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CVS HEALTH received a B+ from the D.C.-based advocacy group Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families for its policies and practices regarding the reduction and elimination of potentially dangerous chemicals from its inventory. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS garners B+ in chemical elimination effort from advocacy group

WOONSOCKET –  CVS Health Corp. was awarded a B+ by advocacy group Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families in a report published Wednesday examining the policies...
THE CLOSING OF THE BRAYTON POINT power plant by owner Energy Capital Partners is part of a projected shortfall of electricity generating capacity that ISO-New England expects will increase prices in New England for power consumers.  / COURTESY DOMINION RESOURCES INC.

With demolition underway, Brayton Point rebranded for wind energy industry

PROVIDENCE – Once the largest coal-fired power plant in New England, the retired Brayton Point Power Station is being remodeled into a logistics port,...
A NORTH PROVIDENCE dentist was sentenced to three years probation and 280 hours of community service per year for diverting and failing to report $1.2 million in payments from insurance carriers and patients to his practice.

R.I. dentist sentenced to 3 years probation for failing to report...

PROVIDENCE – Dr. Lawrence P. Stephenson of Lincoln was sentenced in U.S. District Court to three years probation and 280 hours per year of...
RHODE ISLAND GDP increased at a 2.8 percent annualized rate in the second quarter, 1.4 percentage points lower than the annualized national GDP growth rate for the quarter. The Ocean State's GDP growth rate ranked No. 47 in the country. / COURTESY BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS

R.I. 2Q GDP growth rate 4th lowest in nation

PROVIDENCE – Gross domestic product in Rhode Island grew at an annualized rate of 2.8 percent in the second quarter, the fourth-slowest rate in...
THE NORTHEAST CPI rose 2.3 percent in October year over year. Bucking national trends, the utility gas CPI increased 4 percent year over year regionally in October, while the U.S. City average CPI for piped gas declined 2.1 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VINCENT MUNDY

Northeast CPI rises 2.3% in October

PROVIDENCE – The Northeast consumer price index increased 2.3 percent year over year, 0.2 percentage points lower than the average U.S. city growth, according...
NATURAL GAS for December delivery rose as much as 20 percent to $4.929 per million British thermal units, the highest since February 2014. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Natural gas soars 20% in U.S. on concerns about winter supplies

NEW YORK - Natural gas soared the most in nine years as forecasts for lingering U.S. cold spurred concern that supplies may not be...
CORE CPI in October increased 2.1 percent from one year prior. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST

U.S. consumer prices offer mixed signals on inflation outlook

NEW YORK - An underlying measure of United States consumer prices picked up in October while trailing forecasts on an annual basis, offering mixed...
GREEN DEVELOPMENT has applied for height variances for three turbines in the Providence port area. The turbines would be 364 feet tall. / COURTESY GOOGLE INC.

Providence zoning board to consider 3 new 364-ft. turbines at waterfront

PROVIDENCE – The Providence Zoning Board of Review will consider two proposals for the construction of three wind turbines on the Providence waterfront at...
THE NUMBER OF mall loans issued since the financial crisis identified as “highest risk” has almost tripled to 29 this year, according to Wells Fargo & Co. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MATT TOWNSEND

Borrowers flee empty malls, and bond investors brace for fallout

NEW YORK - Things are getting worse for malls across America. So much worse that their owners are walking away early from struggling properties,...
THE AVERAGE PRICE of regular gas in Rhode Island and Massachusetts declined 5 cents this week to $2.72 per gallon and $2.74 per gallon, respectively. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

R.I., Mass. gas prices drop 5 cents, most this year

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 5 cents this week to $2.72 per gallon, the largest...
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A summit on the topics of diversity and inclusion will be held at the start of the awards program. Attendees will learn from experts during a discussion of best practices. For details, including the list of winners, panelists and ticket information, click below.

Wednesday December 5, 2018

Crowne Plaza, Warwick
8am–11am