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RHODE ISLAND could have a small batch of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc. on Dec. 11 after the company receives emergency authorization by the FDA, said Dr. Ashish K. Jha, dean of Brown University's School of Public Health. / COURTESY R.I. CAPITOL TV

R.I. could receive small batch of Pfizer vaccine, if approved, late...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island could receive a small batch of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer Inc. next week after the company receives emergency authorization from...

SBA releases detailed PPP data for all loans

PROVIDENCE – The Small Business Administration has released detailed Paycheck Protection Program loan data for all loans, following a court battle with several newspapers...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,032 on Tuesday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

COVID-19 cases rise by 1,032, with 11 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,032 on Tuesday, with 11 more deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Wednesday. Hospitalizations...
THERE WERE 70,136 individuals collecting some form of unemployment benefit in Rhode Island last week. / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SAKUMA

Weekly filings continue to climb for COVID-19 unemployment insurance and PUA

PROVIDENCE – Pandemic unemployment-assistance filings totaled 4,027 last week, an increase from 3,807 one week prior, according to the R.I. Department of Labor and...
R.I COMMERCE CORP. revealed the first round of recipients of the state's COVID-19-related hospitality, arts and tourism grant program Tuesday night. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE

R.I. Commerce announces $1.4M in grants for hospitality, arts, tourism sectors

PROVIDENCE - More than a month after Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced a $20 million COVID-19-related grant program to support the state's hospitality, arts...

Smithfield biopharma manufacturer announces major hiring campaign

SMITHFIELD – High Purity New England, which manufactures products for the biotech, pharma and life sciences industries, including custom single-use assemblies, seeks to hire...

We Make RI launches industrial sewing classes to help train displaced...

CRANSTON – Working in conjunction with the Back to Work RI initiative, manufacturing and training organization We Make RI has launched industrial sewing classes. The...
AN INFLUENTIAL scientific panel on is set to tackle one of the most pressing questions in the U.S. coronavirus epidemic: When the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine become available, who should be at the front of the line for shots? / AP FILE PHOTO/HANS PENNINK

U.S. panel to decide who should get the first COVID-19 shots

NEW YORK (AP) – An influential government advisory panel convened on Tuesday to answer one of the most pressing questions in the United States...

COVID-19 cases in R.I. rise by 1,043, state continues to exceed...

PROVIDENCE – Cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 1,043 on Monday, with seven more deaths, according to the R.I. Department of Health...
THE FIELD HOSPITAL at the R.I. Convention Center is set to admit its first COVID-19 patient on Dec. 1. / COURTESY WJAR-TV NBC 10 POOL CAMERA

Field hospital at R.I. Convention Center to begin accepting patients Tuesday

PROVIDENCE – The field hospital at the R.I. Convention Center is set to admit its first COVID-19 patient on Dec. 1. Cathy Duquette, executive vice...

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