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  • Gina Raimondo on Thursday signed into law a contentious plan to toll certain large commercial trucks at several locations around the state. The total for an 18- wheeler crossing the entire state along Interstate 95 would be about $20. The state on Friday announced the bidding process for several consultants for work such as constructing and operating toll...

  • The virus often produces either no symptoms or mild ones like fever in adults, but an outbreak in Brazil has been linked to a rare birth defect that causes a newborn's heads to be smaller and brain development issues. Outbreaks also have been reported in parts of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas. Pest control companies in Texas are...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Medical marijuana advocates are opposing an annual $350- per-plant fee that Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo wants to impose on some growers as part of her budget plan. Patients who grow marijuana for themselves would pay a $150 annual fee for each plant, while registered caregivers and cultivators who grow it for multiple patients would pay $350...

  • CVS Health's fourth-quarter profit rose 13 percent, as acquisition gains helped the drugstore operator and pharmacy benefits manager meet Wall Street's earnings expectations. That deal, which closed last summer, gave CVS Health national reach in dispensing prescription drugs to assisted living and skilled nursing homes, long-term care facilities,...

  • All but Florida had accepted a Medicaid expansion that is one of two major pathways to coverage under President Barack Obama's health care law. GOP presidential candidates are vowing to repeal "Obamacare," while offering hardly any detail on how they'd replace it without millions losing coverage. They are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois,...

  • PAWTUCKET, R.I.— Hollywood gets the top billing in Hasbro's star performance over the critical holiday season. Hasbro's total revenue rose more than 3 percent from the year before, accelerating the revenue gains that the company booked last year. The final quarter of the year, the most important for retailers, was a big one for Hasbro and its rival, Mattel Inc., which...

  • BOSTON— Tapping into Canadian hydropower is hardly a new concept in energy-starved New England. Among several plans yet to secure final approval are the $1.4 billion Northern Pass project, designed to bring 1,090 megawatts of Hydro- Quebec power through New Hampshire into southern New England and a 1,000- megawatt transmission line beneath Lake Champlain...

  • In New England, where a regional casino war is afoot, Connecticut's Foxwoods is remaking one of its gambling floors— now christened "The Fox"— as a hip, fun scene in the sprawling 30- year-old casino complex. In Rhode Island, the more modest-sized Twin River Casino removed 274 slot machines to make way for more poker and other table games favored by younger gamblers...

  • Report: Climate change threatens food fish in Northeast Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 4:01 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Fish and shellfish that humans rely on for food and that are important to the economy are on a list of Northeastern marine species considered most vulnerable to climate change, a federal government report released Wednesday and published by the journal PLOS ONE said. The study ranged from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, to the Gulf of Maine and is...

  • The White House said it supports making cyber intrusion tools available overseas for legitimate cybersecurity activities, according to a letter made public Tuesday. The Obama administration agrees that "keeping these technologies from illegitimate actors must not come at the expense of legitimate cybersecurity activities," according to a letter from...

  • BOSTON/ FAIRFIELD, Conn., Jan 13- General Electric Co's decision to move its corporate headquarters from Connecticut to Boston will boost the city's efforts to revitalize a once run-down district where mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger carried out some of his most notorious murders. The maker of products ranging from jet engines to high-tech medical devices said on...

  • BOSTON/ FAIRFIELD, Conn., Jan 13- General Electric Co's decision to move its corporate headquarters from Connecticut to Boston will boost the city's efforts to revitalize a run-down district where mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger carried out some his most notorious murders. The maker of products ranging from jet engines to high-tech medical devices said on...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 17- Companies would have to disclose publicly whether they have anyone on their board who is a "cyber security expert" under legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday. The outlook for approval of this proposal was unclear, but it comes at a time of growing concern in Congress about damaging computer hacks that have hit companies such as...

  • LONDON, Dec 10- Greece was the best government bond investment in the euro zone this year despite almost leaving the currency bloc in a dispute over its third financial rescue while Finland, a champion of fiscal responsibility, lost the most money for investors. Meanwhile Finland, which threatened to stay out of Greece's third bailout, has lost its allure as an...

  • COLUMN-Five apps to organize your financial life Monday, 7 Dec 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Dec 7- Earlier this year a tax pro mentioned the FileThis organizing app to me. Within seconds of installing it, I wondered, "Where has this been all my life?" I have tried an absurd number of software programs that promised to simplify, streamline and de-clutter our family's financial life.

  • FRANKFURT/ LONDON, Nov 11- Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile Netherlands division has drawn interest from private equity groups Apax and CVC, which are putting the finishing touches to their rival bids, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. The unit, which lags competitors KPN and Vodafone in the market, could be valued at up to 3 billion euros and is being sold...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 24- At least 27 U.S. state attorneys general on Thursday initiated a multi-state investigation of Volkswagen over its representations to consumers of its diesel vehicles, according to a spokeswoman for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan. The crisis deepened on Thursday, when Germany's transport minister said Volkswagen had manipulated...

  • Sept 16- CVS Health Corp reached a $48 million settlement of a lawsuit accusing the U.S. drugstore operator of fraudulently concealing a big loss of revenue in its pharmacy benefits manager business, culminating in a plunge in its stock price. CVS bought Caremark in March 2007 and changed its name to CVS Health last September. In April 2014, CVS agreed to pay $20...

  • Sept 16- CVS Health Corp reached a $48 million settlement of a lawsuit accusing the U.S. drugstore operator of fraudulently concealing a big loss of revenue in its pharmacy benefits manager business, culminating in a plunge in its stock price. The Woonsocket, Rhode Island- based company changed its name to CVS Health last September. In April 2014, CVS agreed to pay...

  • Sept 2- An anchor for Fox News Channel has sued Hasbro Inc for more than $5 million over the company's sale of a plastic toy hamster that shares her name, and which she says resembles her. In a complaint filed on Monday, Harris Faulkner, who joined Fox News in 2005, called it "demeaning and insulting" for Hasbro to portray her as a rodent with its Harris Faulkner hamster,...