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Steady improvement in manufacturing productivity could signal economic progress in 2014, advocates say, but investment in training is what’s needed most to propel the industry forward. more
Manufacturing is making a comeback throughout the region, with Rhode Island in 2013 posting its first year-over-year increase in employment in the industry in 13 years, according to a report released March 17 by the Rhode Island Manufacturers Register. more
Textron Inc. on Friday completed the acquisition of Beech Holdings LLC, parent company of Witchita, Kan.-based planemaker Beechcraft Corp. Textron’s Cessna business and Beechcraft will form a new segment within the company called Textron Aviation. more
Howie Sneider, a welder, sculptor and public projects director for The Steel Yard, has been named executive director to lead the nonprofit as it embarks on plans to expand. more
Downgrading Rhode Island’s economic momentum from “precarious” to “tenuous,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said June’s Current Condition Index “shatters the notion” of economic progress the state seemed to be making. more
Factories churned out more cars and appliances in December and homebuilders overcame inclement weather to begin work on more homes than projected, putting the U.S. economy on a strong footing heading into 2014. more
Toymaker Hasbro Inc. was one of two New England companies recognized for corporate efforts to reduce greenhouse gasses by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the third annual Climate Leadership Awards. more
Rhode Island exports fell by $10.7 million, or 5.6 percent on a month-over-month basis, in December, according to an e-forecasting.com report. more
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
President Barack Obama’s advisers said the U.S. economy is on track to strengthen and add more jobs in the next two years because many of the impediments to faster growth have subsided. more
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