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Business groups urge Congress to block potential rail strike

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Business groups are increasing the pressure on lawmakers to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month's deadline in...

U.S. employers keep hiring at solid pace, adding 261,000 jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) – America's employers kept hiring briskly in October, adding a substantial 261,000 positions, a sign that as Election Day nears, the economy...

Capital Good Fund calls for passage of Inflation Reduction Act

PROVIDENCE – A city-based community development financial institution is among the organizations calling for passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. In a joint statement signed...

Biden tapping oil reserve for 6 months to control gas prices

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day from the nation's strategic petroleum...
SARAH MORGENTHAU, deputy assistant secretary for travel and tourism with the U.S. Department of Commerce, announced Thursday that she is running for the 2nd Congressional District seat in the U.S. House. / SCREENSHOT VIA YOUTUBE

Morgenthau latest R.I. Democrat to run for U.S. Congress

PROVIDENCE – A former member of then Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s Homeland Security Advisory Board and current deputy assistant secretary for travel and tourism...
ALLAN W. FUNG, former Cranston mayor and gubernatorial candidate, announced Friday that he will be running for Congress. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Former Cranston Mayor Fung running for Congress

CRANSTON – Former Mayor Allan W. Fung, who twice unsuccessfully ran for Rhode Island governor, is now making a push for Congress. Fung, now a...

Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in win for Biden, Dems

WASHINGTON (AP) – A Congress riven along party lines approved a landmark $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill Wednesday, as President Joe Biden and Democrats...
THE R.I. SENATE has passed a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES

Should Rhode Island gradually increase its minimum wage to $15 an...

The state Senate on Feb. 10 approved a gradual increase in Rhode Island’s minimum wage from $11.50 to $15 per hour by 2025. Proponents say...
House Republicans shot have rejected a proposal to include $2,000 direct payments to most Americans in the new COVID-19 relief bill. / AP FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARNIK

Republicans block $2,000 virus checks despite Trump demand

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans shot down a Democratic bid on Thursday to pass President Donald Trump's longshot, end-of-session demand for $2,000 direct payments...
CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS have hashed out a massive, year-end catchall bill that combines $900 billion in COVID-19 aid with a $1.4 trillion spending bill and reams of other unfinished legislation on taxes, energy, education and health care. / AP FILE PHOTO/JACQUELYN MARTIN

$900B COVID relief bill passed by Congress, sent to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) – Congress passed a $900 billion pandemic relief package that would finally deliver long-sought cash to businesses and individuals and resources to...
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