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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
Consumer spending in the United States unexpectedly dropped in July for the first time in six months, a sign households are lagging behind as wages fail to accelerate. more
Rhode Island gasoline prices remain unchanged since last week, but prices have dropped 21 cents since this time last year, when the average price of self-serve, unleaded regular was $3.73. more
Chrysler Group LLC reported its best August for U.S. vehicle deliveries in 12 years, while Ford Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. also posted results that surpassed analysts’ projections. more
BOSTON – Cardtronics Inc., the world’s largest owner and operator of retail ATMs, last month agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve claims that it failed to comply with a previous court-approved settlement to make many of the company’s machines in Massachusetts accessible to blind and visually impaired users, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced. more
Service providers from U.S. retailers to builders expanded in November at the second-fastest pace in more than nine years, indicating the world’s largest economy is forging ahead through a global slowdown. more
BOSTON – An amendment to a Massachusetts law set to go into effect Jan. 1 could limit small wineries’ abilities to ship directly to retailers, The Boston Globe reported last week. more
Despite a sluggish start to holiday-season spending, some local business owners have seen solid increases in sales, giving weight to a recent survey placing Providence in the top 20 best local shopping destinations in the country. more
The Boston Globe has been in negotiations with Rhode Island Mall owner Winstanley Enterprises for the sale of its building on Morrissey Boulevard in Boston, the paper reported. more
Schools and charities from across the region on Nov. 13 shared nearly $80,000 in grants raised from the 2014 CVS Health Downtown 5K. Pictured with representatives from more than 40 organizations that received grants are Eileen Howard, second row, glasses, third from left, CVS Health senior vice president, and Charlie Breagy, to the right of Howard, CVS Health Downtown 5K race director. The race, held in September, this year marked its 25th anniversary. Since its inception, more than $1.5 million has been raised for organizations across southern New England. more
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