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Bill allowing failed-bank executive pay to be clawed back clears U.S....

WASHINGTON – In an effort to improve accountability at big banks and ensure managers of failed banks don’t profit from their mismanagement and negligence,...

Senate confirms Powell for 2nd term as Fed fights inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate on Thursday confirmed Jerome Powell for a second four-year term as Federal Reserve chairman, giving bipartisan backing to Powell's...

Jackson confirmed as first Black female high court justice

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court on Thursday, shattering a historic barrier by securing her place as...
SEN. TED CRUZ, R-Texas, has placed a hold on a confirmation hearing for Gina M. Raimondo as U.S. commerce secretary / AP FILE PHOTO/GREG NASH

Cruz puts hold on Raimondo’s confirmation hearing over Huawei concerns

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has placed a hold on Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s confirmation vote for U.S. commerce secretary. Cruz is seeking...
THE U.S. SENATE is poised to vote on a trimmed-down Republican coronavirus relief package, according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. / AP FILE PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE

McConnell: Senate to vote on ‘targeted’ virus aid

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, under pressure from GOP senators in tough reelection races, said Tuesday the Senate would vote on...

House of Representatives approves Corporate Transparency Act

PROVIDENCE – The U.S. House of Representatives last week approved a bill to help authorities track illicit financial flows by requiring companies to identify...
THE U.S. SENATE has passed bipartisan legislation to extend the debt limit and allow more government spending until after next year’s election. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ ANDREW HARRER

Senate clears two-year debt, budget plan for Trump’s signature

WASHINGTON – The Senate sent President Donald Trump legislation to extend the debt limit and allow more government spending until after next year’s election...
THE U.S. SENATE blocked two rival proposals to reopen U.S. government agencies in largely partisan votes Thursday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Senate extends shutdown deadlock by blocking spending measures

NEW YORK - The Senate blocked two rival proposals to reopen U.S. government agencies in largely partisan votes, leaving President Donald Trump and lawmakers...

Weisman sworn in as new U.S. Attorney for District of Rhode...

PROVIDENCE – Aaron L. Weisman has been sworn in as the state’s U.S. attorney, the Department of Justice announced Jan. 14. Weisman was nominated by...

Biggest rollback of bank rules since Dodd-Frank clears House; Citizens, Santander...

NEW YORK - The U.S. House has approved a sweeping overhaul of bank regulations, sending to President Donald Trump a bill that will give...
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