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What makes the U.S. economy grow? A look at consumer spending data offers a simple if perhaps troubling answer: Increasingly, it's people buying stuff they don't need. Any effort to separate wants from needs involves subjectivity. One … more
Prices for self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline fell 3 cents in Rhode Island and 2 cents in Massachusetts this week, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Regular self-serve gasoline fell 2 cents in Rhode Island this week, but prices are unchanged in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
Rhode Island elected officials, community agencies and corporate partners joined together Monday to celebrate the completion of renovations at 40 S. Main St., a former hardware store transformed into six apartments, a kitchen incubator space and a public market plaza. more
The owner of Oasis Market convenience store pleaded guilty last week to a million-dollar food stamp fraud scheme. more
Hasbro Inc. rose as much as 5.4 percent in early trading after quarterly earnings topped analysts’ estimates, boosted by demand for “Star Wars”-licensed toys and its own Nerf and Play-Doh properties. more
For “Star Wars” fans, Christmas is coming early this year: on Sept. 4, when the toys tied to Walt Disney Co.’s first film in the space-adventure series go on sale. more
CVS Health Corp. recently announced the launch of Be The First, an initiative to help those who smoke quit and ensure that those who don’t smoke, never start. Eileen Howard Boone, CVS Health’s senior vice president of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy, and president of the CVS Health Foundation, talked with Providence Business News about the initiative. more
Sales at U.S. retailers rose less than forecast in October as consumers pocketed the money saved after fueling up their cars. more
As of today, 1 percent of the food consumed in Rhode Island is produced here. But advocates of the locally sourced food movement want that percentage to grow significantly over the next four decades. Rhode Island is a little small to … more
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