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As robots take over warehousing, workers pushed to adapt

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – Robots haven't replaced warehouse workers yet, but they're here — and they need some human supervision. Doing your job side-by-side...
SHOPPERS CARRY bags as they cross a street in San Francisco on Nov. 29. More people turned to online shopping during one of the shortest holiday shopping seasons in years, helping boost total sales. Retail sales in the U.S. rose 3.4% between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 from a year ago, according to early data from Mastercard SpendingPulse. That's down from last year, when total sales grew 5.1%. Online sales rose at a faster pace, up 18.8% from last year. / AP PHOTO/JEFF CHIU

Online purchases make up a larger portion of overall holiday retail...

NEW YORK (AP) – More people did their shopping online this year during one of the shortest holiday shopping seasons in years, helping to...

Think about the future

Back in 1960, when I bought a small envelope company with dreams of becoming a gazillionaire, I could not imagine a world where people...

Finding a deal

Do you regularly shop on Black Friday? No: 66.7% Yes: 33.3% Where do you do most of your holiday shopping? Online: 55.6% Brick-and-mortar stores: 44.4% Malls: 0% Other: 0% From whom do...
CITIZENS BANK announced a partnership with software giant Microsoft and online retail giant Amazon to provide no-interest financing for consumers wanting to buy the Xbox All Access program. Shown here is an Xbox One video game console at a Wal-Mart store in Los Angeles / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/PATRICK T. FALLON

Citizens Bank partners with Microsoft and Amazon on consumer financing

PROVIDENCE – Citizens Bank announced a partnership Tuesday with two of America’s corporate giants – Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. – in which the...

The AI potential

It seems like artificial intelligence is taking over the world, leaving many of us non-techies feeling terrified.  Yet when you stop to think about it,...

Amazon dominance hurts small business and communities

To the Editor: Recently, Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., chair of a House antitrust subcommittee, took on the brave and bold task of holding hearings to...

Home-security survey finds 1 in 5 Americans trust Alexa to babysit

PROVIDENCE – A survey by A Secure Life, a Utah-based security research organization, shows that 1 in 5 Americans would let Amazon digital assistant...

E-commerce can’t be winner-take-all

Small businesses are a pillar of capitalism and of a healthy economy. They provide a path into the middle and upper-middle class for people...

It’s make or break time for retailers

Local retailers have turned to traditional in-store special touches such as gift wrapping and promises of superior customer service to attract customers to their...

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