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CITIZENS BANK has been sued by a federal commission on behalf of a former employee for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SCOTT EISEN

Federal commission alleges violation of the ADA by Citizens Bank in...

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued Citizens Bank N.A. in U.S. District Court in Rhode Island for allegedly violating the...
PROVIDENCE City Council and Mayor Jorge O. Elorza are still at odds over their proposals for the city's fiscal 2020 budget. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Providence City Council and Elorza at odds over budget

PROVIDENCE – The Providence City Council Finance Committee approved a $770 million budget for fiscal 2020 over the weekend that among other things includes...
FOR THE THIRD TIME in the last seven years, PBN.com has been judged to be one of the best three websites for business publications by the Alliance of Area Business Publishers.

PBN garners 3 awards in national biz pub competition

ATLANTA – For the third time in the last seven years, PBN.com was judged to be one of the three best websites for business...
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY has passed a $10 billion budget for fiscal year 2020. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

R.I. General Assembly passes $10B FY2020 budget

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Senate voted to approve a $10 billion fiscal year 2020 state budget late Thursday evening in a 30-8 vote. The...
THE SPENCER PROVIDENCE LLC proposal, first introduced a year ago, has been rejected for Parcel 2 and 5 by the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission. / COURTESY I-195 REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICT COMMISSION

I-195 commission to solicit new development interest for two East Side...

PROVIDENCE – The I-195 Redevelopment District Commission took the unusual step Wednesday of publicly rejecting a proposal for development on two contiguous parcels on...
CITIZENS BANK ranked well on a 2019 reputation survey conducted by American Banker and the Reputation Institute. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN

Citizens earns high praise in reputation survey report

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Bank ranked No. 3 for reputation with customers among 40 United States retail bank operations in the 2019 American Banker/Reputation Institute...
PERSONAL INCOME paid in Rhode Island grew at one of the slowest rates in the nation in the first quarter. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

R.I. personal income increases at 1.7% annualized rate in Q1

PROVIDENCE – Personal income in Rhode Island increased at a seasonally-adjusted, annualized rate of 1.7% in the first quarter of 2019 over the fourth...
THE R.I. COMMERCE CORP. board of directors is scheduled to meet Monday evening to consider $1.9 million in incentives under the Qualified Jobs Incentives tax credit program for GEV Wind Power US LLC to create roughly 125 jobs for work that includes maintenance of the Block Island Wind Farm as well as upcoming wind energy projects. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ERIC THAYER

Commerce RI to consider $1.9M in incentives for wind turbine maintenance...

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Commerce Corp. board of directors is scheduled to meet Monday evening to consider up to an estimated $1.9 million in...
THIRTY-ONE WINNERS have been selected for the 2019 Providence Business News Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island program. The top honorees will be revealed Thursday, Aug. 8.

PBN announces 2019 Healthiest Employers

PROVIDENCE – Providence Business News has named the 31 honorees for the 2019 edition of the Healthiest Employers recognition program.The companies were judged based...

State regulators reject proposed Burrillville power plant

WARWICK – Rhode Island utilities regulators on Thursday turned down the controversial plan by a Chicago-based energy conglomerate to build a $1 billion power...
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