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.
By Lauren Coleman-Lochner Bloomberg News
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.
By Mark Clothier, Keith Naughton and Alan Ohnsman Bloomberg News
BOSTON – Cardtronics Inc., the world’s largest owner and operator of retail ATMs, last month agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve claims that it failed to comply with a previous court-approved settlement to make many of the company’s machines in Massachusetts accessible to blind and visually impaired users, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced.
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.
Despite a sluggish start to holiday-season spending, some local business owners have seen solid increases in sales, giving weight to a recent survey placing Providence in the top 20 best local shopping destinations in the country.
Schools and charities from across the region on Nov. 13 shared nearly $80,000 in grants raised from the 2014 CVS Health Downtown 5K. Pictured with representatives from more than 40 organizations that received grants are Eileen Howard, second row, glasses, third from left, CVS Health senior vice president, and Charlie Breagy, to the right of Howard, CVS Health Downtown 5K race director. The race, held in September, this year marked its 25th anniversary. Since its inception, more than $1.5 million has been raised for organizations across southern New England.
Join PBN for the best networking event and party of the winter - January 15, 2015 - the Book of Lists Party at the Providence Public Library. Reserve your spot by December 31st and get a holiday gift from PBN!
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.