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L.L. BEAN HAS CUT BACK on its lifetime satisfaction guarantee, citing abuse of the policy. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SHIHO FUKADA

L.L. Bean eliminates its legendary lifetime returns policy

NEW YORK - For more than a century, L.L. Bean has offered lifetime returns on its products. Now, thanks to growing abuse of the program, the...
SEA CORP was one of three businesses awarded a $49.9 million multiple award contract from the Combat Control Systems Department at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center in Newport.

SEA CORP one of 3 companies awarded $49.9M multiple award contract

MIDDLETOWN - Systems Engineering Associates Corp. was one of three contractors awarded a three-year $49.9 million multiple award contract to provide services including design,...
FRONTIER AIRLINES has added two nonstop seasonal flights at T.F. Green Airport to and from Atlanta and Austin, Texas. / COURTESY FRONTIER AIRLINES

Frontier announces seasonal flights to Atlanta, Austin, Texas

WARWICK – Frontier Airlines will add two new nonstop, low-fare routes from T.F. Green Airport to Atlanta and Austin, Texas, beginning in April, the...
DAVE BROWN has sold his company, Droners LLC, to PrecisionHawk Inc. He started the company in August 2015. Brown will continue on with Droners under PrecisionHawk. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Droners LLC acquired by North Carolina drone tech company

SOUTH KINGSTOWN - Droners LLC has been acquired by PrecisionHawk Inc., a drone technology company based in Raleigh, N.C.Droners runs Droners.io, a website that connects professional drone pilots...
CVS HEALTH CORP. reported a $6.6 billion profit for 2017. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO.CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS’ 2017 profit jumps on tax cut boon

WOONSOCKET – CVS Health Corp. on Thursday reported a $6.6 billion profit for 2017, an increase of 24.5 percent from the prior year's $5.3...
CAI SOFTWARE LLC, based in Smithfield, has acquired Pennsylvania company IMS Software LLC.

CAI Software acquires IMS Software LLC

SMITHFIELD – CAI Software LLC, an enterprise resource planning software provider, has acquired Furlong, Pa.-based company IMS Software LLC, also known as Integrated Management...
DUNKIN' DONUTS WILL eliminate the use of foam cups in its stores by 2020. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/RON ANTONELLI

Dunkin’ Donuts to ditch foam cups for paper by 2020

CANTON, Mass. - Dunkin’ Donuts will eliminate its use of polystyrene foam cups by 2020, Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. announced Wednesday.The company will replace...
HASBRO grew revenue year over year in 2017, but saw profit decline due to repatriation taxes driven by the new tax code. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Hasbro revenue up, profit down on tax code changes

PROVIDENCE – Hasbro Inc. reported net income of $396.6 million for 2017, which thanks to a $296.5 million charge as a result of the...
PROVIDENCE-WARWICK-FALL RIVER metropolitan construction employment increased 9 percent year over year, not seasonally adjusted. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

AGCA: Providence metro construction employment up 9% in December

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area rose 9 percent year over year, not seasonally adjusted, in December to 26,300, a...
IN THE 20 REGIONS that are finalists for the Amazon.com Inc. headquarters sweepstakes, some say the price isn't worth the proposed economic impact. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

Proposed Amazon HQ tax breaks draw criticism

NEW YORK - Jamie Eldridge, the son of an electrical engineer who grew up in suburban Boston, would seem like a natural cheerleader for Massachusetts’...
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