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Survey: Americans place high value on credit cards and good scores

PROVIDENCE – Americans’ attitudes toward that pervasive American invention – credit cards – are somewhat mixed, according to a recent survey by WalletHub, but...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION has temporarily halted $10.4 billion in Affordable Care Act risk management payments to insurers, a change that some say will put the "solvency of the market ... at risk."

Latest Trump administration action puts health insurance market ‘at risk’

PROVIDENCE – President Donald Trump’s administration is temporarily halting $10.4 billion in Affordable Care Act risk management payments to insurers. The move could have...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP threatened to impose tariffs on every single Chinese import into America. Friday morning, a 25 percent levy took effect on $34 billion of Chinese goods entering the U.S. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN

Trump eyes even higher tariffs as trade war with China escalates

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on every single Chinese import into America as the world’s two largest economies exchanged the...

The Supreme Court After Kennedy

U.S. politics was fractured and its system of government under stress even before Justice Anthony Kennedy said on June 27 that he’d retire from...
A WELCOMING RESOURCE: Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island held its Community Resource Day recently, inviting immigrants and refugees to learn about the center and the state, and to make their transitions to life in the United States smoother. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Are immigrants – both legal and undocumented – a net positive...

After simmering as a national issue for the better part of three decades, immigration – of both the legal and undocumented kind – has...
THE U.S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE estimated that $59 million in Rhode Island exports are at risk for tariff retaliation due to tariffs announced by the Trump Administration.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Tariffs threaten to impact $59M of R.I....

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce estimated that Rhode Island has $59.3 million in exports threatened by tariff retaliation due to announced U.S....
COMMUNITY RESOURCE: Aihasan Wandi, a student from Ethiopia, attends Community Resource Day at Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, a nonprofit agency that provides education, English classes, legal help and social services to immigrants.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

PBN on WJAR-TV, July 2, 2018

Immigration: Is the Ocean State still welcoming in the era of Trump? Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee...
TRADE WAR LOOMING? President Donald Trump's imposition of tariffs on certain goods has had the effect of other countries applying duties to certain American goods. Will his policy affect local jobs in the coming months and years? / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/T.J. KIRKPATRICK

Will a tariff trade war negatively affect your job?

Type “trade war” into the Bloomberg News wire search and you get 2,206 hits. It is not a topic that is short on press coverage....
SUPREME COURT JUSTICE Anthony Kennedy announced he will retire on July 31. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/T.J. KIRKPATRICK

Anthony Kennedy, swing vote on U.S. Supreme Court, will retire

NEW YORK - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he will retire, letting President Donald Trump nominate a successor who could create the...
IN RESISTANCE: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo says that she will not send R.I. National Guard troops to the southern U.S. border to help enforce the president's immigration policy. Is that something she should do? / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should Gov. Raimondo send R.I. National Guard troops to the southern...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said on June 19 that, as the commander-in-chief of the R.I. National Guard, she would not send any units to...

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