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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...
AMAZON.COM will split its new headquarters between the National Landing area of Arlington, Va., near Washington D.C., and Long Island City, in the New York borough of Queens. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JIM YOUNG

Amazon splits coveted `HQ2′ between New York and Washington

NEW YORK - Amazon.com Inc. will build new offices in New York City and Arlington, VA., ending months of jockeying between potential locations across the...
AMAZON.COM is reportedly close to agreements that would split the new headquarters between two locales, the Crystal City area of Arlington, in Northern Virginia, and Long Island City, in the New York borough of Queens. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JIM YOUNG

Amazon is said near plan for HQ2 in New York, Virginia

NEW YORK - Amazon.com Inc.’s yearlong search for a second headquarters is nearing an end, people with knowledge of the matter said.The e-commerce giant...
TRAFFIC AND CARGO at T.F. Green Airport both increased year over year in June. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

T.F. Green traffic rises 18.2% in June

WARWICK – Traffic at T.F. Green Airport in June increased 18.2 percent year over year to 387,916 total passengers, according to the most recent...

Don’t blame Amazon, Apple for today’s expensive market

The highest-valued stock in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, based on this year’s expected earnings, is not Amazon.com Inc., Netflix Inc. or any...
AMAZON.COM is already putting pricing pressure on retail pharmacy store-brand medications at CVS Health and Walgreens, competition that will only intensify as the online giant integrates its recent purchase of PillPack. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SARA HYLTON

Amazon is already undercutting prices on over-the-counter pills

NEW YORK – As pharmacy chains await Amazon.com Inc.’s entry into the prescription-drug market, the online retail giant is already undercutting them for non-prescription...
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