial Group Inc., the holding company for Citizens Bank, on Friday reported a $443 million quarterly profit, or 91 cents per...
IN ITS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF DECLINE, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage points to 3.9 percent in September per the R.I. Dept. of Labor and Training. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

Slow, steady decline in unemployment stretches into September

PROVIDENCE – Continuing its slow and steady decline, the Rhode Island seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage points to 3.9 percent in September,...
A RENDERING of a new commercial building, The Nightingale, has entered the site preparation phase. This rendering shows the building in relation to existing buildings. / COURTESY CORNISH ASSOCIATES.

Site work for new commercial building, The Nightingale, begins in Providence

PROVIDENCE – A $52 million project that will place a six-story building on a city block downtown has entered the pre-construction phase, with the...

RIDE receives $2.5M to improve student behavioral outcomes, learning conditions

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Education received a $2.5 million federal School Climate Transformation grant to expand programs that address social, emotional and...
THE CURRENT CONDITIONS INDEX for Rhode Island in July was 67, the lowest recorded value for the year so far, following revisions to July CCI measurements. / COURTESY LEONARD LARDARO

August CCI reflects lowest value of the year

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – Following July revisions, eight points were lost month to month in the August Current Conditions Index as the measure declined to...
PROVIDENCE EARNED a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Municipal Equality Index. / COURTESY HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

Providence scores perfect on HRC’s LGBTQ equality index

PROVIDENCE – The Providence city government earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign’s  2018 Municipal Equality Index, a measure of ways that...
NEARLY 200 guests attended PBN's 2018 Cybersecurity Summit Thursday, featuring two panels on the growing dangers of cybersecurity threats to businesses and what to do about them.

Panelists at PBN Cybersecurity Summit warn threats are growing

WARWICK — While there is an increased awareness about hackers and cyber breaches from last year coinciding with educational efforts put forth to various...
ANTITRUST REGULATORS approved the CVS Health's planned acquisition of Aetna Wednesday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS-Aetna deal is given go-ahead by U.S. antitrust regulators

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. can go ahead with their about $68 billion deal, the Justice Department said, clearing the...

Nordstrom shuttering Providence Place store

PROVIDENCE – Nordstrom Inc. will close its Providence Place mall location on Jan. 5, the company announced Tuesday.The closure marks the second anchor-store lost...
MEDLEY GENOMICS won the Get Started Rhode Island Pitch Competition Thursday. Above, from left, Ross Nelson, vice president, Cox Business; Patrice Milos, president and CEO, Medley Genomics; and Ken Kraft, senior vice president of marketing and sales operations, Cox Business. / COURTESY COX BUSINESS

Medley Genomics wins Get Started RI pitch competition

PROVIDENCE - Medley Genomics, a data analytics company focused on tumor cells and creating targeted and personalized cancer treatments, won the Get Started Rhode Island...
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