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What bank customers need to know: COVID-19 edition

PROVIDENCE – From reducing branch hours to deferring loan payments, banks across the state and the country are changing practices and policies in response...

PBN Rhode Island COVID-19 Resource Guide

The coronavirus pandemic has spread around the globe, leaving local governments searching for answers and people scrambling for resources. The daily routine of doing...

PBN shifts to digital weekly edition amid COVID-19 threat

PROVIDENCE – Starting this week, Providence Business News is pausing the printing of its physical print product and will publish its weekly paper online...
MASS. GOV. CHARLIE BAKER has ordered all nonessential businesses to close by Tuesday afternoon and remain closed until at least April 7. / AP FILE PHOTO/BEN GARVER/THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Gov. Baker orders nonessential businesses closed over virus

BOSTON (AP) – Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker ordered all nonessential businesses to close by Tuesday afternoon and remain closed until at least April 7...
CVS HEALTH announced plans to fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles amid the COVID-19 pandemic. / AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

CVS plans to hire 50K, add benefits for employees during COVID-19...

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. plans to hire 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary employees in the United States in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,...
FEDERAL RESERVE Chair Jerome Powell pauses during a news conference in Washington. The Federal Reserve says it will buy short-term loans from banks and companies to support the flow of credit as the economy grinds to a halt amid the viral outbreak. The Fed is reviving a program that it first used during the 2008 financial crisis to unclog a short-term lending market for what is known as “commercial paper.” / AP FILE PHOTO/JACQUELYN MARTIN

Federal Reserve to lend up to $300B to businesses, cities

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a series of sweeping steps, the U.S. Federal Reserve will lend to small and large businesses and local governments as...

HealthSource RI offers special enrollment period amidst coronavirus-related job losses

EAST PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island residents who have lost their jobs are eligible for a special enrollment period from HealthSource RI. Enrollment can take place...

Tufts Health Plan Foundation announces $1M to help support elderly, vulnerable...

PROVIDENCE – Tufts Health Plan Foundation has announced $1 million in funding for organizations that are helping older and vulnerable people amidst the new...
HONEYWELL PLANS TO make millions of N95 disposable respirators in its facility in Smithfield, which is expected to create roughly 500 new jobs.

Stepping Up: Honeywell to ramp up Smithfield production of disposable respirators

SMITHFIELD – Honeywell will ramp up production of N95 disposable respirators in its facility here to help support the need for critical safety equipment...
THE CORONAVIRUS has continued to prompt the closure of business and nonprofits around the state. / NIAID-RML via AP

Mass. COVID-19 deaths up to five; 646 positive cases

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts health officials reported three new deaths from the coronavirus on Sunday, bringing the state’s total to five. State health officials say...

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