Updated February 26 at 8:50pm
Manufacturing
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The economy in the U.S. contracted for the first time in three years from January through March as companies added to inventories at a slower pace and curtailed investment. more
Orders for durable goods unexpectedly climbed for a third month in April, a sign U.S. factories will help the world’s biggest economy strengthen. more
Crouched by the curb with grease-stained hands and furrowed brows, cyclists know all too well the frustration of a slipped chain or malfunctioning derailer. more
Alex and Ani LLC will cut nine jobs from its Seven Swords Media unit as it prepares to turn over much of its marketing work to an external advertising agency. The jewelry manufacturer said earlier this week it had selected MODCo Group of New York as its advertising agency of record following a search that was completed in April. more
Astro-Med Inc., maker of specialty printers and data-acquisition systems, posted fiscal first-quarter net income of $1.1 million, or 14 cents per diluted share, reversing the net loss of $449,000, or six cents per diluted share, reported during the same period last year. more
The R.I. Commerce Corporation released an action report earlier this week outlining specific economic development initiatives designed to improve Rhode Island’s business climate, create jobs and lower unemployment. The report, “Actions for Economic Development in Rhode Island,” advocated building on Rhode Island’s native economic advantages. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com fell in March for a second consecutive month, dropping one-tenth of a percent to 124.9 from 125 in February. more
General Electric Co., seeking approval from France’s government for its $17 billion Alstom SA energy bid, is in early-stage talks with nuclear-plant maker Areva SA and other French companies about asset sales or partnerships, people familiar with the matter said. more
At the Port of Davisville in North Kingstown, 250,000 cars will arrive by ship, rail and truck from major auto manufacturers this year, making it one of the nation’s top unloading spots for auto imports. more
Bryant University’s 29th Annual World Trade Day on May 21 will focus on encouraging businesses to take a broader view of their potential and move boldly forward. A highlight this year will be the unveiling of Manufacturing Rhode Island, a Web portal geared to build on this year’s theme of Back to the USA: Partnering for Global Success. more
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