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It’s make or break time for retailers

Local retailers have turned to traditional in-store special touches such as gift wrapping and promises of superior customer service to attract customers to their...

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,...
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...

Don’t charge employers for workers on welfare

Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., is all set to propose legislation that proposes to put a tax on large businesses with employees who receive benefits...

Most read stories on PBN.com, June 2018

1. 2018 40 under Forty winners chosen POSTED ONLINE: JUNE 8. Providence Business News has chosen the winners for its 14th 40 Under Forty program,...
PINNACLE LOGISTICS will cease cargo operations in at T.F. Green Airport on July 31, the R.I. Airport Corp. confirmed Friday. / COURTESY THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Pinnacle Logistics to leave T.F. Green, ceasing Amazon-related shipping business at...

WARWICK – Pinnacle Logistics LLC will cease operations at T.F. Green Airport on July 31, the R.I. Airport Corp. confirmed Friday, laying off 149...
CVS' STOCK PRICES JUMPED on a report that Amazon.com Inc. had shelved plans to ship prescription drugs for now. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

Amazon effect works in reverse as CVS investors get over fears

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp., along with rival drugstores and drug distributors, rallied after a report that Amazon.com Inc. had shelved plans to...
A RENDERING of a glass-laden Superman Building in the Commerce RI Amazon HQ2 pitch. / COURTESY COMMERCE RI

R.I. releases most details of Amazon HQ2 pitch

PROVIDENCE -The R.I. Commerce Corp. released its Amazon HQ2 Request For Proposals response Friday on its website, Rhode Island for Amazon. Commerce RI redacted the amount...

Cities need more workers, not jobs

A funny thing happened after Amazon invited cities to compete for its second North American headquarters. Somehow other corporations got the idea that they...
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