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One in three Massachusetts manufacturers report difficulty hiring production workers, according to a survey of 1,350 manufacturing firms conducted by the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative. more
Despite earlier hopes that improved consumer confidence would drive renewed economic growth in the region, New England businesses reported mixed results during May and June, pointing to slow economic growth overall, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
Real gross domestic product in Massachusetts grew at an annual rate of 4.9 percent in the second quarter, reversing the economy’s contraction in the first quarter and outpacing U.S. economic growth for the same period, local economy journal MassBenchmarks reported in its Current Economic Index Wednesday. more
Discovery Communications Inc. acquired the control of The Hub from partner Hasbro Inc. and will rename the children’s TV network Discovery Family Channel as it looks to broaden its family and children’s programming. more
Exports from Rhode Island climbed 10.5 percent in March compared with the previous month, ending three consecutive months of export declines, according to an e-forecasting.com report released May 27. more
Textron Inc. – parent company of Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Co. and Textron Systems – reported that its net income climbed 27.4 percent in the second quarter to $144 million, or 51 cents per diluted share, compared with $113 million, or 40 cents per diluted share, for the same period last year. more
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has issued a new publication highlighting New England’s top exports, showing that prices for the region’s top export industry, computer and electronics product manufacturing, decreased 0.6 percent between May and August. more
Rhode Island exports fell by $31.4 million in February, or 15.8 percent on a month-over-month basis, according to an e-forecasting.com report released Tuesday. more
General Electric Co. is in talks to buy Alstom SA, the French builder of trains and power plants, people with knowledge of the matter said, in what would be GE’s biggest acquisition ever. more
General Electric Co. Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt may be moving closer to pulling off his largest-ever acquisition, even after French officials over the weekend urged Alstom SA to consider a rival offer from Germany’s Siemens AG. more
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