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Employers added more than 200,000 workers to payrolls in October for a ninth consecutive month and the jobless rate dropped to the lowest level in six years as the American economy powered past a global slowdown. more
Service industries in the U.S. expanded in July at the fastest pace since December 2005, showing the economy was building more momentum at the start of the second half of 2014. more
Retail sales were little changed in July, the worst performance in six months, as car demand slowed and tepid wage growth restrained U.S. consumers. more
U.S. stocks rose, rebounding from Tuesday’s decline, as data showed retail sales were little changed last month and investors assessed corporate earnings reports. more
Almost 5,000 people have signed a petition calling for Kmart to ensure that its workers have enough time off on Thanksgiving, part of a backlash against retailers that are open during the holiday. more
For Lisa Bisaccia, head of human resources for CVS Caremark Corp., the rewards of the Fortune 500 company’s wellness program are not about the metrics, the hard data showing productivity gained versus sick days recouped. The reward comes down to the individual stories of lives improved and the sense of accomplishment that comes from it. more
While wellness initiatives increase in importance in today’s business world, they always have been important at United Natural Foods Inc., headquartered in Providence. And it’s easy to see why. Simply put: wellness is in the company’s DNA. more
Consumer spending in the United States unexpectedly dropped in July for the first time in six months, a sign households are lagging behind as wages fail to accelerate. more
Rhode Island gasoline prices remain unchanged since last week, but prices have dropped 21 cents since this time last year, when the average price of self-serve, unleaded regular was $3.73. more
Chrysler Group LLC reported its best August for U.S. vehicle deliveries in 12 years, while Ford Motor Co., Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. also posted results that surpassed analysts’ projections. more
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