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GoPuff begins on-demand, convenience deliveries in Providence

PROVIDENCE – Pennsylvania-based goPuff, an online convenience-retail company, has started delivery service in Providence, from noon to 4:30 a.m., seven days a week.The company...
GASOLINE PRICES CONTINUED THEIR DROP, according to AAA Northeast, as traditional seasonal lowered demand combine with increasing stocks of fuel. / COURTESY AAA NORTHEAST

Gas prices still dropping in the region

PROVIDENCE - Seasonally low demand and increasing stocks of gasoline continue to drive the price of self-serve, unleaded regular fuel down, according to AAA...
IN THE FINAL TWO months of 2018, Tiffany & Co. reported a year-over-year 1 percent decline in worldwide sales to $1.04 billion. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

Tiffany holiday sales fall short as tourists scale back spending

NEW YORK - Tiffany & Co.’s holiday performance came short of the luxury jeweler’s own expectations. The results are another sign that the Christmas season...
CVS AND WALMART have reached a deal in which Walmart will allow its stores to continue to participate in CVS’s pharmacy networks to provide prescription drugs to patients through commercial and managed Medicaid programs. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

Walmart, CVS resolve public spat over prescription-drug pricing

NEW YORK - CVS Health Corp. shares climbed after the resolution of a disagreement over pricing that led Walmart Inc. to cut some ties...
SHORT SELLERS have been increasing their bets that shares of Tiffany & Co. will decline following the company's holiday sales report. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

Tiffany investors brace for more blues as holiday report looms

NEW YORK - Et Tu, Tiffany & Co.?That’s the question that appears to be on investors’ minds as the upscale retailer gets ready to...

Job Lot sales audit coordinator arrested for alleged theft of $20K

SCITUATE – Jennifer L. Cotrone, a former sales audit coordinator and 18-year employee at Ocean State Job Lot, has been arrested on felony charges...
THE BLOOMBERG Consumer Comfort Index declined to 58.5 last week from 59.5 as a measure of ratings about personal finances also fell to a four-month low. /BLOOMBERG NEWS/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. consumer comfort falls to four-month low on finance outlook

NEW YORK - A measure of Americans’ sentiment fell to a four-month low as gauges of views on personal finances and the national economy...
OCEAN STATE JOB LOT has acquired six former Toys R Us stores on the East Coast and leased another in Massachusetts. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Ocean State Job Lot expands into former East Coast Toys R...

PROVIDENCE – Ocean State Job Lot has purchased six former Toys R Us stores on the East Coast and leased another, the company announced...
“Heading into 2019, gasoline demand is expected to dwindle in January, an expected change following the busy holiday travel season,” said Lloyd Albert, AAA Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs. “At the same time, OPEC will begin production cuts January 1 with hopes the shift in global supply will push oil prices higher. The impact of the cuts will not likely be known until later in the first quarter.”

Gas sees 4 cent drop in R.I., Mass.

PROVIDENCE – The last AAA Northeast gasoline price report in 2018 showed continuing declines in the price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode...

Tax reform boosts profits in banking industry

You might say 2018 was the year of Trump in banking. It’s debatable whether President Donald Trump is accomplishing his campaign promise to make...
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