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Even after doling out discounts on electronics and clothes, retailers struggled to entice shoppers to Black Friday sales events, putting pressure on the industry as it heads into the final weeks of the holiday season. more
NEW YORK - The holiday shopping season in the U.S. is in full swing after most retailers flung open their doors yesterday, offering bargains on everything from televisions to coffee brewers. Here’s … more
Personal income last year for the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area grew 1.6 percent, slightly below the United States average of 2 percent. more
Providence Place mall retailers were thrilled with shopper turnout Friday, as those who opened early were met by hundreds of Black Friday enthusiasts. Blue laws prevent Rhode Island, along with Massachusetts and Maine, from opening on Thanksgiving Day, but the old law didn’t stop dedicated shoppers from lining up outside large retail shops Thursday for “Door Buster” deals beginning after midnight. more
The Ocean State is one the top 20 “booziest” states, according to a survey by Thrillest. more
Rhode Island lost 700 construction jobs from September to October, ranking it second-to-last among states for construction employment. more
A new website has been launched to encourage Rhode Islanders to shop at locally owned businesses – buylocalri.org. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated as energy producers tumbled after OPEC’s decision to keep its output target unchanged while retailers climbed as shoppers hunted for holiday deals. more
Holiday shopping in the U.S. kicked off earlier than ever this year, leaving some customers who didn’t want to skip out on their Thanksgiving celebrations without the bargains they were seeking. more
Part of the Red Sox ownership group will purchase the Pawtucket Red Sox, according to a Boston Globe report. more
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