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Two University of Massachusetts Dartmouth professors who were detained Sunday at Logan Airport after returning from an overseas trip, after President Donald Trump signed an executive order temporarily banning entrance to the U.S. from seven majority-Muslim countries, released a statement on Tuesday saying they were relieved to be back home and back at work. more
President Donald Trump spent his first week making good on even his most controversial campaign promises when it comes to immigration, leaving business leaders questioning what comes next and what it could mean for the U.S. economy. more
Ending the confusion, in a Monday interview with the Providence Business News, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza announced the city has joined the coalition of sanctuary cities across the nation. more
(Updated 9:47 a.m.) President Donald Trump defended the immigration clampdown that sparked a global backlash over the weekend by blaming the confusion at airports on protesters and on a computer outage at Delta Air Lines Inc. that caused flight cancellations. more
Consumer confidence rose in January to a 13-year high, reflecting ongoing optimism about post-election fiscal policies and their impact on economic growth. more
President Donald Trump’s plans to build a Mexican border wall are boosting the prospects of builders and material suppliers from Alabama to Frankfurt, but there may be no bigger winner than a giant cement maker based in Mexico. more
Rhode Island is among the top five states that stand to suffer if the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, is repealed. That’s according to data released Wednesday by personal finance website WalletHub. more
Former state representative Raymond E. Gallison Jr. has agreed to plead guilty to nine criminal charges related to stealing from a dead person’s estate and a special-needs trust, committing fraud and falsifying documents. more
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, delivering a fiery attack on the Washington establishment in which he vowed to return power to the American public and deliver on pledges he made in his campaign. more
The state’s top health insurance regulator is urging Congress not to change the framework of the Affordable Care Act, saying its repeal would harm systemic changes happening in Rhode Island and stall momentum made toward making health care and health insurance more affordable. more
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