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‘Amtrak Joe’ Biden to give out $16B for passenger rail projects 

WASHINGTON (AP) –  President Joe Biden, arguably the nation's biggest Amtrak fan, visited a train maintenance shop in his home state of Delaware on...

States sue Meta claiming its social platforms are addictive, harming...

Dozens of U.S. states, including California, New York and Rhode Island, are suing Meta Platforms Inc. for harming young people's mental health and contributing...

McCarthy’s last-ditch plan to keep the government open collapses, making a...

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Kevin McCarthy's last-ditch plan to keep the federal government temporarily open collapsed in dramatic fashion Friday as a robust...

Report: R.I. 14th overall best state for workers, 15th for working...

PROVIDENCE – Oxfam's latest report on U.S. working conditions by state placed Rhode Island as the 14th best state for workers overall, and the...

Cohen first woman to lead FBI’s Boston office

PROVIDENCE – For the first time, a woman will be in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s regional office that includes Rhode Island. Jodi...
RHODE ISLAND ranked No. 24 among the best states in which to retire, according to a new report by Bankrate. / PBN FILE PHOTO / ARTISTIC IMAGES

Bankrate: R.I. is 24th best state for retirement

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranks No. 24 in a new report on the best states in which to retire. The report by the consumer finance...
RHODE ISLAND ranked 34th for credit card debt burdens relative to income in the U.S., according to a report by creditcards.com. / AP FILE PHOTO / STEVE HELBER

Report: Rhode Islander’s ability to pay off credit card debt ranks...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranked No. 34 in the United States for the average amount of credit card debt and the capacity to pay...

R.I.’s May unemployment rate second-highest in New England

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island had the second-highest unemployment rate in New England in May at 3% but remained below the national rate of 3.7%,...

Impact of U.S. defaulting on its debt will be felt globally

WASHINGTON (AP) – If the debt crisis roiling Washington were eventually to send the United States crashing into recession, America's economy would hardly sink alone.  The repercussions...

R.I. sets goal of ending new gas-vehicle sales by 2035

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Wednesday said Rhode Island will join six other states, including Massachusetts, to end the sale of gas-powered...
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