Coronavirus

BROWN UNIVERSITY announced Wednesday it is considering multiple scenarios in order to reopen its campus in the fall after closing it this spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY BROWN UNIVERSITY

Brown announces multiple scenarios to reopen campus in fall; to hold...

PROVIDENCE – Brown University announced Wednesday a range of scenarios in order to reopen its campus in the fall, as well as moving its...

CVS Health reports 40% profit jump in Q1 on pandemic purchasing

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. made a profit of $2 billion in the first quarter, a 40.1% increase year over year, the company reported...
AND ADDITIONAL $1.4 million in grants were issued to 51 nonprofit organizations through the COVID-19 Response Fund, created by the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Foundation.

Additional $1.4M issued to nonprofits from COVID-19 Response Fund

PROVIDENCE – An additional $1.4 million was issued to 51 local nonprofit organizations through the United Way of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island...

Honeywell begins N95 face mask production at Smithfield factory

SMITHFIELD – Production has begun on filtering face-piece respirators known as N95 face masks, according to technology giant Honeywell International Inc., the company making...

We Make RI to hold first segment of manufacturing job camp...

CRANSTON – Manufacturer-training organization We Make RI will start this year’s Manufacturing Job Camp with an online classroom segment followed by in-person participation, the...
OVER A QUARTER of respondents in a survey of Rhode Island manufacturers said they did not want to see loosened restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY POLARIS MANUFACTURING EXTENSION PARTNERSHIP

Survey takes stock of R.I. manufacturers amid COVID-19 climate

PROVIDENCE – Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership conducted a survey of Rhode Island manufacturers and found that 36% would like to see social-distancing restrictions relaxed...
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE filings due to COVID-19 in Rhode Island have reached 153,114. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID GOLDMAN

COVID-19 UI claims hit 153.1K

PROVIDENCE – Unemployment Insurance claims due to COVID-19 increased by 1,212 on Monday, to 153,114, the R.I. Department of Labor announced. UI claims since March...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island passed 9,900 on Monday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Raimondo announces expanded mask requirements; R.I. sees 14 more deaths

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo announced Tuesday a new executive order will go into effect Friday requiring Rhode Island residents to wear masks...

Stepping Up: Warren chef teams up with nonprofit for ‘Chopped’-inspired fundraiser

WARREN - Eli Dunn’s debut on Food Network’s “Chopped” in 2018 featured a Rhode Island- style chowder that won high praise from judge Martha...
THE U.S. TRADE GAP widened 11.6% in March to $44.4 billion. / AP FILE PHOTO/WILFREDO LEE

U.S. trade gap rises to $44.4B as virus slams commerce

WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States trade deficit rose in March as the coronavirus outbreak battered America's trade with the world. The Commerce Department...

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