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PROVIDENCE MAYOR JORGE O. ELORZA vetoed a city ordinance amendment what would limit the use of single-use plastic bags on the grounds that it would inordinately affect low-income families. Elorza called for more community engagement and said he still supports the reduction of the use of plastic bags. / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Elorza vetoes single-use plastic bag ban for now, requests more community...

PROVIDENCE – Saying that it would inordinately affect low-income families, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza on Monday vetoed a city ordinance amendment that would...
OCEAN STATE JOB LOT will hold its 10th annual "Savings 911" discount week from March 22-28, providing first responders and public safety professionals with a 25 percent discount. / COURTESY OCEAN STATE JOB LOT

Ocean State Job Lot to hold 10th annual ‘Savings 911’ discount...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Job Lot is offering first responders and public safety professionals a 25 percent discount at any of its retail...

Toys R Us is said to miss vendor payments as woes...

NEW YORK – Toys R Us Inc. has missed payments to some suppliers in recent days as the U.S. division heads toward a likely...
CVS HEALTH CORP. PRESIDENT AND CEO Larry J. Merlo has vaulted the first hurdle in makiing the proposed CVS Health-Aetna merge a reality, as shareholders of both companies voted to approve the combination Tuesday. / COURTESY CVS HEALTH

CVS, Aetna shareholders approve merger

WOONSOCKET – By overwhelming margins, the shareholders of CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. approved the proposed merger of the retail pharmacy and benefits...
CVS HEALTH AND AETNA shareholders are voting Tuesday to approve the merger of the two companies. If the votes approve the deal, it still reuires regulatory approval to be completed. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

CVS, Aetna shareholders voting Tuesday on merger

WOONSOCKET – Shareholders of CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc. are voting Tuesday to approve the proposed merger between the retail pharmacy and benefits...
WITH IT LOOKING more likely that Toys R Us will shutter its U.S. stores, toymakers are looking at a very different retail environment, especially for toys that do not have large marketing campaigns supporting them. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Toys R Us liquidation threatens to curb toymakers’ innovation

NEW YORK – Toys R Us Inc. doesn’t sell the most toys in the United States – that distinction goes to Walmart Inc. –...
THE PRICE FOR SELF-SERVE, UNLEADED REGULAR GASOLINE in Rhode Island fell 3 cents per gallon to $2.53 over the last week, even as it remained at $2.50 in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

R.I. gas prices fall 3 cents even as Mass. gas remains...

PROVIDENCE – The price of self-serve, unleaded regular gasoline fell 3 cents per gallon in the last week, according to AAA Northeast data released...
TOY MANUFACTURERS, including Hasbro, saw share prices drop early Friday on news that Toys R Us may shutter its U.S. operations entirely. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/JASON ALDEN

Hasbro falls on news Toys R Us said to prepare shutdown...

NEW YORK – Toys R Us Inc. is making preparations for a liquidation of its bankrupt U.S. operations after so far failing to find...

How low will retail go?

It’s hard to find anyone optimistic about the future of conventional retail as internet giants such as Amazon continue to accumulate customers. But where’s...
DUNKIN' BRANDS GROUP reported a $350.9 million profit for 2017, driven by a beneficial effect to tax liabilities caused by the recent federal tax code changes. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/RON ANTONELLI

Dunkin’ earns $350.9M 2017 profit bolstered by tax change, plans more...

CANTON, Mass. – Dunkin Brands Group Inc. reported earnings of $350.9 million in 2017, a 79.4 percent increase year over year that was primarily...
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