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R.I. has second-highest April unemployment rate in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England in April at 4.1%, which is above the national rate of 3.9%,...

The Biden administration recruits R.I., 14 states to help enforce airline...

The Biden administration is enlisting the help of officials in Rhode Island and 14 other states to enforce consumer-protection laws covering airline travelers, a...

R.I.’s 3.9% February unemployment rate second highest in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England in February at 3.9%, same as the national rate, according to the...

CVS, Walgreens plan to start dispensing abortion pill mifepristone soon 

The drugstore chains CVS Health Corp. and Walgreens plan to start dispensing an abortion pill in a few states within weeks.  CVS Health will start...

U.S. sues to block merger of grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons

The Federal Trade Commission sued to block a proposed merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, the parent company of Shaw’s and Star Markets, saying...

Report: R.I. 11th-worst state for new businesses

PROVIDENCE – Entrepreneurs in Rhode Island face more obstacles to success than their business peers in most other areas of the U.S., a recent...

Amgen reports $767M profit in Q4 despite declining sales of Enbrel

WEST GREENWICH – Amgen Inc. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $767 million despite declining sales for Enbrel, the rheumatoid-arthritis drug that is manufactured...

U.S. Sailing Association sues 3 former members, AmericaOne

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Sailing Association, the sport’s national governing body, is suing three of its former members and AmericaOne Inc. for allegedly stealing...

Macy’s, Wayfair cutting thousands of jobs as retail layoffs deepen 

PROVIDENCE – Two of the nation's strongest retailers announced layoffs this week.  Macy's is laying off about 3.5% of its total headcount, which amounts to...

Breeze Airways adds seasonal service to San Diego from T.F. Green

WARWICK – Breeze Airways has added another California destination from Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport. Beginning April 30, the airline will offer direct/Breeze-thru seasonal...
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