Updated May 27 at 3:27pm
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American shoppers’ reluctance to open their wallets has economists stumped. more
The promoter of “Ironman” events will forfeit $2.8 million raised from an illegal lottery that gave athletes a chance to enter its annual championship in Hawaii. more
Providence College contributed nearly $200 million to the economies of the state of Rhode Island and the city of Providence in fiscal 2014, according to a study by the college’s Office of Public Affairs, Community and Government Relations. more
A “State of the States” municipal credit report showed that Rhode Island ranked 40th, an eight spot improvement over last year. more
Voters here on Tuesday narrowly approved a casino plan for the Brockton Fairgrounds by 143 votes, according to the Brockton Enterprise. more
Sales at U.S. retailers were little changed in April, starting the second quarter on a weak note as Americans remained reluctant to splurge. more
The cash sales share in the Providence-Warwick metropolitan area was 32.1 percent in February, an increase of 3.3 percentage points compared with the same period a year ago, according to CoreLogic. more
Margaret Lengerich did not give up after she finished as a semi-finalist in the Rhode Island Business Plan Competition two years ago. more
Royal Ahold NV, owner of Stop & Shop, and Delhaize Group, owner of Hannaford, confirmed they’re in merger talks to potentially create the fifth-biggest U.S. supermarket retailer amid increased competition from Wal-Mart Stores Inc. more
(Updated 4:20 p.m.) The stopover here for the Volvo Ocean Race has impressed a race executive who says he would like to see a repeat visit during the next race in 2017-18. more
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