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The latest plan to overhaul Providence’s controversial development property tax incentives restarts the debate over whether elected officials should approve individual deals or not. more
Brown University junior Sophie Purdom, an environmental economist, was sharing tea with a fellow student and geologist in the kitchen at the Building for Environmental Research and Teaching in late October, when their conversation took a productive turn. more
Michael J. Black had a problem in 2011 that no president of a sign-manufacturing company wants to have: the signs he was shipping couldn’t make it to customers without being damaged. more
Maybe it’s just me, but several times this past week I’ve been frustrated by annoying lapses in service at businesses I frequent often. I was overcharged and promised a quick fix that never happened. I came to pick up an order and waited forever while the clerk helped someone else who’d come in after me. And in another case, my detailed explanation of how a split order should be handled seemed to mean nothing. more
David Foster, who sold his condo in Chicago last month, isn’t plugged into Capitol Hill’s political games. But he has banked the financial future of his family on Congress accomplishing at least one thing during the post-election session: Renewing the expired Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act so that he and his wife and three young children aren’t crushed by unaffordable taxes next year on the $100,000 his lender agreed to cancel as part of a short sale. more
One businessman, speaking to another sitting at a bar, says “I’ve made fortunes, lost fortunes … luckily they were others people’s fortunes.” more
John Finn, of Finn Wealth Management was recently recognized as a Five Star Wealth Manager by Five Star Professional, a third-party research firm. Finn was evaluated on 10 key factors, including client retention rates and client assets administered and he holds a distinction that is awarded to less than 7 percent of wealth managers in a market. Finn has nearly 30 years of experience in retirement, estate and business planning. He holds the chartered financial consultant and chartered life underwriter designation from American College, Bryn Mawr and he holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Rhode Island. more
A R.I. Department of Education report released this month found nearly all of the state’s teachers and educational administrators rated as “effective” or better in evaluations for the 2013-2014 school year. more
The State Planning Council last week delayed a vote on a new economic-development plan for the state, to give House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and his staff more time to review it. The decision came after a handful of state lawmakers voiced opposition to the 181-page document, which was two years in the making. more
John Canale has been promoted to director of business development in the Western United States at Blount Fine Foods Inc. In his new role, Canale will be responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing and account management in this territory. more
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