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J.C. Penney Co. plans to shutter as many as 140 stores and trim thousands of jobs, becoming the latest department-store chain to make big moves in a world of lower mall traffic and fierce online competition. more
Local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections increased 3.1 percent year over year in May, and nearly 8 percent when comparing the first 11 months of the fiscal year with the same time frame last year, the state Department of Revenue said Wednesday. more
Edible Rhody magazine has released its list of local food heroes for 2016 based on reader feedback. more
Skills for Rhode Island’s Future, a public-private partnership that aims to meet hiring needs of employers by offering customized talent sourcing solutions to place qualified long-term unemployed and underemployed candidates into available positions, was launched Wednesday. more
Economic activity is continuing at a modest to moderate pace in the First District despite uncertainty about the presidential election, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report released Wednesday. more
The state’s economy was “stuck in neutral” in the second quarter, according to Leonard Lardaro, a University of Rhode Island economist. more
Will the Scottie dog, cat, top hat, car, thimble, boot, wheelbarrow and battleship remain in Monopoly? Or will they be replaced by things like a bow tie, T-Rex, sliced bread, bathtub, sunglasses and hashtag? more
Narragansett Brewing Co. placed 38th on the Brewers Association list of the top 50 craft breweries in the country and 45th among the top brewing companies. more
Sports Authority Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection with a plan to slim down after missing out on the fitness boom that’s been a rare bright spot in retail. more
Regular self-serve gasoline fell 2 cents in Rhode Island this week, but prices are unchanged in Massachusetts, AAA Northeast said Monday. more
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