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Service providers from U.S. retailers to builders expanded in November at the second-fastest pace in more than nine years, indicating the world’s largest economy is forging ahead through a global slowdown. more
Cyber Monday sales growth is slowing as consumers embrace the convenience of online shopping, spreading out their purchases instead of being lured by one-day specials. more
Internet holiday shopping rose 9 percent so far today, known as Cyber Monday, slowing from the same time frame last year as Web deals failed to lure consumers. more
Gasoline prices continue to drop in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, falling another 2 cents from last week, according to AAA Southern New England’s weekly survey. more
Even after doling out discounts on electronics and clothes, retailers struggled to entice shoppers to Black Friday sales events, putting pressure on the industry as it heads into the final weeks of the holiday season. more
NEW YORK - The holiday shopping season in the U.S. is in full swing after most retailers flung open their doors yesterday, offering bargains on everything from televisions to coffee brewers. Here’s … more
Providence Place mall retailers were thrilled with shopper turnout Friday, as those who opened early were met by hundreds of Black Friday enthusiasts. Blue laws prevent Rhode Island, along with Massachusetts and Maine, from opening on Thanksgiving Day, but the old law didn’t stop dedicated shoppers from lining up outside large retail shops Thursday for “Door Buster” deals beginning after midnight. more
A new website has been launched to encourage Rhode Islanders to shop at locally owned businesses – buylocalri.org. more
U.S. stocks fluctuated as energy producers tumbled after OPEC’s decision to keep its output target unchanged while retailers climbed as shoppers hunted for holiday deals. more
Holiday shopping in the U.S. kicked off earlier than ever this year, leaving some customers who didn’t want to skip out on their Thanksgiving celebrations without the bargains they were seeking. more
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