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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...

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...

Crossroads Rhode Island awarded $5M from Bezos’ philanthropic effort

PROVIDENCE - Crossroads Rhode Island received a $5 million award from the Bezos Day One Fund's Families Fund, the Jeff Bezos-backed organization announced Tuesday. “We're...
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 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...

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...
AMAZON.COM has agreed to purchase Boston-based PillPack, allowing the online retail giant to enter the pharmacy business directly. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

Amazon makes big foray into health care with PillPack purchase and...

NEW YORK – Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to buy the online pharmacy startup PillPack, jumping into the health care business with a deal that will...
A SCREENSHOT of the change.org campaign to petition Amazon.com Inc. to purchase Benny's and continue to run the chain in largely the same manner.

Petition to Amazon’s Bezos to buy Benny’s nears goal of 5,000...

PROVIDENCE - A change.org petition that recommends that Amazon.com Inc. buy and preserve Benny’s 31 retail stores is on the cusp of attaining its...
MAJOR PUBLICATIONS have seen an uptick in readership due to their national political coverage, but not all papers are experiencing the "Trump bump." /COURTESY BLOOMBERG

Trump bump for president’s media archenemies eludes local papers

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump loves to hurl his Twitter-ready insult at the New York Times: #failingnytimes. But in the stock market, the New...

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