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Lawmakers seek health care, retirement protections for Steward Health Care workers 

BOSTON (AP) – A group of Democratic members of Congress, led by Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts, is seeking reassurances that workers at hospitals owned by...
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Is this the least productive Congress ever? Maybe

Congress has once again been making headlines for all the wrong reasons, with the current 118th Congress touted as possibly the least productive in...

R.I. avoided worst-case scenario on Washington Bridge. What are best options...

And now we know what a catastrophe looks like. The deadly collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, which left six people...

Supreme Court again confronts the issue of abortion, this time over...

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court will again wade into the fractious issue of abortion this week when it hears arguments over a medication used...

U.S. wholesale prices picked up in February in sign that inflation...

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wholesale prices in the United States accelerated again in February, the latest sign that inflation pressures in the economy remain elevated...

Government funding bill advances as Senate works to beat midnight shutdown...

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate is laboring to approve a $460 billion package of spending bills in time to meet a midnight deadline for avoiding a...

Big-bank CEOs warn that new regulations could harm the economy

NEW YORK (AP) – The heads of Wall Street's biggest banks used an appearance on Capitol Hill to plead with senators to stop the...
THE RHODE ISLAND Community Food Bank's 2023 Status Report on Hunger in Rhode Island notes that a record number of Rhode Islanders in 2023 needed assistance due to inflation and federal COVID-19 food support programs ended. / PBN FILE PHOTO / JAMES BESSETTE

New R.I. food bank status report shows food insecurity has worsened

PROVIDENCE – With the COVID-19 pandemic fading in the rearview mirror, there was a belief that food insecurity would decrease with people returning to...

Reed leads call for credit bureaus to better protect service members...

PROVIDENCE – Erroneous information that shows up on a credit report can be costly for any consumer – making it harder and more expensive...

New rule would make it easier for millions to unionize, but...

A new federal rule that goes into effect next month could make it easier for millions of workers to form unions at big companies...
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