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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 IS SCRAPPING a plan to build a headquarters in New York City. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JIM YOUNG

Amazon scraps plan to build a headquarters in New York City

NEW YORK - Amazon.com Inc. said it’s pulling out of a plan to build a headquarters in New York City, after a backlash from...

CVS Health named to FlexJobs’ 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs...

PROVIDENCE – FlexJobs, an online service for those looking for telecommuting, freelance and other jobs for remote workers, said CVS Health Corp. is on...
AMAZON.COM IS REPORTING a record-breaking holiday retail season, with hot-selling items ranging from Calvin Klein clothes to its Echo speakers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Amazon’s record holiday shows consumers’ spending splurge

NEW YORK – Amazon.com Inc. reported a record-breaking holiday season as shoppers loaded their online baskets with items from Echo speakers to Calvin Klein...

Crossroads Rhode Island awarded $5M from Bezos Day One Fund to...

KAREN A. SANTILLI is the president and CEO of Crossroads Rhode Island, which recently received a $5 million grant from the Bezos Day One...

Amazon awards Durfee High School $15K for STEM education, robotics

FALL RIVER – Students at Durfee High School recently received a $15,000 grant from Amazon.com Inc., for education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics,...
WALGREENS BOOTS Alliance is rolling out a nationwide next-day prescription-delivery service to fend off competition from Amazon.com Inc. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKASHA RABUT

With Amazon.com looming, Walgreens starts next-day drug delivery

NEW YORK - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. is rolling out a nationwide next-day prescription-delivery service to fend off competition from Amazon.com Inc. and numerous venture...
CYBERMANIA: Shoppers are on track to spend an estimated record of $7.8 billion on Cyber Monday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ALEX KRAUS

Blockbuster Cyber Monday is overshadowed by economic outlook

NEW YORK - Shoppers are on track to spend an estimated $7.8 billion on Cyber Monday - a record - boosting a strong holiday shopping...

Verizon offers incentive to sign up for Fios Gigabit Connection

PROVIDENCE – Verizon Fios customers in Rhode Island signing up for the Fios Gigabit Connection fiber-optic network will get a free year of Amazon...
WHILE IT DID NOT get the nod as one of the two cities chosen by Amazon.com for its HQ2 project, Providence did make a bid, which included this rendering of a glass-laden Superman Building as part of the pitch. / COURTESY R.I. COMMERCE CORP.

Are you happy or sad that Amazon.com bypassed Providence for its...

The news that Amazon.com is splitting its HQ2 program among two cities, Arlington, Va., and New York City, is big news. But will the...
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