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Walt Disney Co. has what could be its most formidable heroine ever in Rey, a main character in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” She could be a merchandising juggernaut too. more
The Providence Performing Arts Center and The Vets will participate in Cyber Monday on Nov. 30, and will waive all ticketing fees. more
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation launched a statewide Buy Local campaign last week. "Buy Local RI" offers businesses and consumers a central website at www.buylocalri.org where merchants can market their products and services and … more
PROVIDENCE – Twenty-six Real Jobs RI grant recipients were announced last week by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. The workforce-training partnerships, available through the state Department of Labor and Training, span more than 10 sectors; … more
A few Rhode Island retailers reported strong turnout this Black Friday, though whether the state will keep up with national projections of a 3.7 percent increase in end-of-year holiday sales remains to be seen. more
Mayor Jorge O. Elorza said free two-hour holiday parking for shoppers is returning starting on “Small Business Saturday” on Nov. 28 and running through Jan. 1 in select commercial districts. more
U.S. e-commerce sales surged on Thanksgiving, raising questions about how many shoppers will show up for brick-and-mortar retailers’ promotions on Black Friday, the traditional kickoff to the holiday season. more
Some good news for bargain hunters braving crowds today: Rhode Island is one of the states where a Black Friday fight is least likely. more
Applications for unemployment benefits fell more than forecast last week as claims moved closer to a four- decade low that shows a resilient labor market. more
In the battle for holiday toy spending, the empire has the upper hand. At least that’s the view in the stock market. more
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