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THERE ARE 25 approved Opportunity Zones in Rhode Island, including Downtown Providence and much of the city's waterfront.. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP./GOOGLE INC.

Opportunity Zone rules aim to draw capital to distressed areas

NEW YORK – It will be easier to invest in businesses and real estate in low-income communities throughout the United States now that the...
THE U.S.TRADE deficit in goods and services declined to $49.4 billion in February. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE

U.S. trade gap narrows to eight-month low on plane exports

NEW YORK – The United States trade deficit unexpectedly narrowed to an eight-month low in February on a surge in civilian aircraft exports,...

U.S. budget deficit widens to $691B in first half of fiscal...

NEW YORK - The United States budget deficit widened to $691 billion in the first half of fiscal 2019 as spending outpaced an increase...
THERE ARE 25 approved Opportunity Zones in Rhode Island, including Downtown Providence and much of the city's waterfront.. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP./GOOGLE INC.

Opportunity Zones knocking, but few answering the call so far

NEW YORK – Investors eyeing President Donald Trump’s Opportunity Zones face a ticking clock if they want to fully capture one of the biggest...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP is poised to issue an executive order to promote projects like the long-stalled Constitution Pipeline, according to people familiar with the matter. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Trump said to seek limit on state power over pipelines

NEW YORK - Developers have been trying for six years to build a 124-mile natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York. Despite winning...
A U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE has blocked new rules governing so-called association health plans, which let businesses and individuals band together to create group health plans that offer less expensive coverage than the ACA - but without some of its protections. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Trump’s group health plan rules struck down as ACA `end-run’

NEW YORK - One of President Donald Trump’s health care initiatives intended as a cheaper alternative to Obamacare suffered a crucial defeat when a...
CORPORATE AMERICA brought $664.9 billion of offshore profits back to the United States in 2018, short of the $4 trillion President Donald Trump said would return as a result of the 2017 tax overhaul. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

President’s offshore cash promise falters as $665B returns

NEW YORK - Corporate America brought $664.9 billion of offshore profits back to the United States last year, falling short of the $4 trillion...

U.S. Jan. trade gap narrows as imports from China plummet

NEW YORK - The United States trade deficit pulled back in January from the widest level in a decade as imports from China plunged,...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION has shifted its position, arguing that the entire Affordable Care Act law is unconstitutional, including its subsidies and rules banning insurers from charging more to people with pre-existing conditions. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Trump asks courts to erase Obamacare in risky 2020 election move

NEW YORK - The Trump administration is hardening its legal position toward Obamacare, arguing now the entire law is unconstitutional in a shift that...
FEMA WILL tie insurance premiums through the National Flood Insurance Program to the actual flood risk facing individual homes nationwide starting in October 2020. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Climate advocates cheer Trump policy shift on flood insurance

NEW YORK - Climate advocates say an overhaul of the nation’s flood insurance program being unveiled by the Trump administration will spur communities around...
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