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U.S. retailers including Gap Inc. and L Brands Inc. posted September same-store sales that missed analysts’ estimates as a lack of new products and a choppy economy encouraged shoppers to restrain spending. more
The share of banks more willing to lend to consumers has been declining, a trend that threatens retail-sales growth. more
Service industries in the U.S. expanded in October at a faster pace than forecast, showing the biggest part of the economy was holding up as the federal government shut down. more
Retail sales rose in July for a fourth consecutive month, showing the U.S. economy is breaking free of the effects of higher taxes and federal budget cuts. more
PROVIDENCE – The Department of Health is advising restaurants, markets and consumers that raw and undercooked oysters and hard clams harvested from waters with specific lot numbers in Norwalk and Westport, Conn., have been named as the source of a number of illnesses related to the bacteria Vibrio parahaemolyticus, which can cause serious illness. According to the department, among the distributors who received the recalled shellfish was a distributor in Rhode Island, American Mussel. more
WARWICK – At the end of September Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island opened its first retail location, following the lead of Blue Cross & Blue Shield affiliates in other states. more
The surprise ouster of charismatic CEO Giovanni Feroce in March was the start of a larger, organizationwide shakeup at Alex and Ani LLC than company leaders have acknowledged, according to former employees. more
The Sept. 21 WaterFire Providence lighting was the scene of FoodForward, a “food innovation showcase” put on by RallyRI, an initiative created by Allan Tear, one of The Rhode Island Foundation’s Rhode Island Innovation Fellows. His goal is to “spark a startup revolution” in the art and design, food and beverage, social impact, and advanced-manufacturing sectors of the Ocean State economy. Vin Scorziello, one of the owners of Campus Fine Wines, was on hand to serve samples of five Rhode Island craft brewers to the public. more
Gasoline prices rose by a penny in Rhode Island and remained unchanged in Massachusetts this week, trailing a 4 cent decline in the national average, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Gasoline prices were unchanged in Rhode Island and fell 2 cents in Massachusetts this week, trailing an 8-cent decline in the national average, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
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