Coronavirus

EMPTY FEELING: Kristen Adamo, CEO and president of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, stands in a barren lobby at the Crown Plaza Providence-Warwick in Warwick. Cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic have dealt the hospitality sector a severe blow. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Many R.I. hotels have checked out for now

It’s early spring, a time when people normally are planning their summer vacations. But 2020 isn’t normal, for reasons that have become distressingly obvious to...
PRIME LOCATION: The Newport Country Club is scheduled to host the U.S. Senior Open golf championship from June 25-28. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

For Senior Open, organizers trying to take right course of action

Planning for the 2020 U.S. Senior Open started at least 2½ years ago, when the U.S. Golf Association announced that it would hold the...
SPECIAL DELIVERY: Perella’s Ristorante chef-owner Lou Perella not only cooks the food but is now delivering it, here to CJ Audet-Kelly. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Down, but not out: R.I., bizs hurting but also stepping up

The bold headline at the top of Page 1 in PBN’s first digital-only edition in its 34-year history says it all: KNOCKED DOWN, BUT...
Michael J. LaBella has more than 35 years of banking-industry experience. He joined TD Bank in 2005 and has since taken on positions of increasing responsibility. He is currently TD’s commercial market president for Connecticut, Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.   / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Leading in times of crisis

Michael J. LaBella | TD Bank commercial market president In this unprecedented time, COVID-19 has disrupted daily life and business operations. Even with the current...
IDLE EQUIPMENT: Joan Sousa, XRA Medical Imaging director of operations, stands near one of the imaging machines at the company’s Cranston location. XRA Medical Imaging has seen a big decline in patient volume, which has led to layoffs. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Once healthy R.I. companies suddenly facing painful choices

On March 13, XRA Medical Imaging was recruiting radiologists, secretaries and technicians to fill job openings at its Rhode Island locations. Seven days later, things...
CREATIVE WORKOUT: Trey Evans takes part in an online yoga class using his laptop and headphones at Eleanor Tinsley Park near downtown Houston on March 24. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID J. PHILLIP

Thinking outside the gym during coronavirus

Steve LaTart in Minnesota is thinking of installing a space heater in his basement to re-create the atmosphere of his hot yoga classes now...

Global solution the best way to end crisis

Policymakers in countries where there are severe outbreaks of COVID-19 are doing what they can to slow the spread and “flatten the curve.” But...

Coronavirus could cause Census to miss students

At college dormitories and student apartments across the U.S., census forms will be piling up – but many run the risk of not being...

Goldman Sachs survey: Small businesses lack funding to operate in the...

PROVIDENCE – Half of U.S. small-business owners don’t have enough money to operate for more than three months in the current economic climate caused...

Legislators eyeing short-term borrowing to cover delayed revenues

PROVIDENCE – The closure of restaurants, bars, hotels, casinos and other businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic will result in less sales tax and income...

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R.I. has first two deaths related to COVID-19; Raimondo issues stay-at-home order / Once healthy R.I. companies suddenly facing painful choices