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COLLECTIONS of the state's 5% hotel tax grew in September in comparison with September 2018, while the 1% hotel tax saw a year-over-year decrease. /PBN FILE PHOTO STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

DOR: State’s 5% hotel tax shows increase in September, while 1%...

PROVIDENCE – The 5% hotel tax generated $2.5 million in revenue for the state in September, a 2.4% year-over-year increase from the $2.4 million...

UNFI agrees to sell 13 Shoppers food stores in mid-Atlantic...

PROVIDENCE — United Natural Foods Inc. announced Friday that it has entered into agreements to sell 13 of its 43 Shoppers Food & Pharmacy...

Coutu Bros. Movers acquires North Kingstown competitor

WARWICK — JMR Holdings Inc., operating as Coutu Bros. Movers, has purchased a North Kingstown moving company. The combined fleet and personnel will double...

U.S. economy keeps defying the recession odds

It’s impressive how well the U.S. economy has held up during the past year. As early as 2018, leading indicators were suggesting a heightened...

$400M project proposed for Pawtucket waterfront

PAWTUCKET – A $400 million development project that includes a 7,500-seat soccer stadium, 200-room hotel and a pedestrian bridge over the Seekonk River is...
A SURVEY FOUND THAT 26% of U.S. small-business owners plan to increase pay in coming months . / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Share of U.S. small businesses planning higher pay nears record

WASHINGTON – As a tight labor market makes filling positions more difficult, 26% of U.S. small-business owners plan to increase pay in coming months,...

U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly drop to lowest in 7 months

WASHINGTON – Filings for United States unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell to the lowest level since April, signaling resilience in the labor market ahead of...
THE ISM's index of non-manufacturing U.S. business activity, a measurement of the country's service industries, declined in November. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES

U.S. services gauge drops, though details signal stable growth

WASHINGTON – A gauge of United States service industries fell more than forecast in November as business activity cooled, though gains in employment and...
U.S. CONSUMERS spent $9.4 billion online on Cyber Monday. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

Cyber Monday spending climbs 20% to record $9.4B

SEATTLE – United States shoppers spent $9.4 billion online on Cyber Monday - up almost 20% from a year ago and a record -...
R.I. CASH COLLECTIONS totaled $360.9 million in October. / COURTESY STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

R.I. cash collections up in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island cash collections in October increased 28.4% year over year to $360.9 million, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue...
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