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As the Newport International Boat Show enters its 44th year, the hope among organizers is attendance and sales will signal a rising tide capable of lifting the economic fortunes of the Ocean State boating industry. more
U.S. retail sales this holiday season may rise the most in three years as the improving employment picture gives more shoppers the means to splurge on gifts, the National Retail Federation said. more
When the U.S. retail sales report drops on Wednesday, there are a number of things you want to pay close attention to. One of those isn’t the headline number. more
After selling pagers for about three years, Ray Leung started working with the company that would become Wireless Zone in 1996. It’s been a profitable partnership for Cumberland’s Leung. He’s now president of CRMS Inc., which owns 12 Wireless Zone businesses, including four in Rhode Island. At right is Leung, at the Taunton Ave. Wireless Zone store in East Providence, with store manager Brad Lavoie. more
A slowdown in global growth, resulting in plunging commodity prices, is prompting U.S. companies to say the glass is half empty. American consumers see it as half full. more
«constant ****SDLq»The greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add a useful plant to its culture.” – Thomas Jefferson. more
BOSTON – More than 17,000 military-service members and consumers throughout the country targeted by a predatory lending scheme will receive $92 million in debt relief under a settlement filed last week involving Massachusetts, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and 12 other states, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced. more
Will car-service apps Uber and Lyft be allowed to operate permanently and unregulated in Rhode Island? At this pace the state may never know. more
The pitched battle being fought by Amazon.com Inc., authors and publishers over the price of books is sad to watch. What they fail to recognize is that in the world of digital literature, book ownership will soon be an anachronism. more
If businesses needed a reminder of the growing prominence of supply-chain management in the e-commerce era, the image of Amazon drones delivering orders on network television this year likely provided it. more
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