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The U.S. chalked up its largest trade deficit since March 2012 as a jump in merchandise imports in January exceeded a smaller gain in shipments overseas. more
The effort to replace Obamacare faces increasing challenges, the more it is subjected to the harsh light of scrutiny. more
Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza was scheduled to meet with state legislators Monday to discuss legislative priorities, which included a bill to tax certain properties owned by nonprofits and another aimed at increasing the hotel tax. more
President Donald Trump signed an order restricting entry into the U.S. by people from six predominantly Muslim countries, reviving a signature initiative of his presidency that stalled in the face of court challenges, sparked global protests and prompted dissent by some of his advisers. more
(Updated 4:02 p.m.) With new forms of opiates now available in Rhode Island, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin wrote on Monday to R.I. Department of Health Director Nicole Alexander-Scott to urge her to immediately add certain chemical analogs to the Uniformed Controlled Substances Act, according to a statement from his office. more
President Donald Trump’s immigration stance has begun to discourage foreign visits to major U.S. cities, threatening to cost billions of dollars and thousands of jobs. more
Undocumented immigrants pay $31.2 million in state and local taxes in Rhode Island, according to a study released Friday by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank that works on state and federal tax policy issues. more
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said an interest-rate increase would “likely be appropriate” at the central bank’s upcoming meeting if employment and inflation continue to meet policymakers’ expectations. more
SWANSEA – Town officials recently toured a 12-acre site at the Swansea Mall, where officials are considering a proposed affordable-housing project, The Herald News reported Feb. 27. Mall owners separated the site from their retail space a year … more
PROVIDENCE – With Rhode Island schools needing nearly $2 billion in repairs, a group of policymakers and labor leaders is calling on state lawmakers to find ways to increase funding for construction-related projects in the coming years, WPRI-TV … more
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