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It has been a tumultuous year for Cranston-based jewelry maker Alex and Ani and its founder, Carolyn Rafaelian. more
Ed Forer’s company, Blue Sky Group, is a rags-to-riches story, though Forer will be the first to tell you serendipity, however opportune, cannot be counted on for long-range, strategic planning. more
Wild Things LLC, a provider of outerwear and tactical clothing for the military, is thriving today, but a year ago, the automatic budget cuts accompanying sequestration nearly destroyed the company, the firm’s CEO says. more
Selling pagers from a small store in Randolph, Mass., 21 years ago, Ray Leung couldn’t have imagined the iPhone 6. Back then, phones had yet to become smart and the introduction of new models had not become global events. more
WalletHub, the personal finance social network, released a study looking at the rates at which S&P 100 companies are taxed at the state, federal and international levels. more
(Updated, 4:45 p.m.) CVS Caremark Corp. halted sales of tobacco products almost a month ahead of schedule, started a smoking-cessation campaign, and changed its name to position itself as an advocate of better health. more
Eileen Howard Boone is the senior vice president, corporate social responsibility and philanthropy at CVS Health and president of the CVS Health Foundation. After removing tobacco from nearly 8,000 CVS locations nationwide and implementing more health and wellness programs, the company was given the Workplace Hero award by the American Red Cross Rhode Island chapter. Under Boone’s leadership, CVS Health donated more than $6.5 million to Rhode Island nonprofit organizations last year. Other praised initiatives included the Totes of Hope Program, the CVS Charity Classic golf tournament and the CVS Health Emergency Response Team. Boone has held this role for a little over a year and she most recently served as CVS Health’s senior vice president of corporate communications and community relations. more
A new website has been launched to encourage Rhode Islanders to shop at locally owned businesses – buylocalri.org. more
In honor of its 100th anniversary, Wright’s Dairy Farm & Bakery is renovating its facilities to meet customer demand. more
Three decades after the height of their popularity, U.S. customs officials are still supposed to be on the lookout for knockoff Rubik’s Cube and Pac-Man games. more
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