CVS Caremark en CVS Pulling Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Off Its Shelves <p>Rhode Island based CVS-Caremark announced Wednesday that it will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products in its stores starting this year. CVS said it is the first national chain to make this move.</p><p>The goal is to have cigarettes and other tobacco products off the shelves at its more than 7,600 stores by October 1<sup>st</sup>. CVS-Caremark’s CEO calls selling tobacco inconsistent with the store’s purpose.</p><p>CVS plans to launch a smoking cessation program in the spring, offering information on how to quit and treatment at its pharmacies.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 13:48:04 +0000 Catherine Welch 28663 at CVS Pulling Cigarettes and Tobacco Products Off Its Shelves URI: University in RI or University of RI? <p>Even President Obama is talking about rising college tuitions as students return to campus. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay&nbsp; talks about what this all means for our flagship public university, the University of Rhode Island.</p><p>The days are getting shorter, the breezes off our cobalt coastline are cooler. The rhythms of fall return. In our cozy corner of New England, a timeless harbinger of the season is students thronging college campuses.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:04:30 +0000 Scott MacKay 20553 at CVS Caremark Settles With The SEC for $20M <p><span lang="en-US"><font size="3" face="Times New Roman,serif"><span style="font-size:12pt;"><font size="4" color="black"><span style="font-size:14pt;">CVS Caremark has entered into a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.&nbsp; T</span></font><font size="4" color="black"><span style="font-size:14pt;">he settlement ends a three year investigation.</span></font></span></font></span></p><p></p><div style="margin:0;"><br><p></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 16:44:11 +0000 John Bender 19441 at CVS and Others Ban Rolling Stone Featuring Boston Bombing Suspect on Cover <p>The August issue of <em>Rolling Stone</em> magazine is having some circulation problems because of the man on its cover.</p><p></p><p>CVS, Walgreen’s and Tedeschi Food Stores are refusing to sell the August issue of <em>Rolling Stone</em> magazine because the cover features a picture of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 20:14:23 +0000 Flo Jonic 18594 at Bonus Q+A: John Ward talks Woonsocket politics and His Legislative Wish List <p>Woonsocket City Council President John Ward is our guest on Bonus Q+A as we talk Woonsocket's economy, its upcoming mayoral race, consolidation, the historic tax credit, and other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 11560 at Political Roundtable: Ward Concerned About Tax Impact on CVS jobs <p></p><p>Woonsocket City Council President John Ward visits the Roundtable this week to talk about the outlook for fiscal stability in the northern Rhode Island community; the debate over tax policy in Rhode Island; and how to keep more young workers in the Ocean State.</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis, Scott MacKay & Maureen Moakley 11552 at Political Roundtable: Ward Concerned About Tax Impact on CVS jobs Woonsocket Council Prez Ward Concerned About Possible Tax Hit for CVS <p>Woonsocket City Council President John Ward is concerned that jobs provided by CVS Caremark Corporation could vanish if the company loses a big chunk of a state tax credit.</p><p>"Based on their reaction, I'm a little concerned," Ward said, referring to how CVS lobbyist Robert Goldberg said the company <a href="">may reconsider its ties to Rhode Island</a> if it loses part of a job development tax credit worth about $15 million a year.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 19:56:20 +0000 Ian Donnis 11545 at Good News for RI Health Businesses? <p>Perhaps.</p><p>Westerly Hospital is <a href="">closer to being acquired </a>by the CT-based nonprofit Lawrence &amp; Memorial. That might provide some relief to the financially troubled hospital, which has been in receivership since late last year (see <a href="">lots of great posts </a>about that by my illustrious predecessor).</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8314 at