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Thanksgiving is next week. Along with the family and turkey and fixin’s come the annual -- and historically terrible -- holiday shopping forecasts. One of my favorite traditions is to wait until the National Retail Federation posts its annual holiday spending forecast, and then write a few columns dissecting both the methodology (it’s pretty awful) and the forecast track record (it’s even worse). more
What advice would you give your 22-year-old self? I would tell my 22-year-old self to give herself a break. Growing up in a very strict Ethiopian household, I was often hard on myself to always do more. That is not a bad thing at all, however, there … more
Providence's behavior suggests that city government sees commercial property taxes as a key to patching its fiscal problems. How else to explain that the city has the third-highest commercial property tax rate in the nation, according to a recent … more
Released in the United States on July 6, Pokémon GO has dominated many people's smartphone screens and time, with more than 15 million downloads globally. The free app revitalizes the popular Japanese gaming franchise that rose to popularity in the … more
What does it take to turn a charm bracelet – a bit of 1950s-style adornment found in every girl's jewelry box – into a personal talisman and statement of transcendent spirituality? Some might call it "chutzpah." Some might call it marketing. But … more
How often is a gift called "transformational?" That's a big claim. The word was used by University of Rhode Island President David M. Dooley, referring in 2013 to a $15 million gift from former CVS Caremark Corp. President and CEO Thomas M. … more
Well before Larry J. Merlo became CEO of Woonstocket-based CVS Health Corp. in 2011, the company knew how to get big by acquisition, scooping up many hundreds of drugstores, decades after decade. Named president in 2010, Merlo came onboard … more
A family-based business composed of ingenious thinkers who know how to reinvent themselves to meet changing conditions. That's the formula that has kept New England Construction going strong, now in its second generation of leadership. … more
It turns out, strange as it sounds, that sharks like nuts. Who knew? That was good news in 2013 for three Providence-area entrepreneurs who were building a business that makes and sells high-protein nut butters, almond butters and protein powder. … more
Beta Group Inc., of Lincoln, started small – with three employees in 1982 – and it has continued to grow, taking a leap, for example, in mid-2012, when it acquired the landscape architecture firm Gates, Leighton & Associates, which became a new … more
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