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Rhode Island provides $100M in aid for businesses, jobless

Rhode Island provides $100M in aid for businesses, jobless

Rhode Island will provide an additional $100 million in relief to businesses and residents expected to suffer during a two-week period of new restrictions starting Monday meant to control the current spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday.

National News

US jobless claims up for 2nd straight week as virus worsens

US jobless claims up for 2nd straight week as virus worsens

By PAUL WISEMAN, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week for a second straight week to 778,000, evidence that the U.S. economy and job market remain under strain as coronavirus cases surge and colder weather heighten the risks. The Labor Department’s report Wednesday said that…

Biden picks John Kerry for climate change role

Biden picks John Kerry for climate change role

Joe Biden is filling out his administration with key picks for his national security and foreign policy teams. Former Secretary of State, Massachusetts U.S. Senator and Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry will lead the incoming administration’s effort to combat climate change.

CDC begs Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

CDC begs Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household.

 
 

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