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The U.S. Navy has awarded $35.8 million through two ongoing contracts with General Dynamics Electric Boat to perform advanced submarine research and develop modules for the Ohio-class replacement submarine at its facility in Quonset. more
Global biotech firm Covidien PLC has acquired Israeli medical tech company Given Imaging Ltd. for $860 million, a move that will allow Covidien to expand into the multibillion dollar gastrointestinal product market. The acquisition is expected to add between $40 and $50 million in quarterly revenue for Covidien. more
Employers added more workers than projected in February, indicating the U.S. economy is starting to bounce back from a weather-induced setback. The jobless rate unexpectedly climbed from a five-year low. more
Gary Jobson, an America’s Cup winner who is chairing the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 20th annual Leukemia Cup Regatta, will speak on April 8 to kick off the June event. more
President and CEO of Child & Family speaks about his priorities and goals while at the helm of the organization. more
Miriam Hospital annual gala, Inspiring Minds fundraiser and more. more
RBS Citizens Financial Group has received international recognition for its Citizens Helping Citizens community investment initiative. more
The Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence hosted a statewide Tweet Chat on Feb. 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. in an effort to encourage healthy relationships. more
Roger Williams Park Zoo is seeking area restaurants, businesses and foundations to participate in its annual fundraising bash, Zoobilee! Feast with the Beasts. more
Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate inched downward in January to 9.2 percent, the lowest rate since November 2008, according to the latest monthly report from the R.I. Department of Labor and Training. The state’s civilian labor force totaled 550,300 in January, up 200 from December 2013 but down 9,700 from January 2013. more
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