Updated June 26 at 11:27pm
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President Barack Obama said Friday that the U.S. respects the decision of U.K. voters to leave the European Union, and that the “special relationship” between the countries would endure. more
U.S. stocks tumbled, joining a worldwide selloff with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping more than 350 points, as the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union fanned speculation that a divided Europe would put another brake on already fragile global growth. more
A turbulent start to the open of the London market propelled trading volume as much as 700 percent higher than normal, while at least one dark pool was suspended as investors around the globe digested U.K. voters’ decision to leave the European Union. more
Democrats closed out a marathon sit-in on the U.S. House floor Thursday afternoon after 25 hours of emotionally charged speeches demanding action on gun control, but they insisted their protests would continue in other forms. more
(Updated 2:48 p.m.) U.S. Reps. David N. Cicilline and James R. Langevin joined a sit-in demonstration on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday led by U.S. Rep. John Lewis to demand action on gun violence. more
Pending Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s signature, Rhode Island will establish a new advisory council to oversee local pension plans, which together are underfunded by more than $2 billion. more
The General Assembly approved an $8.9 billion budget bill for fiscal 2017 that provides tax relief to retirees, enhances the state’s economic development tools, fully funds education, scales back a plan to tax medical marijuana and rolls back state beach parking fees to 2011 levels. more
The campaign for the U.K. to quit the European Union was forced onto the back foot Monday as momentum shifted back to “Remain” three days before the EU referendum. The pound jumped the … more
Twin River Management Group is holding a campaign kick-off rally Tuesday to garner support for Question 1 on the November ballot that would allow for construction of a casino and hotel in Tiverton. more
The R.I. House of Representatives approved a nearly $9 billion state budget late Wednesday, which includes several tax breaks and dramatically increases the size of state … more
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