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An estimated 140 million U.S. shoppers will hit stores and the Web this weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving discounts, kicking off what retailers predict will be the best holiday season in three years. more
An independent study of public safety dispatch services in the state recommends the creation of regional emergency dispatch centers to save municipalities money, particularly since the 911 system is moving toward technology that can relay text messages, photos and video. more
Jesse Busk spent a 12-hour shift rushing inventory through an Amazon.com Inc. warehouse in Nevada to meet quotas. His day wasn’t over, though. more
Rhode Island made the top 10 list of the worst-funded state pensions by ThinkAdvisor, which provides information for the investment advisory community. more
The greater Providence-Warwick area is ranked in 36th place out of 300 medium to large cities in the U.S. as an attractive place for new lawyers to start their careers. more
Rhode Island’s top transportation official has dealt a potentially fatal blow to the campaign to raise the height of a planned Providence River pedestrian bridge and extend a riverwalk through the former Interstate 195 land. more
Rhode Island single-family home sales rose 5 percent in October and the median price of those sales spiked 14 percent compared with the same period last year, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Wednesday. more
Hasbro Inc. reported third-quarter net income of $180.5 million on revenue of $1.47 billion, fueled by growth in the boys category, where revenue jumped 22 percent alone, thanks to sales of Nerf, Transformers, Marvel and Star Wars products. more
The director of the R.I. Department of Revenue described state hotel tax collections as “up modestly” for July. more
July’s hotel, meal and beverage tax collections increased over June’s numbers, and also bested the numbers posted in July 2013, according to information released by the R.I. Department of Revenue. more
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