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Why are for-profit colleges thriving right now?

When COVID-19 hit the U.S., many experts warned that America’s colleges and universities could be devastated. Some of them predicted enrollment declines of up...

Student visa proposal could hinder U.S. competitiveness

In an effort to crack down on international students and scholars who overstay their visas, the Trump administration is seeking to implement a new...

U.S. has a lot to lose with TikTok, WeChat ban

The Trump administration’s announced bans on Chinese-owned social media platforms TikTok and WeChat could have unintended consequences. The orders bar the apps from doing...
UNCHECKED? A Marathon Petroleum Corp. refinery in Detroit on April 21. Thousands of oil and gas operations and other sites won permission to bypass rules intended to protect health and the environment because of the coronavirus outbreak, The Associated Press has found.  / AP FILE PHOTO/PAUL SANCYA

Thousands of companies allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic

Thousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities and other sites won permission to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise bypass rules intended...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION rescinded a rule that would have forced international students to transfer schools or leave the country if their colleges hold classes entirely online this fall. / AP FILE PHOTO/CHARLES KRUPA

Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students

BOSTON (AP) – Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have...

Trump tariff delay is a gift to retailers that feels like...

It looks as if the Trump administration didn’t want to be accused of ruining Christmas. The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said on Aug. 13 that...
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S effort to let companies with religious or moral objections opt out of Obamacare requirements that they offer free contraception coverage in their employee health care plans was issued a preliminary injunction in 13 states, including Rhode island, and the District of Columbia. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KHOLOOD EID

Judge blocks Trump plan to revoke Obamacare contraceptive rule

NEW YORK - The Trump administration’s effort to let companies with religious or moral objections opt out of Obamacare requirements that they offer free...
THE FEDERAL RESERVE, shown above, has issued a report that anticipates increased commercial lending by credit unions based on the relaxing of rules two years ago. Is that a good thing? / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Regulators issue notice of proposed Volcker Rule exemption for small banks

PROVIDENCE – Federal banking agencies have issued a notice of proposed rule-making to exempt banks with less than $10 billion in assets from the...

Kilmartin joins lawsuit to block release of 3-D-printed firearm designs

PROVIDENCE – Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has joined a multistate lawsuit to block the Trump administration action to allow the distribution of firearm...
ACTIONS BY THE TRUP ADMINISTRATION have been disruptive to health insurance exchanges, like HealthSource RI, that were created as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Are Rhode Island companies backing away from using it as a result?

Is your business using HealthSource RI to help employees gain health...

Despite being unable to completely eliminate the health insurance marketplaces – like HealthSource RI – that the Affordable Care Act ushered into existence, the...

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