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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...
THE RHODE ISLAND COMMUNITY FOOD BANK is partnering up with Walmart and Feeding America for its annual "Fight Hunger. Spark Change." campaign.

Rhode Island Community Food Bank launches campaign with Walmart, Feeding America

PROVIDENCE - The Rhode Island Community Food Bank is partnering up with Walmart and Feeding America for the annual “Fight Hunger. Spark Change,” according...
WALMART IS SAID to be in talks to acquire Humana. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/PAUL TAGGART

Walmart is said in talks with Humana for deeper partnership

NEW YORK - Walmart Inc. is in talks with health insurer Humana Inc. for a closer partnership to provide health care to consumers at...

Gun shop owners wary of new restrictions

Walmart, the nation’s largest retailer of guns, as well as Dick’s Sporting Goods, recently decided to raise the minimum-age requirement for purchases of guns...
WALMART IS EXPERIMENTING with a number of ways to bring down its health care costs, including setting up accountable care organizations at many of its employment centers, where the retailer buys care directly from providers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Amazon isn’t only retail giant trying to remake health care

NEW YORK – Amazon.com Inc. says it wants to remake health care for its workers. But its biggest rival is beating it to the...

Marketing and sales: 5 ways to make 2018 your best year...

• Try something new.In their “Habits Across the Lifespan” study, Duke University researchers found nearly half of human behaviors are habit-based, regardless of age....
COURTESY BANNEKER INDUSTRIES

Most-read stories on PBN.com, Jan. 2018

1. Cheryl Snead, founder, CEO and president of Banneker Industries, dies. POSTED ONLINE: JAN. 23. Cheryl W. Snead, CEO and president of Banneker Industries...

The real reason Walmart raised its minimum wage

“Walmart workers” used to be a handy synonym for “low-paid.” But over the past few years, the company has steadily raised the wage it...

Surviving the retail apocalypse

Retail dies when based solely on the concept of visiting a store for a commodity item. To thrive in today’s market and emerge from...

Never give up on your dreams

J.C. Penney, founder of the retail giant that bears his name, once evaluated one of his young clerks, stating he “wasn’t thorough and wouldn’t...
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