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Rhode Island to start administering updated COVID-19 booster shot

PROVIDENCE – A new and more comprehensive booster shot for COVID-19 is now available to Rhode Islanders, the R.I. Department of Health recently announced. The...

WHO: COVID end ‘in sight,’ deaths at lowest since March 2020 

GENEVA (AP) – The head of the World Health Organization said Wednesday that the number of coronavirus deaths worldwide last week was the lowest...

Weekly U.S. jobless claims rise for the first time in a...

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week following three straight weeks of declines. Jobless claims rose by 23,000 to 248,000 for...

Retail sales surge 3.8% in Jan. as threat of omicron eases

NEW YORK (AP) – Americans picked up the spending pace in January as the threat of omicron faded and there was some easing of supply...

Here’s why mask mandates are falling across the U.S.

Here's why mask mandates are falling across the US As the omicron wave of the coronavirus subsides, several U.S. states including Nevada, New York and...

COVID falling in 49 of 50 states as deaths near 900,000

New cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. are falling in at least 49 of 50 states as omicron rapidly loosens its grip, even as...

U.S. employers shrug off omicron, add 467,000 jobs in January

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers added a burst of 467,000 jobs in January despite a wave of omicron inflections that sickened millions of workers,...

U.S. employers add 199K jobs as unemployment falls to 3.9%

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. employers added a modest 199,000 jobs last month while the unemployment rate fell sharply, at a time when businesses are...

New COVID-19 cases in U.S. rise to highest levels on record

CHICAGO (AP) – More than a year after the vaccine was rolled out, new cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. have soared to the...

Rhode Island urges COVID-19 boosters for 16- and 17-year-olds

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island officials are encouraging both 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds to get COVID-19 vaccine booster shots as soon as possible, with Gov. Daniel...
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