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Job Lot sales audit coordinator arrested for alleged theft of $20K

SCITUATE – Jennifer L. Cotrone, a former sales audit coordinator and 18-year employee at Ocean State Job Lot, has been arrested on felony charges...
THE BLOOMBERG Consumer Comfort Index declined to 58.5 last week from 59.5 as a measure of ratings about personal finances also fell to a four-month low. /BLOOMBERG NEWS/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. consumer comfort falls to four-month low on finance outlook

NEW YORK - A measure of Americans’ sentiment fell to a four-month low as gauges of views on personal finances and the national economy...
OCEAN STATE JOB LOT has acquired six former Toys R Us stores on the East Coast and leased another in Massachusetts. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Ocean State Job Lot expands into former East Coast Toys R...

PROVIDENCE – Ocean State Job Lot has purchased six former Toys R Us stores on the East Coast and leased another, the company announced...
“Heading into 2019, gasoline demand is expected to dwindle in January, an expected change following the busy holiday travel season,” said Lloyd Albert, AAA Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs. “At the same time, OPEC will begin production cuts January 1 with hopes the shift in global supply will push oil prices higher. The impact of the cuts will not likely be known until later in the first quarter.”

Gas sees 4 cent drop in R.I., Mass.

PROVIDENCE – The last AAA Northeast gasoline price report in 2018 showed continuing declines in the price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode...

Tax reform boosts profits in banking industry

You might say 2018 was the year of Trump in banking. It’s debatable whether President Donald Trump is accomplishing his campaign promise to make...
The Carpionato Group has leased three of the former Benny's locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

3 Benny’s sites leased in East Providence, Seekonk

EAST PROVIDENCE – Three of the former Benny’s stores, in East Providence and Seekonk will be converted to Dollar General stores, a national discount...
THE U.S. CONSUMER confidence index decreased from 136.4 to 128.1 in December. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. consumer confidence drops to 5-month low as outlook dims

NEW YORK - United States consumer confidence slumped in December to the lowest level in five months as expectations deteriorated, the latest sign Americans...
AMAZON.COM IS REPORTING a record-breaking holiday retail season, with hot-selling items ranging from Calvin Klein clothes to its Echo speakers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO

Amazon’s record holiday shows consumers’ spending splurge

NEW YORK – Amazon.com Inc. reported a record-breaking holiday season as shoppers loaded their online baskets with items from Echo speakers to Calvin Klein...
“Heading into 2019, gasoline demand is expected to dwindle in January, an expected change following the busy holiday travel season,” said Lloyd Albert, AAA Senior Vice President of Public and Government Affairs. “At the same time, OPEC will begin production cuts January 1 with hopes the shift in global supply will push oil prices higher. The impact of the cuts will not likely be known until later in the first quarter.”

Gas prices continue dropping, 2 cents in both R.I. and Mass.

PROVIDENCE – The average price of self-serve, regular unleaded gasoline in Rhode Island declined 2 cents over the week to $2.50 per gallon, 18...

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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