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CVS and Aetna Worry About UnitedHealth as Well as Amazon

Amazon warehouse facility

As soon as news surfaced last week about the potential merger of CVS Health and Aetna, all eyes turned to the looming threat from Amazon. ...

RIEMA Awarded National Accreditation from Emergency Management Accreditation Program

Peter Gaynor

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency has been awarded national accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).

Westerly Community Credit Union to Open in Wakefield in 2018

Westerly Community Credit Union Rendering by DRL Architects

Westerly Community Credit Union is coming to Wakefield. The new branch will be located at 4979 Tower Hill Road in Wakefield and is expected to...

MEDIA: Shake Up in Boston Sports Radio, Re-Apply for Your Job & Billionaire Closes Co. After Union

Broadcasters will no longer need to have local facilities under FCC change

You're going to need a scorecard. This week media across New England and the country exploded in financial implosions, missed debt payments, dramatic closures,...

Smart Benefits: Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment - What You Need to Know

Affordable Care Act open enrollment started November 1. For those interested in marketplace health insurance, here are five things to remember:

UMass Dartmouth to Host Maritime Innovations Conference

Dr. Steve Lohrenz

UMass Dartmouth’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship will host its annual Maritime Innovations Conference.

Memorial Hospital Submits Application for Closure with RI Department of Health

Memorial Hospital has submitted its application for closure to the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Magaziner Defends RI’s TIAA Investments While Controversy Grows

A recent New York Times story has raised serious questions about financial giant TIAA — a company that Rhode Island has investments in of nearly $700...

Forum on Siting Renewable Energy to be Held at RIC

Forum on Siting Renewable Energy to be Held at RIC

The Environmental Council of Rhode Island, the Renewable Now Network, and Rhode Island College will hold a forum on the issue...

Smart Benefits: New Benefits & Retirement Plan Limits Set for 2018

On October 20, the IRS announced inflation-adjusted figures for retirement account savings for 2018. Here are some of the highlights.

Combined CVS and Aetna Will Be the 2nd Largest Company by Revenue in America

A combined CVS and Aetna company would be the second largest revenue company in the United States — at $240 billion — ahead of Apple ($215B)...

DePetro Out at WADK

John DePetro

The controversial talk show host John DePetro is out at the small Newport radio station — WADK. "He left yesterday. I have no idea why,"...

RI’s Pension Fund Earns $872 million in Past 12 months

Seth Magaziner

Rhode Island’s pension fund earned $74.3 million in the month of September and over $872 million in the last 12 months since the announcement of Treasurer...

Head of RI Black Business Association Rips Raimondo and Commerce for Lack of Support

Lisa Ranglin, RIBBA

Lisa Ranglin, head of the RI Black Business Association took to social media and voiced her frustration about the lack of support from Governor Gina...

Rhode Island Ranked Among Least Friendly States for Small Businesses

Rhode Island is one of the least friendly states for small businesses in the U.S. According to a survey conducted by Thumbtack, Rhode Island...

Care New England Takes Another Hit, S&P Downgrades Bonds

Care New England (CNE), one of Rhode Island’s largest private employers with more than 5,000 employees, has taken another financial blow. Last week, Prime...

Median Home Price in RI Jumps 13.1% to $261,000, According to Realtors

According to the RI Realtors association, the median price of single-family homes sold in September rose 13.1 percent from the prior year, to $261,300.

RI Ranked Among Most Energy Efficient States in U.S.

Rhode Island is the fourth most auto energy efficient state in the U.S. and overall the 6th most energy efficient state in the U...

Smart Benefits: ACA Numbers to Know for 2018

If you’re an Applicable Large Employer (ALE), keep the following numbers in mind before finalizing plan design and employer contribution details for 2018 health...

Rhode Island Loses 3,700 Jobs, MA Gains 9,300 in September

The Department of Labor and Training announced Thursday that Rhode Island lost a significant number of jobs in September — RI was down 3,700 in just...

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