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PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, left, has not yet decided whether or not to leave the Paris Accord after attending the G7 summit last week. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO / ANDREW HARRER

Trump said to still be mulling whether to leave Paris Accord

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump hasn’t yet decided whether to keep the U.S. in the landmark Paris agreement on climate change but is...
U.S. SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE, in a May 6 statement, spoke against the Trump administration's proposed funding cuts to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the lead federal agency focused on fighting the opioid drug crisis, saying, "‎This president campaigned in state after state on promises to tackle the opioid crisis ... it’s sad to see this president walk away.” /COURTESY OFFICE OF U.S. SEN. SHELDON WHITEHOUSE

Whitehouse, Reed challenge Trump’s proposed cuts to agency fighting opioid crisis

PROVIDENCE – Members of the Rhode Island congressional delegation weighed in on the Trump administration’s proposed funding cuts to the Office of National Drug...

Providence unlikely to fit Trump administration’s sanctuary-city definition

PROVIDENCE – The state’s capital does not appear to fit the definition of “sanctuary city” recently released by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, WPRI-TV...
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...
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