Updated December 7 at 6:27pm
Economic Indicators
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The decades-old retail tradition of Black Friday limped closer to obsolescence this year as online shopping and earlier discounts kept many brick-and-mortar customers at home. more
Citing high employment rates, optimism and Small Business Saturday, a Rhode Island retail expert is projecting a prosperous holiday shopping season for the state’s businesses and retail sector. more
Rhode Island remained 48th nationally on the Rhode Island Center for Freedom & Prosperity’s monthly Jobs & Opportunity Index report in October, and again is the last state in New England on the economic index. more
Free parking is being offered in designated commercial districts in the city starting today as part of Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s #ThinkPVD campaign to encourage local shopping this holiday season. more
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and other brick-and-mortar chains are counting on heavier discounts and a bigger online selection to help keep up with Amazon.com Inc. this holiday season. more
When it comes to gross domestic product growth, it’s not a surprise that Providence County leads the state’s five counties with GDP growth of $1.1 billion, according to a SmartAsset study. more
The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area ranked among the 10 worst metropolitan areas for small-business growth in the United States, losing 625 small businesses over the four-year period measured by the American City Business Journals. more
Filings for unemployment benefits in the U.S. rebounded last week from a four-decade low while remaining consistent with a firm labor market. more
An Obama administration policy that would have given more white-collar workers overtime starting Dec. 1 was blocked nationwide by a federal judge in Texas. more
The frenzy is about to begin. more
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