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Economic Activity

TATTOO'S TACKLE, a small fishing-lure maker in Portsmouth, is using video on its Web site to show customers how its lures are made and how they work. /

Web video streams a hot marketing tool

As Web video sharing sites such as YouTube.com continue to grow in popularity, businesses are taking notice of streaming video as a relatively inexpensive...

Stop & Shop EFT units tampered with in R.I.

QUINCY, Mass. – The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. has discovered tampering with two personal identification number (PIN) pads at checkout lanes in stores...
"CONSOLODATING our operations and selling off excess real estate is an integral part of the broader restructuring plan," said Larry Liebenow, Quaker Fabric's president and CEO. /

Quaker Fabric to sell HQ, lease back part

FALL RIVER – Quaker Fabric Corp. said last week that it has made a deal to sell its 245,000-square-foot corporate headquarters building at 1082...
'WHAT I TRIED TO DO was analyze the opportunity to serve a mix of different audiences," says Hope Alswang, director of the RISD Museum of Art since 2005. /

No hard hat needed: RISD thrives amid renovation

Hope Alswang faced many challenges when she became director of Rhode Island School of Design's Museum of Art in September 2005.Attendance had declined by...

Storms, cold hurt stores

This month may be the coldest February in the United States in 28 years, and it's dampened consumer spending, according to a report by...
'THEY DON'T call it maintenance fees; instead they call it a surcharge,' said Sen. Christopher B. Maselli, D-Johnston, who wants to close what he sees as a loophole. /

Legislation would forbid any gift-card ‘surcharge’

Rhode Island law bars merchants from charging maintenance fees or imposing expiration dates on gift certificates and gift cards. Now a legislator wants to...
A SHOPPER browses the aisles at a Wal-Mart store. The discount chain's fourth-quarter sales rose as it cut prices for the holidays. /

Holiday discounts boost Wal-Mart profits in 4Q

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said last week that its fourth-quarter profit rose 9.8 percent, exceeding analysts' estimates, as discounts on toys...

Judge denies motion to block Caremark merger vote

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Caremark Rx Inc. (NYSE: CMX) today announced that the Delaware Court of Chancery has denied a plaintiffs’ motion to enjoin Caremark's...

Providence Equity buys majority in 2 satellite TV firms

PROVIDENCE – Providence Equity Partners Inc. has agreed to a majority stake in Dutch and Flemish DTH broadcast satellite operators CanaalDigitaal and TV Vlaanderen,...

Clear Channel’s annual revenue rises 7% in ’06

SAN ANTONIO – Clear Channel Communications Inc. (NYSE: CCU), a global media and entertainment company whose properties include properties include local radio stations WHJY-FM,...
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