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Manufacturing jobs are still pretty good jobs

In November 2014, the ­average hourly pay of production and nonsupervisory workers in durable goods manufacturing fell behind that of their peers in the...

Kilmartin joins coalition opposing latest travel ban

PROVIDENCE – A coalition of 17 attorneys general, including Rhode Island, has filed a new amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court opposing President...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP speaks next to the $1.3 trillion spending bill H.R. 1625 in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday. / BLOOMBERG PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Trump says he’s signed spending bill, reversing veto threat

NEW YORK – President Donald Trump said he has signed a spending bill, the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act, funding the federal government...
THE DOW JONES industrial Average lost more than 700 points Thursday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/AKIO KON

Stocks drop most in 6 weeks on trade war tension

NEW YORK - U.S. stocks tumbled the most in six weeks and Treasuries rallied as investors shifted focus from the Federal Reserve to the...

Cigna to draw antitrust scrutiny amid health care deal wave

NEW YORK – Cigna Corp.’s proposed deal for Express Scripts Holding Co. faces a drawn-out merger review as the Trump administration’s antitrust enforcers weigh the competitive...

U.S. stocks pare decline as trade concerns ease

NEW YORK – U.S. stocks erased deep losses as White House officials left open the possibility that President Donald Trump’s tariff proposals will spare neighbors...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP invited a trade war after approving tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, daring other countries to act on threats of retaliation on Twitter. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/OLIVIER DOULIERY

Trump invites `easy to win’ trade war as tariff anger spreads

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump invited a trade war after slapping tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, daring other countries to act on...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP holds up the tax overhaul legislation after signing it on Dec. 22, 2017. JPMorgan Chase analysts estimate that stock repurchases will hit a record $800 billion this year, much of it financed by the tax overhaul. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

New grist in tax-cut debate is $800B buyback estimate

NEW YORK – Flush with cash from President Donald Trump’s tax overhaul and bathing in more earnings than they know what to do with,...
U.S. SPECIAL COUNSEL Robert S. Mueller III has indicted 13 Russian nationals and three companies for meddling in U.S. elections. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRIS KLEPONIS

Mueller charges Russians with pro-Trump, anti-Clinton meddling

NEW YORK - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller unveiled the details of a widespread and coordinated campaign by Russians to influence the U.S. presidential election...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has issued his proposal for infrastructure investment that shifts much of the funding from federal to local, state and private investment. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/OLIVIER DOULIERY

Trump introduces infrastructure proposal, local impact unclear

PROVIDENCE – The new infrastructure bill out forth by President Donald Trump this week proposed a $200 billion, 10-year federal investment that the White...

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