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Student loans starting to bite

It’s that time of year, when students prepare to head back to the classroom. For many taking the next step in higher education, the...
SHOPPERS USE SMARTPHONES at the Easton Town Center Mall in Columbus, Ohio.The digitally native GenZ cohort is predicted to change the face of the U.S, economy in the coming years, perhaps no more so than in the retail and cash management arenas. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Move over millennials, it’s Gen Z’s turn to kill off industries

NEW YORK – Millennials have been accused of killing so many products and industries – taxis, landlines, snail mail – that it’s become a...
VALUABLE PRODUCT: United Way of Rhode Island CEO Anthony Maione said UWRI set a fundraising goal of $260,000 from 260 new donors, but the organization has raised north of $500,000 with roughly 115 donors so far. An anonymous donation of another $500,000 has pushed the total above nearly $1 million, a sign donors see the value of UWRI, he said.  / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY


UWRI CEO Anthony Maione is retiring after 13 years at the...

For 15 years at the United Way of Rhode Island, Anthony Maione has sought to better the lives of Rhode Islanders and improve their...
CREDIT CARD USE and serious delinquencies both rose in the first quarter of 2018 compared with Q1 2017, according to TransUnion's Q1 2018 Industry Insights Report. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

TransUnion: Credit card usage, delinquency rates rise in Q1 2018

PROVIDENCE – Credit card use and serious delinquencies both rose in the first quarter of 2018 compared with Q1 2017, but experts said delinquencies...
A NEW REPORT released by the Preservation Society of Newport County and Preserve Rhode Island found that the spending of heritage tourism visitors to Rhode Island contributes $1.4 billion to the state’s economy. / COURTESY PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT AND PRESERVE RHODE ISLAND

Historic preservation contributes $1.4B to state’s tourism economy, $1.8B in construction...

PROVIDENCE — Historic preservation is an overlooked economic asset in Rhode Island, accounting for 9.8 million visitors annually and $1.8 billion in private investment...
ACCORDING TO A NEW AAA Travel study, 44 percent of millennials are planning a family vacation this year, the largest percentage among the three largest generations - baby boomers, Generation X and millennials. And among the top five international destinations is Rome. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

AAA: 44 percent of millennials are planning family vacations this year

PROVIDENCE – Joining social media, online shopping and burrito bowls is something else that is popular among millennials: family vacations.A new AAA Travel study...

Luxury clothing brands adapting to meet millennial needs

Ciao, millennials!I just came back from a whirlwind trip to Milan and Florence, Italy, where my team and I met with some of the...
RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 10 among states for highest percentage of millennials as a share of its total populous. / COURTESY BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

Report: R.I. ranks No. 10 for highest share of millennial population...

PROVIDENCE - Rhode Island was found to have the 10th-highest percentage of millennials in the nation at 24.3 percent of its total population, for...
THE PROVIDENCE-WARWICK-FALL RIVER metropolitan area ranked No. 49 in among the largest 100 metro areas in the nation for the percentage of older millennials, ages 25 to 34, who are college graduates. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL OKONIEWSKI

Report: Providence metro ranks No. 49 for older millennial college graduates

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked No. 49 among the largest metropolitan areas in the nation for percentage of millennials age 25-34,...
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The older affluent are opting to downsize, compared with the vast
swaths of square footage some of their younger counterparts
of means are after – 23 percent of them want at least 20,000. / Source: Luxury Portfolio International

Survey: Rich millennials want huge luxury homes

A new generation of affluent homebuyers powered by a surge in inherited wealth is driving the luxury-home market, demanding larger spaces and fancier finishes,...
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