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With a device roughly the size of an air freshener attached to the wall, Alex and Ani LLC can detect when customers are nearing its stores and send them positive-energy marketing through their phones. more
CVS Caremark Corp., the largest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., posted first-quarter profit that missed analyst estimates as cold weather and a mild flu season hurt sales. The company reaffirmed its 2014 forecast. more
Even with a ban on tobacco sales forecast to slow earnings, CVS Caremark Corp. shareholders still can’t seem to kick the habit of owning the stock. more
The U.S. economy barely grew in the first quarter as harsh winter weather chilled investment and exports dropped. The expansion stalled even as consumer spending on services rose by the most in 14 years. more
Rhode Island and Massachusetts both reported gasoline price increases this week, extending the trend of rising prices in both states for a fourth consecutive week, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
Would Rhode Islanders fresh off a car accident take their vehicles to a body shop classified by the state as “B” or second-tier in equipment and training? more
Consumer confidence rose in April to a nine-month high, showing Americans are growing more upbeat about the economy as the labor market gains traction. more
Gasoline prices rose in Rhode Island and Massachusetts this week, but averages in both states remained below the national average for a second consecutive week, according to the weekly survey by AAA Southern New England. more
With the onset of spring, New England businesses are relying on improved consumer confidence and higher sales to drive economic recovery after a difficult first quarter affected by severe winter weather, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
Gains in manufacturing are helping power the U.S. out of the winter doldrums, while homebuilding shows signs of lagging behind. more
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