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Trends in connectivity and training will be the topics of a 2015 Maritime Connectivity Conference Series launched today by KVH Industries in Cyprus. more
American workers were less productive in the first quarter as harsh winter weather prevented some from getting to their jobs, causing the economy to stall. more
Confidence among U.S. homebuilders unexpectedly fell in March to an eight-month low as prospective buyers were in little rush to shop for properties ahead of the busier spring selling season. more
Fewer Americans are filing applications for unemployment benefits, consumer confidence is rising and manufacturing is picking up as the world’s largest economy shows additional signs of strengthening. more
General Electric Co. clinched its biggest acquisition ever, the $17 billion purchase of Alstom SA’s energy assets, after the resolution of the French government’s last condition for the deal. more
The trade deficit in the U.S. narrowed more than forecast in May on record exports, signaling a pickup in global growth that will boost American manufacturers. more
NEW YORK - Hasbro Inc., seeking to make gains on Mattel Inc. in the market for girls’ toys, will develop dolls based on Walt Disney Co. princesses and the characters from last year’s blockbuster “Frozen.” more
Joseph Hicks recently placed third overall in the three-axle class at the American Trucking Association’s National Truck Driving Championship. The championship has been coined the “Super Bowl of Safety,” because it brings nearly 500 of the best professional drivers in the industry from around the nation. Hicks, who works out of Con-Way Freight’s Cranston terminal, is not green to the competition. He was named 2010 Rookie of the Year and he has been a two-time grand champion. more
Industrial production climbed 0.2 percent in June, capping the strongest quarter in almost four years and indicating manufacturers are providing a bigger spark for the U.S. economy. more
Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership has released its 2014 annual report, showing that Massachusetts manufacturing companies had a nearly 67 percent increase in jobs created, 71 percent increase in the number of new hires, 63 percent increase in sales and 79 percent increase in cost savings last year. more
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