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United Parcel Service Inc. said it expects six days during this holiday season to surpass its single-busiest shipping day last year, a workload sure to put its yearlong preparation to the test as online retail sales rise. more
The nonseasonally adjusted jobless rate for the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area dropped four-tenths of a percentage point in September, improving to 7.5 percent from 7.9 percent a month earlier. more
Second-quarter data shows that Massachusetts’ economy is bouncing back from a first quarter “temporary reversal of fortune.” more
State and local officials celebrated the completion of the $2.75 million expansion at the Providence Emergency Operations Center on Wednesday. more
The Providence-Fall River-Warwick metropolitan area saw its construction employment increase 5 percent in September to 22,800 jobs, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. more
Rhode Island’s foreclosure inventory dropped six-tenths of a percentage point in September compared with a year ago, and the state also registered fewer completed foreclosures during that same period, according to information released Wednesday by CoreLogic. more
Single-family home sales dropped 1.9 percent in the third quarter, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said on Wednesday. more
Amazon.com Inc.’s CEO Jeff Bezos has a knack for harnessing product reviews to get customers to buy online. His latest move: Web-savvy moms whose opinions are coveted by peers who want to know what’s hot this holiday season. more
Consumer confidence advanced in October as Americans enjoyed further price drops at the gas pump and the job market continued to improve. more
The Dunkin’ Donuts chain, capitalizing on the cult-like demand for Dominique Ansel Bakery’s Cronut in New York, is introducing its own doughnut-croissant hybrid next week. more
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