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  • Feb 23- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA plans to offer transatlantic flights on 10 new routes between the United States and Europe with tickets starting at $65 one way, putting pressure on U.S. and European rivals to compete, it said on Thursday. Norwegian's $65 fares will be for a one-way ticket to UK and Irish destinations from smaller airports in New York state,...

  • Feb 23- Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA on Thursday announced plans to offer transatlantic flights on 10 new routes between the United States and Europe starting at $65, ramping up pressure on U.S. and European rivals. Norwegian is expanding its network of flights to the United States from mid-June after receiving long-awaited approval late last year for its Irish...

  • WARWICK, R.I.— Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle is promising to boost traffic at smaller airports on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean when it starts service to Europe this summer from Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York. Norwegian Air announced Thursday that it's opening new flight crew bases and plans to hire pilots and flight attendants at Rhode...

  • Beginning in mid-June, the low-cost European carrier will launch one-way flights from Stewart International Airport in Orange County, New York, T.F. Green Airport in Providence, Rhode Island, and Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut to destinations in Ireland and the United Kingdom. This compares to one-way New York to Dublin air ticket...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Rhode Island police have arrested a third suspect in the theft of a truckload of diapers worth about $90,000. State Police say Dalzon leased the Providence storefront where detectives found 800 boxes of diapers last week. Police have said Audrey Bettis sold the diapers instead of delivering them to an Amazon distribution facility in Fall...

  • CRANSTON, R.I.— Rhode Island State Police say they have recovered more than half the load of diapers stolen from a delivery truck, but are still looking to pin down the location of the rest. Police say they recovered 600 boxes of the diapers from a private home in Cranston on Friday after recovering 900 boxes Thursday from a Providence storefront.

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— In a story Feb. 16 about a discrimination lawsuit against Tiffany& Co., The Associated Press erroneously reported the timing of when the employee alerted the company she would have to take leave for her fourth surgery. A former employee of Tiffany& Co. says the jewelry maker pushed her out of the New York- based company after she had her breasts and...

  • The White House expected its latest batch of 350 of the gold-plated pens by Friday. "He absolutely, positively, had to have them by Friday," said Andy Boss, who manages business gift sales for A.T. Cross Co., based in Providence, Rhode Island. " The company, sold to a private equity firm in 2013, was once a major Rhode Island employer but now makes most of its pens in China.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- Outlets of Santander Bank, already under fire for lending practices, denied mortgages to women, minorities and low-income borrowers in the U.S. The Committee for Better Banks, a coalition of bank workers, consumer advocacy groups and unions, dug into government data on home loans in the U.S. Santander's Ann Davis said the main data source,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- Outlets of Santander Bank, already under fire for lending practices, denied mortgages to women, minorities and low-income borrowers in the U.S. The Committee for Better Banks, a coalition of bank workers, consumer advocacy groups and unions, dug into government data on home loans in the U.S. Santander's Ann Davis said the main data source,...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— A former employee of Tiffany& Co. says the jewelry maker pushed her out after she had her breasts and ovaries removed to avoid getting cancer. Lisa O'Rourke alleges in a federal lawsuit that the New York- based company discriminated against her because she carries a gene mutation that put her at high risk for developing cancer, and she was...

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  • A letter to the Ivies was penned by Brown University senior Viet Nguyen. Nguyen leads the undergraduate student government at Brown and asked student government leaders at the other seven universities to sign on. Nguyen said his letter was signed by student government leaders at Columbia College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard College,...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— More than 2,000 dining tables with metal tops are being recalled after reports of elevated blood lead levels in four children in Rhode Island and California. The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission says consumers should stop using the recalled Railroad Tie and Parsons Railroad Tie tables made by Restoration Hardware Inc..

  • WASHINGTON— A bitterly divided Senate on Monday confirmed Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary despite strong objections by Democrats that the former banker ran a "foreclosure machine" when he headed OneWest Bank. Orrin Hatch, R- Utah, chairman of the Finance Committee. Votes on Trump's Cabinet picks have exposed deep partisan divisions in the...

  • The storm, which came a day after temperatures had been a spring-like 50 to 60 degrees, had wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour and left roads and sidewalks dangerously slick in densely populated cities such as New York, Boston and Philadelphia. Some coastal roads around Boston were closed as wind-driven waves washed over them. More than half of the flights into or...

  • Feb 9- Wind energy has surpassed hydropower as the biggest source of renewable electricity in the United States following the sector's second-biggest quarter ever for new installations, a wind industry trade group said on Thursday. Wind installations totaled 82,183 megawatts at the end of 2016, enough to power 24 million homes, the American Wind Energy...

  • President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency to release records detailing his communications with energy companies ahead of a Senate vote to confirm his nomination. "His inaction denies the public' prompt and reasonable' access to public documents and violates Oklahoma's Open Records Act," said Robert Nelon, a first amendment...

  • President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency to release records detailing his communications with energy companies ahead of a Senate vote to confirm his nomination. "His inaction denies the public' prompt and reasonable' access to public documents and violates Oklahoma's Open Records Act," said Robert Nelon, a first amendment...

  • President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency to release records detailing his communications with energy companies ahead of a Senate vote to confirm his nomination. "We are doing this because these emails should be released so that people can properly vet his record before the Senate votes to confirm him," said Nick Surgey, the...