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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, speaks as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, center, applauds during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday. House Republicans mustered just enough votes to pass their health-care bill Thursday, salvaging what at times appeared to be a doomed mission to repeal and partially replace Obamacare under intense pressure from Trump to produce legislative accomplishments. / BLOOMBERG / ANDREW HARRER

Will President Donald Trump’s policies help Rhode Island businesses?

The recent congressional breakfast hosted by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce put in full view the contradictions of the new Trump administration. Chamber...

R.I. biz community divided on Trump policies

President Donald Trump continues to divide Rhode Island’s business community, which still largely expects him to buoy individual businesses, but remains skeptical about his...
Rhode Island's budget impasse is being followed by independent ratings agencies./PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Corporate tax revenue at center of state’s $100M shortfall

PROVIDENCE – A multimillion-dollar shortfall in projected corporate tax revenue is largely contributing to the state’s near $100 million shortfall in revenue estimates.And it’s...

Trump seeks new FBI head as Comey’s firing grips Washington

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration has begun its search for a replacement for ousted FBI Director James Comey, with the Justice Department holding interviews...

Trump fires FBI Director James Comey on Sessions’ recommendation

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey late Tuesday on the recommendation of the attorney general and his top aide, who...

Small, midsize bizs benefit most from Trump tax plan

President Donald Trump promised companies a “massive” tax cut. Businesses aren’t likely to benefit equally, however.Small and especially midsize companies stand to gain the...
TREASURY SECRETARY STEVEN MNUCHIN talks about the proposed tax cut. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

White House unveils opening bid for `biggest tax cut’

WASHINGTON - The White House made its opening bid for what officials called the “biggest tax cut” in U.S. history -- with cuts that...
A DENTAL mold is seen on a table during a tour of Glidewell Dental located in Newport Beach, Calif. Implants, crowns and bridges made in places like China and Mexico compose as much as 40 percent of the $8.5 billion U.S. market for dental restorations. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/TROY HARVEY

Your imported teeth are a battlefield as Trump takes on trade

NEW YORK - To get a feel for what’s at stake in the U.S. trade debate, run your tongue over your molars.Implants, crowns and bridges...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, center, greets attendees during an election-night party at the Hilton Midtown hotel in New York.

Poll: Trump divides Rhode Island working class

WARWICK – A new poll released on Wednesday shows support for President Donald Trump among Rhode Island’s so-called working class has dropped slightly, and...
STOCKS AND THE DOLLAR gained value early Thursday ahead of the meeting of President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping. Early indications are that Friday's U.S. jobs report will be a strong one as well.

Stocks, dollar rise after late selloff; oil gains

NEW YORK  – U.S. stocks rose with the dollar, while Treasuries slipped as investors reassessed the Federal Reserve’s signal that it intends to shrink...
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