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LOADING UP: Ric Wild, executive director at the Good Neighbors Inc. food pantry in East Providence, loads bags of food into a vehicle while volunteer Elaine Fredrick fills boxes. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

STARVING FOR HELP: Needy flock to R.I.’s overwhelmed food pantries

IT'S COMMON for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center Executive Director Heather Hole Strout to see adults and the elderly seeking food at...

The case against government incentives

There have been two prominent instances in recent years of governments offering huge monetary incentives in exchange for an office or factory. Both have...
RHODE ISLAND FOUNDATION CEO and President Neil D. Steinberg has had 'very preliminary' talks with local leaders about saving the Industrial Trust Co. building, also known as the 'Superman' building, according to The Boston Globe. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Globe: R.I. Foundation head had ‘preliminary’ talks about saving Superman building

PROVIDENCE – Discussions about potentially saving Rhode Island’s tallest – and currently vacant – skyscraper have surfaced once again. Rhode Island Foundation CEO and President...

Don’t declare war on big tech companies

Across the federal government, the knives are officially out for big technology companies. Avoiding a bloodbath should be a priority. The House Judiciary Committee is...
AMAZON.COM is planning to expand its grocery footprint beyond Whole Foods, according to the Wall street Journal. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MIKE KANE

Amazon plans to open dozens of grocery stores, WSJ reports

NEW YORK - Amazon.com Inc. plans to open dozens of grocery stores in United States cities, The Wall Street Journal reported, a move that...
AMAZON.COM INC. is reportedly planning to split its HQ2 expansion across two cities for logistical reasons. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

Amazon plans to split HQ2 between 2 locations: WSJ

NEW YORK - Amazon plans to split its second headquarters evenly between two locations rather than picking one city for HQ2, the Wall Street...
AMAZON.COM is eliminating monthly bonuses and stock awards for warehouse workers and other hourly employees after the company pledged this week to raise pay to at least $15 an hour. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JIM YOUNG

Amazon warehouse workers lose bonuses, stock awards for raises

NEW YORK - Amazon.com Inc. is eliminating monthly bonuses and stock awards for warehouse workers and other hourly employees after the company pledged this...
AMAZON.COM INC. has raised its United States minimum wage to $15 an hour. / / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

Jeff Bezos blinked; Amazon raises minimum wage in U.S., U.K.

NEW YORK - Jeff Bezos blinked. Bowing to political pressure, he announced plans Tuesday to raise the minimum wage for all Amazon.com Inc. employees in...
AT&T HAS RECEIVED APPROVAL to acquire Time Warner. BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

AT&T cleared by judge to buy Time Warner, create media giant

NEW YORK - AT&T Inc. was cleared by a judge to take over Time Warner Inc. in an $85 billion deal that the mobile-phone giant...
TRAFFIC AND CARGO both increased in March at T.F. Green Airport, as new discount carriers continued to have an impact on activity there and cargo traffic grew due to Amazon.com opening a fulfillment center in Fall River. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

T.F. Green traffic increases 12.3% in March

WARWICK – March passenger traffic at T.F. Green Airport increased 12.3 percent year over year to 347,598 passengers, an upswing of 38,113 fliers, according...

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