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“Frozen” merchandise is the most coveted toy for girls this holiday season, knocking Barbie from the No. 1 position for the first time, according to a survey from the National Retail Federation. more
Sometimes it just feels good to be bad. After years of recession-imposed restraint, American consumers have more cash in their pockets, and some of it is going to our favorite guilty pleasures. more
Providence resident Sue Tremblay, of Providence, was recently hired by Providence-based brand culture and communications firm (add)ventures as its vice president of insights/analytics. A former … more
The average price of self-serve, unleaded gasoline is $2.38 in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, thanks to price jumps in each state of 8 and 12 cents, respectively, over the last week, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly cost survey. more
America means business -- or used to. Time was, anyone with a good idea and some startup money could take a chance and open a business. That risk-taking spirit kept millions of middle-class Americans upwardly mobile, with jobs that let them buy homes, raise families, send the kids to college and retire comfortably. more
Gasoline prices dropped a penny in Rhode Island, and fell 4 cents in Massachusetts over the past week, ending a five week streak of rising gas prices, according to AAA Northeast’s weekly survey. more
A new list ranks the 10 best communities for retirement in Rhode Island, and some of them may be a surprise. more
Standard & Poor’s agreed to be suspended from rating the biggest part of the commercial-mortgage bond market and pay almost $80 million to state and federal authorities over claims it bent criteria to win business. more
The Providence Performing Arts Center has announced its 38th Broadway season, which will open with Disney’s “Newsies” in October. more
Massachusetts voters cleared the way for new casinos from Wynn Resorts Ltd., MGM Resorts International and Penn National Gaming Inc., rejecting an effort to halt the expansion of gambling in the state. more
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