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Almost four years to the day from the last time it occurred, gasoline prices in the Ocean State have fallen below $3 per gallon, according to AAA Southern New England. more
After selling pagers for about three years, Ray Leung started working with the company that would become Wireless Zone in 1996. It’s been a profitable partnership for Cumberland’s Leung. He’s now president of CRMS Inc., which owns 12 Wireless Zone businesses, including four in Rhode Island. At right is Leung, at the Taunton Ave. Wireless Zone store in East Providence, with store manager Brad Lavoie. more
A slowdown in global growth, resulting in plunging commodity prices, is prompting U.S. companies to say the glass is half empty. American consumers see it as half full. more
As the holidays near, retailers face a dilemma: Open on Thanksgiving and stand accused of ruining a national holiday or stay closed and risk losing sales. more
Imagine buying Boardwalk and Park Place with real money. Some Monopoly players in France will be able to do just that, and more. more
The economy in the U.S. contracted for the first time in three years from January through March as companies added to inventories at a slower pace and curtailed investment. more
CVS Caremark Corp., the biggest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., reported profit that beat analysts’ estimates after adding new customers in its pharmacy services business. more
United Natural Foods Inc., a national distributor of natural, organic and specialty food products, saw its bottom line rise 15.1 percent during its fiscal third quarter to $36.4 million, or 73 cents per diluted share, compared with $31.6 million, or 64 cents per diluted share, for the same period last year. more
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corp. are among six major retailers that reached an agreement with New York’s attorney general to add information to websites and mobile applications that will allow shoppers to compare prices by unit. more
Consumer spending in the U.S. grew less than forecast in May as Americans used gains in income to shore up household finances. more
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