Paychecks across the country have shrunk over the last week due to higher federal tax rates, and workers are already cutting back on spending, which will drag on the economy this year.» Read More
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- Payday loan opponents including Treasurer Gina Raimondo urged Rhode Island lawmakers on Wednesday to limit interest rates on short-term loans _ a proposal that payday lenders say could put them out of business. A bill pending before the General Assembly would cap interest rates at 36 percent.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- A Senate panel has endorsed Rhode Island Gov. The Senate Commerce Committee voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of the nomination of Marcel Valois for executive director of the Economic Development Corp. It would be his second stint in that role.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- Two lawyers testified in federal court on Tuesday that they believe their former client was truthful when he pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy in a case alleging he used the identities of terminally ill people to illegally obtain tens of millions of dollars through variable annuities and so-called "death-put" bonds that would pay out when a person died.
WASHINGTON, May 11- Stacey Kalivas should be celebrating her graduation from college later this week. The finance major will graduate from Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island on May 18.
LAS VEGAS, May 10- In Las Vegas this week, hedge fund investors rubbed shoulders with big-name managers, Hollywood heavies and political swells against a Bellagio hotel backdrop of glitz and gambling.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- Rhode Island lawmakers reviewed legislation Tuesday that would allow immigrants to obtain driver's licenses regardless of their legal status _ but the controversial idea has already run into opposition from law enforcement, anti-illegal immigration groups and the ACLU.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.-- The Rhode Island Senate is set to vote on three more of Gov. Lincoln Chafee's picks to join the Economic Development Corp. board. The Senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday on the nominations of Judith Diaz, Elizabeth Francis and Oscar Hebert.
May 2- U.S. Labor Department report of initial state jobless benefit claims, seasonally adjusted. Initial Claims: April 20 from 339,000. Michigan 6,172 Massachusetts 4,104 Connecticut 2,452 Rhode Island 1,427.
ROME- Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta won his first vote of confidence in parliament on Monday after promising to press for a change to the European Union's focus on austerity and pursue economic growth and jobs.
FBI agents also spent hours at Tsarnaev's widow's family home in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, and came out carrying bags market DNA samples, a person familiar with the investigation said.
WASHINGTON, April 29- Enrollment in U.S. preschools stalled over the past year as states recovering from the recent recession struggle to fund early education for the nation's youngest students, researchers said.
BOSTON, April 25- Bleeding heavily after being hurled into the entryway of a restaurant seconds after twin blasts shattered a festive mood at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, Heather Abbott had no doubt about what had just happened. The Boston bombing on April 15 killed three people and injured 264 others.
*Brothers intended attack in Times Square- police commissioner. NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, April 25- The two men suspected of carrying out last week's deadly Boston Marathon bombing decided after authorities identified them to drive to New York and set off additional explosives in Times Square, New York City officials said on Thursday.
April 25- U.S. power company Dominion Resources Inc's CEO said on Thursday construction of several power plants in Virginia was on schedule and on budget and expected to enter service over the next few years to meet growing customer demand for electricity.
April 25- Moody's Investors Service on Thursday upgraded North Providence, Rhode Island's underlying general obligation bond rating to Baa1 from Baa2, affecting about $30.2 million of debt.
WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 25- The two men accused of carrying out last week's bombing of the Boston Marathon planned a second bomb attack on New York's Times Square, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday.
*Father in Russia says he wants to visit United States By Mark Hosenball and Tim McLaughlin. WASHINGTON/ BOSTON, April 25- The two men accused of carrying out last week's bombing of the Boston Marathon planned a second bomb attack on New York's Times Square, according to law enforcement and national security sources.
In California the unemployment rate fell to 9.4 percent, the lowest since December 2008 and more than a percentage point below March 2012, when it was 10.7 percent. California and Nevada, two places where housing had flourished, have consistently had some of the highest unemployment rates in the country over the last few years.
April 19- Unemployment rates dropped in most U.S. states in March from the year before, including California where joblessness fell to a four-year low, as the recovery picked up in places hit hard by the housing downturn.
PROVIDENCE, R.I., April 23- Katherine Russell has tried to stay out of sight in the five days since her husband, one of the suspects in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing, was killed in a shootout with police. "She cries a lot," her lawyer Amato DeLuca said on Tuesday, describing Russell, 24, as exhausted and distressed.