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  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Rhode Island police have arrested a third suspect in the theft of a truckload of diapers worth about $90,000. State Police say Dalzon leased the Providence storefront where detectives found 800 boxes of diapers last week. Police have said Audrey Bettis sold the diapers instead of delivering them to an Amazon distribution facility in Fall...

  • CRANSTON, R.I.— Rhode Island State Police say they have recovered more than half the load of diapers stolen from a delivery truck, but are still looking to pin down the location of the rest. Police say they recovered 600 boxes of the diapers from a private home in Cranston on Friday after recovering 900 boxes Thursday from a Providence storefront.

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— In a story Feb. 16 about a discrimination lawsuit against Tiffany& Co., The Associated Press erroneously reported the timing of when the employee alerted the company she would have to take leave for her fourth surgery. A former employee of Tiffany& Co. says the jewelry maker pushed her out of the New York- based company after she had her breasts and...

  • The White House expected its latest batch of 350 of the gold-plated pens by Friday. "He absolutely, positively, had to have them by Friday," said Andy Boss, who manages business gift sales for A.T. Cross Co., based in Providence, Rhode Island. " The company, sold to a private equity firm in 2013, was once a major Rhode Island employer but now makes most of its pens in China.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- Outlets of Santander Bank, already under fire for lending practices, denied mortgages to women, minorities and low-income borrowers in the U.S. The Committee for Better Banks, a coalition of bank workers, consumer advocacy groups and unions, dug into government data on home loans in the U.S. Santander's Ann Davis said the main data source,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- Outlets of Santander Bank, already under fire for lending practices, denied mortgages to women, minorities and low-income borrowers in the U.S. The Committee for Better Banks, a coalition of bank workers, consumer advocacy groups and unions, dug into government data on home loans in the U.S. Santander's Ann Davis said the main data source,...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— A former employee of Tiffany& Co. says the jewelry maker pushed her out after she had her breasts and ovaries removed to avoid getting cancer. Lisa O'Rourke alleges in a federal lawsuit that the New York- based company discriminated against her because she carries a gene mutation that put her at high risk for developing cancer, and she was...

  • CNBC Update: Senate rolls back gun background checks

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  • A letter to the Ivies was penned by Brown University senior Viet Nguyen. Nguyen leads the undergraduate student government at Brown and asked student government leaders at the other seven universities to sign on. Nguyen said his letter was signed by student government leaders at Columbia College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard College,...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— More than 2,000 dining tables with metal tops are being recalled after reports of elevated blood lead levels in four children in Rhode Island and California. The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission says consumers should stop using the recalled Railroad Tie and Parsons Railroad Tie tables made by Restoration Hardware Inc..

  • WASHINGTON— A bitterly divided Senate on Monday confirmed Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary despite strong objections by Democrats that the former banker ran a "foreclosure machine" when he headed OneWest Bank. Orrin Hatch, R- Utah, chairman of the Finance Committee. Votes on Trump's Cabinet picks have exposed deep partisan divisions in the...

  • A recall for overheating laptop batteries made by Panasonic was expanded this week. DETAILS: This expanded recall involves Panasonic lithium-ion battery packs installed in 18 models of Sony's VAIO Series laptop computers. Panasonic battery packs included in this recall have model number VGP-BPS26 and part numbers 1-853-237-11 and 1-853-237-21 printed...

  • The storm, which came a day after temperatures had been a spring-like 50 to 60 degrees, had wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour and left roads and sidewalks dangerously slick in densely populated cities such as New York, Boston and Philadelphia. Some coastal roads around Boston were closed as wind-driven waves washed over them. More than half of the flights into or...

  • Feb 9- Wind energy has surpassed hydropower as the biggest source of renewable electricity in the United States following the sector's second-biggest quarter ever for new installations, a wind industry trade group said on Thursday. Wind installations totaled 82,183 megawatts at the end of 2016, enough to power 24 million homes, the American Wind Energy...

  • President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency to release records detailing his communications with energy companies ahead of a Senate vote to confirm his nomination. "His inaction denies the public' prompt and reasonable' access to public documents and violates Oklahoma's Open Records Act," said Robert Nelon, a first amendment...

  • President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency to release records detailing his communications with energy companies ahead of a Senate vote to confirm his nomination. "His inaction denies the public' prompt and reasonable' access to public documents and violates Oklahoma's Open Records Act," said Robert Nelon, a first amendment...

  • President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency to release records detailing his communications with energy companies ahead of a Senate vote to confirm his nomination. "We are doing this because these emails should be released so that people can properly vet his record before the Senate votes to confirm him," said Nick Surgey, the...

  • *Q4 sales $1.63 bln vs. est. *Q4 adj. profit $1.64/ shr vs. est. *Shares rise 16.6 pct to record high of $96.34.

  • *Q4 sales $1.63 bln vs. est. *Q4 adj. profit $1.64/ shr vs. est. *Shares rise 16.6 pct to record high of $96.34.

  • The toymaker's shares rose nearly 9 percent to $90.00 in premarket trading on Monday, on track to open at a record high. The company also benefited from strong demand for dolls based on DreamWorks' "Trolls" movie, which was released in the United States in November. Demand for toys rose only 5 percent, compared with the estimate of 6.5 percent, hurt by increased...