Updated March 31 at 12:49pm
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Amazon.com Inc. and other retailers are on pace to sell more products online than ever this holiday season, aided by early promotions and investments in delivery systems that helped avoid the widespread shipping delays of last year. more
Approximately 900 counties had poverty rates for school-age children that were statistically lower than the national average of 20.8 percent, and four of Rhode Island’s five counties fell into that category, according to recently released data from the U.S. Census Bureau. more
A higher deduction is now being allowed for business assets, according to the state Department of Revenue’s Division of Taxation. more
U.S. stock-index futures climbed, amid low volume as markets reopen after the Christmas holiday, as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index headed for a second straight weekly gain near a record level. more
The beleaguered Central Coventry Fire District filed for bankruptcy Tuesday after firefighters and the Chafee administration failed to reach an agreement despite months of negotiations to fix the district’s financial woes. more
Consumer confidence climbed last week to a seven-year high as cheaper gasoline and traction in the labor market boosted Americans’ views of the buying climate and economy. more
Rhode Island’s exports increased 14.8 percent in October compared with a year earlier, according to the latest data collected by e-forecasting.com. more
U.S. stocks rose, extending gains after a five-day rally in equities that sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average above 18,000 for the first time. more
November cash collections increased on a fiscal year-to-date and monthly basis, according to the state Department of Revenue. more
(Updated, 3:44 p.m.) The state Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposed electricity rate increase, which will be divvied up as a monthly rate hike throughout the year for residential customers, while a 10 percent deferral is slated for commercial customers. more
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