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U.S. retailers eked out a 2.3 percent sales gain on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, in line with a prediction for the weakest holiday results since 2009. more
U.S. stocks rose, sending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index toward its eighth straight weekly advance, as retailers including Gap Inc. and Best Buy Co. gained amid Black Friday sales events. more
When J.C. Penney Co.’s store in New York’s Herald Square opened at 8 p.m. yesterday, Paula Mason was the first shopper through the door. more
After a Tuesday recount reaffirmed the Election Day vote rejecting the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority’s plans for a casino in Palmer, Mass., the developer agreed to team up with Suffolk Downs on its casino bid in Revere, Boston.com reported Wednesday. more
Rhode Island single-family homes sales rose 19 percent in October compared with the same period in 2012, the Rhode Island Association of Realtors said Wednesday. more
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and his colleagues are suffering through their own form of cognitive dissonance: revealing new concerns about the economy’s long-term prospects even as they forecast faster growth in 2014. more
Foreclosures in the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area declined for the month of September compared with the same period last year, and also dropped slightly compared with a month earlier, according to a CoreLogic report released Tuesday. more
Sales of single-family homes in Massachusetts rose 18.5 percent in October compared with the same period a year earlier, according to a report released Tuesday by The Warren Group. more
More applications for home construction were issued in October than at any time in the past five years, a sign the U.S. residential real-estate market is gaining momentum heading into 2014. more
Marketing Rhode Island’s strengths and demographics in the Northeast just became easier and more focused, with the launch of a new website dubbed “Greater Rhode Island – Think Bigger.” more
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