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With a background in finance, Salma Elboulaaidi knows the importance of a diverse portfolio, which plays into her business approach at Empire Market LLC in Providence. "We want to offer a little bit of everything," Elboulaaidi said. … more
Two months after Dana and Stephen Shechtman bought Barrington Books, an independent bookstore, in 2008, the Rhode Island economy started its long decline. The Shechtmans analyzed their sales and quickly reached a conclusion: They had to … more
Consumer confidence slumped in February as households grew more concerned about the outlook for the economy and jobs. more
Peter Angelone stood on the bank of a pond in Hopkinton. A stand of tall pine trees shaded the water from the summer sun. Angelone, principal fishery biologist for the R.I. Department of Environmental Management, moved out from the shadow … more
PROVIDENCE – Rep. Joseph J. Solomon Jr., D-Warwick, last month announced that he will pre-file legislation to establish a sales tax holiday for the weekend of Aug. 6-7. The tax holiday, designed to give local business an economic boost, … more
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The Dash Inc. businesses, Dash Delivery and Dash Bicycle Shop, began with one man, one bike. In 1994, Leo LaBelle filled in as a bicycle messenger at a courier service, for an employee who took the summer off. Once the summer … more
The U.S. economy unexpectedly expanded at a faster pace in the fourth quarter than initially estimated, reflecting a higher value of business inventories. more
Consumer confidence rebounded more than forecast in December as Americans grew more optimistic about the current state of the economy and job market. more
PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Foundation launched a statewide Buy Local campaign last week. "Buy Local RI" offers businesses and consumers a central website at www.buylocalri.org where merchants can market their products and services and … more
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