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U.S. job growth slows sharply in sign of hiring struggles

WASHINGTON (AP) – America’s employers added just 266,000 jobs last month, sharply lower than in March and a sign that some businesses are struggling...

Prospect withdraws ownership-change applications after threat to close hospitals

PROVIDENCE – Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. on Friday withdrew applications under the state Hospital Conversions Act that sought to change its ownership structure, leaving...
PROSPECT MEDICAL HOLDINGS has threatened to wind down its Rhode Island hospital operations over proposed financial conditions by R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha related to the company's Hospital Conversion Act application.

Prospect threatens to close R.I. hospitals in dispute with AG

PROVIDENCE – Prospect Medical Holdings has notified R.I. Attorney General Peter F. Neronha and the R.I. Department of Health that proposed financial conditions related...

Vaccine hesitancy lower in R.I. than most states, according to federal...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island has the 12th-lowest vaccine hesitancy of all states and Washington, D.C., according to data from the U.S. Department of Health...

R.I. unemployment rate ticks down to 7.1% in March

PROVIDENCE – The unemployment rate in Rhode Island in March was 7.1%, a decline from 7.3% in February but a rise from 4% one...

Bank of America profit doubles in Q1 to $8.1 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America's profits doubled in the first quarter, the bank said Thursday, as the improving economy allowed it to...

Bally’s proposes multibillion dollar acquisition of British gaming operator

PROVIDENCE – Bally’s Corp. has agreed to acquire British online gaming operator Gamesys Group PLC in a multibillion dollar deal, according to documents filed...
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE has narrowed the lists of individuals being considered for lieutenant governor to five. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

McKee narrows field for lt. gov. to 5

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Wednesday narrowed his finalist list for the position of lieutenant governor to five individuals. About 80 people initially...

National Grid enters agreement to sell R.I. operations to Pa.-based company

PROVIDENCE – National Grid PLC has entered into an agreement to sell its Rhode Island power business, known as Narragansett Electric Co., to the...

RIDOH launches contact center for business COVID-19 testing program

PROVIDENCE – The state is launching a new COVID-19 Business Contact Center as part of an expansion of the COVID-19 Testing Program for Businesses,...

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