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TRADE SUPPORTED 128,100 jobs in Rhode Island in 2017, according to a new report from The Business Roundtable. / COURTESY BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE

Report: Trade supports 128K jobs in R.I.

PROVIDENCE – International trade in Rhode Island supported 128,100 jobs in 2017, according to a Business Roundtable report released this week.The report said that...
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,...

How to win a tech cold war

If a digital Iron Curtain is falling between the U.S. and China, America seems increasingly eager to yank its side down. A hasty and...
NEW AGREEMENT: Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president, from front left, U.S. president Donald Trump, and Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, sign the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) as Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Mexico's secretary of economy, from back left, Robert Lighthizer, U.S. trade representative, and Chrystia Freeland, Canada's minister of foreign affairs, stand at the G-20 Leaders' Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday Nov. 30, 2018. The U.S., Canada and Mexico are set to sign their new trade deal Friday following a year of intense negotiations to revamp the continent's free trade zone - after President Trump threats to kill it. BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SARAH PABST

Trump signs new Nafta but congressional hurdle remains

NEW YORK - The United States, Canada and Mexico signed a new trade deal championed by President Donald Trump to replace the quarter-century-old Nafta...
FORD MOTOR CO. contends that the steel tariffs instituted by President Donald Trump have made domestic steel the costliest in the world and have cut into the auto manufacturer's profits. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Ford says Trump tariffs make U.S. steel costliest in the world

NEW YORK – Ford Motor Co. is escalating its criticism of the Trump administration’s metals tariffs that the company has already said took a...
WEDNESDAY'S SELLOFF in U.S. equity markets continue a recent trend, as rising interest rates and continuing trade spats injected uncertainty into world markets. / BLOOMBERGE NEWS PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. stocks plunge most since Feb.

NEW YORK – United States stocks tumbled the most since February as fresh concern about the impact of the trade war with China roiled...
EXPEDITED SHIPPING: AVTECH Software President and Chief Operating Officer Richard Grundy, left, and Marketing and Channel Communications Manager Russell Benoit at the company’s Warren office. AVTECH recently opened a distribution facility in Shannon, Ireland, to provide a cheaper, expedited means of shipping its products to its European customers. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

AVTECH opens distribution center in Ireland

For years, AVTECH Software Inc. has built a customer base in Europe and beyond, for its primary product, the Room Alert environmental-monitoring system.But the...

U.S. and Canada reach trade deal to keep NAFTA trilateral

NEW YORK - United States President Donald Trump is set to sign a successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement that will make...
THE DEATH OF Raymond W. Fogarty, director of the John H. Chafee Center for International Business at Bryant University, was confirmed by the school Friday morning. PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Raymond W. Fogarty, director of Bryant’s Chafee Center, dead at 61

SMITHFIELD – Bryant University has confirmed the death of Raymond W. Fogarty, director of the school’s John H. Chafee Center for International Business.Fogarty, who...

U.S. choosing slow economic growth

It worked in the 1990s: The U.S. economy continued to grow strongly for several years even after it showed signs of capacity constraints and...
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