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Small businesses are the bedrock of New England's economy. That's true not only in my home state of New Hampshire but all across the region. Small businesses account for nearly 96 percent of our employers. That's why it is critical for New … more
To the Editor: I read with great interest Massachusetts Bankers President Dan Forte's comments on the credit union industry and must set the record straight. The bulk of Forte's comments surround the issue of credit unions being … more
New England's rugged, iconic beauty is a key economic driver for our entire region. In the six states, the Outdoor Industry Association reports that the outdoor-recreation industry generates a total of $28.8 billion in consumer spending, creating … more
Predictably, reports last week that the French bank Societe Generale would close 20 percent of its branch offices were met with anger by a union representative, who said the plan was "scandalous and profoundly shocking because nothing justifies … more
Bankers can hardly contain their enthusiasm for new technology – from peer-to-peer lending platforms to bitcoin and blockchain. They're investing in fintech startups, and a steady stream of former bank executives is popping up at these hot, new … more
The real estate industry is now subject to new disclosure rules, courtesy of the Dodd-Frank law and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Lenders are required to make transparent and complete disclosure of the terms of mortgages – including … more
Do you feel the rising energy in Rhode Island's manufacturing community these days? It springs from a quiet confidence that companies have about their future based on projected or recently won contracts. Even though these good signs haven't … more
The political purpose behind the proposals to combat gun violence that Hillary Clinton introduced last week may be to outflank her top rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Bernie Sanders. On this issue, he's been a shrinking violet. But … more
Meredith, the 113-year-old Des Moines, Iowa-based publisher of Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle and Martha Stewart Living, has had chances over the past few years to become the world's biggest magazine company by combining with most of Time … more
Rhode Island proudly lays claim to being the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. More than 230 years ago, Samuel Slater built the nation's first water-powered textile mill in Pawtucket, thereby launching an era of rapid change in how … more
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