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In Rhode Island those who work in law enforcement are all too often treated with disdain and blamed for everything from taxes to speeding tickets. more
To the Editor: In a recent article (“Allens Avenue bizs move to keep out mixed use,” May 26, 2014), Providence Business News reported that Allens Avenue business owners were against mixed-use development along the Allens Avenue waterfront. more
As the General Assembly considers which bond measures to place on the ballot in the fall, it is important to include the $40 million bond for a new transportation center/RIPTA bus hub at Providence’s Amtrak station. more
Kickstarter, the service whose name has become synonymous with crowdfunding, has simplified its rules and will cut down on vetting projects. This controversial move is designed to reinforce a truth the current money-oriented startup community keeps forgetting: If an idea is crazy and unfeasible, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be funded. more
In the hoopla over whether Thomas Piketty’s data on growing global inequality are correct, an important question about how to address the problem has been obscured. Piketty describes his own global wealth-tax idea as more of a “useful utopia” than a practical policy suggestion. Is there anything more plausible that can be done? more
Meeting face to face is a critical element in building relationships, so some banks, including Bank of America and Savings Institute Bank & Trust, are expanding the use of videoconferencing to maintain one-on-one conversations among employees in different locations and to offer customers an opportunity to meet with specialists, such as mortgage loan officers. more
Director of general surgery at Roger Williams Medical Center talks about his weight-loss surgery work. more
Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC, Britain’s largest taxpayer owned bank, has given “unacceptable” returns to shareholders, CEO Ross McEwan said. more
Banks stand to lose as much as $4.5 billion in annual revenue as regulations aimed at improving financial stability alter how interest-rate swaps are bought and sold, according to a report from McKinsey & Co. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for a weekly drop, as DuPont Co. slid after cutting its earnings forecast while utilities and consumer shares led gains. more
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