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Biden sees economy avoiding recession, but risks remain 

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden assured Americans on Friday that the U.S. economy is chugging along in the holiday season, but the very...

CFTC: Consent order entered against convicted R.I. crypto trader

WASHINGTON – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Thursday ordered a Rhode Island man now serving time in federal prison to pay $2.9 million...

U.S. hiring stayed strong in November as employers add 263K jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation's employers kept hiring briskly in November despite high inflation and a slow-growing economy — a sign of resilience in...
THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL decided to table on Thursday a controversial extension to the city's tax exemption and lease agreements with ProvPort Inc. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Votes on ProvPort tax exemption, lease postponed amid public opposition

PROVIDENCE – Community pleas to delay a decision on extending the city’s tax exemption and lease agreements with its primary port operator were granted...

Senate moves to avert rail strike amid dire warnings

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate moved quickly Thursday to avert a rail strike that the Biden administration and business leaders warned would have had...

R.I. COVID-19 cases increase by 1,008, with 3 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,008 from Nov. 20-26, with three new deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Wednesday. The...

An inflation gauge tracked by the Fed slows to still-high 6%

WASHINGTON (AP) – A measure of inflation that is closely monitored by the Federal Reserve eased but remained at an elevated level in October,...

State moves to establish homeless shelter at Cranston Street Armory

PROVIDENCE - In response to growing pressure on the state’s shelter and homeless support systems, the McKee administration announced Wednesday their intention to open...

U.S. job openings fell in October to still-high level

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. job openings dropped in October but remained high, a sign that businesses became slightly less needy for workers as the...

U.S. revises last quarter’s economic growth up to 2.9%

WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite high interest rates and chronic inflation, the U.S. economy grew at a 2.9% annual rate from July through September, the...
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