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THE WASHINGTON TRUST CO. has agreed to a $9 million settlement of allegations by the U.S. Justice Department that it engaged in discriminatory lending practices. The bank denies the allegations. / PBN FILE PHOTO/SCOTT KINGSLEY

Washington Trust agrees to $9M settlement of federal redlining allegations

PROVIDENCE – The Washington Trust Co. has agreed to a $9 million settlement to resolve allegations that the bank engaged in lending discrimination from...

Projo parent company sues Google, Alphabet claiming they have a monopoly...

Gannett Co., The parent company of the Providence Journal, has filed a civil lawsuit against Google and its parent company Alphabet, claiming that they...

Ruling clears way for Purdue Pharma to settle opioid claims, protect...

A federal court ruling cleared the way Tuesday for OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's settlement of thousands of legal claims over the toll of opioids.  The...

U.S. sues to block JetBlue from buying Spirit Airlines

WASHINGTON – The Biden administration sued to block JetBlue Airways' $3.8 billion purchase of Spirit Airlines, saying Tuesday that the deal would reduce competition...

R.I. joins suit against Google over digital advertising dominance 

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department and eight states, including Rhode Island, filed an antitrust suit against Google on Tuesday, seeking to shatter its...

CFTC: Consent order entered against convicted R.I. crypto trader

WASHINGTON – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Thursday ordered a Rhode Island man now serving time in federal prison to pay $2.9 million...

Treasury recommends exploring creation of a digital dollar 

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Biden administration is moving one step closer to developing a central bank digital currency, known as the digital dollar, saying...

Feds sue poultry producers, alleging unfair worker practices 

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Monday against some of the largest poultry producers in the U.S. along with a proposed...

Rebuffed twice, JetBlue goes hostile in its bid for Spirit 

JetBlue is going hostile in its bid for Spirit Airlines and asking shareholders of the low-cost carrier to reject a proposed $2.9 billion acquisition...
A FEDERAL APPEALS court has ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against Michael Flynn. / AP FILE PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER

Appeals court orders dismissal of Michael Flynn prosecution

WASHINGTON (AP) – A federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against President Donald Trump's former national security adviser...
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