What makes the U.S. economy grow? A look at consumer spending data offers a simple if perhaps troubling answer: Increasingly, it's people buying stuff they don't need.
Any effort to separate wants from needs involves subjectivity. One …
Rhode Island elected officials, community agencies and corporate partners joined together Monday to celebrate the completion of renovations at 40 S. Main St., a former hardware store transformed into six apartments, a kitchen incubator space and a public market plaza.
Hasbro Inc. rose as much as 5.4 percent in early trading after quarterly earnings topped analysts’ estimates, boosted by demand for “Star Wars”-licensed toys and its own Nerf and Play-Doh properties.