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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corp. are among six major retailers that reached an agreement with New York’s attorney general to add information to websites and mobile applications that will allow shoppers to compare prices by unit. more
The United States is preparing to sue Bank of America Corp. amid an impasse in talks to resolve government probes of the lender’s sale of mortgage-backed bonds before the financial crisis, a person familiar with the matter said. more
The four health insurance companies doing business in Rhode Island have filed their 2015 insurance rate requests with the R.I. Office of the Health Insurance Commissioner, and the period for public comment has begun. more
The R.I. General Assembly on Tuesday passed two new laws to streamline the state’s regulatory reform process and eliminate statutes exempting certain rules and regulations from review. more
Siemens AG is in talks with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. about a joint bid to buy Alstom SA’s energy business and counter a $17 billion offer by General Electric Co. more
A temporary tax holiday for U.S. companies to repatriate offshore profits would cost the government $95.8 billion in revenue over the next decade, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation, a nonpartisan scorekeeper for Congress. more
As pockets of the real estate market in Rhode Island climb out of the economic sludge of recession, Providence’s minority neighborhoods have been purposely bypassed by Santander Bank’s prime mortgage lending, according to a May 29 lawsuit filed by the city against the U.S. operations of the Madrid-based bank. more
Santander UK PLC and Barclays PLC said they don’t plan to implement the kind of curbs on riskier home loans imposed by Britain’s two largest nationalized lenders. more
Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Wednesday that Rhode Island will receive $1.2 million as its share of a multistate settlement with GlaxoSmithKline LLC to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by misrepresenting its asthma drug Advair and antidepressant drugs Paxil and Wellbutrin. more
President Barack Obama is proposing cuts in greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels, a central part of his plan to fight climate change that also carries political risk. more
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