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Vestis Retail Group LLC, the operator of Eastern Mountain Sports, filed for bankruptcy protection after failing to adjust to changes in U.S. shopping habits, especially among young people. more
The city’s tallest building has lost nearly half its value over the past three years, according to the revaluation prepared for Providence by a commercial contractor. more
Rhode Island ranked second in the nation for its 13.3 percent year-over-year construction job growth in March, the Associated General Contractors of America said Friday. more
Consumer confidence unexpectedly fell in April to the weakest level in seven months as Americans were rattled by unsatisfying wage growth and concern over how the upcoming presidential election would impact the economy. more
Bristol County Savings Bank, through its charitable foundation, awarded grants totaling $80,000 to 12 Pawtucket-area nonprofit organizations last week during a ceremony at the Pawtucket Country Club on March 30. more
The pitch: The mission of Massage Envy is to make customized massages, facials and relaxing therapies available to everyone. Years in business: Purchased initial franchise in August 2009 … more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.4 percent in March for the fourth consecutive month, the state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. more
Rhode Island is the ninth-most-expensive state for child care in the nation, according to the Economic Policy Institute. more
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly declined last week to match a more than 42-year low, indicating employers are upbeat about an economy that bogged down in the first quarter. more
The cost of living in the U.S. excluding food and fuel rose less than forecast in March, bearing out Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s forecast that the recent pickup would prove fleeting. more
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