Updated February 10 at 4:39pm
Manufacturing
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Ava Anderson LLC will close and reopen without the Anderson family that launched the business, the company reported on Monday in an online message to its customers, citing attacks against the company founder and her products. more
(Updated 10:18 a.m. and 2:05 p.m.) A six-month research effort on Rhode Island’s economy delved into the Ocean State’s past as an industrial leader, its struggles during the Great Recession and its need to innovate to move forward again. more
Rhode Island proudly lays claim to being the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. More than 230 years ago, Samuel Slater built the nation's first water-powered textile mill in Pawtucket, thereby launching an era of rapid change in how … more
A new report on advanced manufacturing says that the industry is far from declining in New England, but is suffering from a shortage of qualified labor and is affected by the region’s comparatively high cost of doing business. more
August “arrived with a bang for Rhode Island,” according to University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. more
Rhode Island’s unemployment rate continues to dip, with a June drop of a tenth of a percentage point to 5.9 percent compared with May, according to the state Department of Labor and Training. more
The U.S. economy looks set to come out of its soft patch just as the labor market entered one of its own. more
(Updated 2:40 p.m.) Initial construction activities for the Block Island Wind Farm have begun, the company launching the five-turbine farm announced Monday. more
Summer Infant, a maker of products for the newborn to age 3 group, has sued board member and former CEO Carol Bramson as well as two other former company executives and company consultants in federal court alleging theft and misappropriation of trade secrets after it says they were caught “red-handed” by writing about their plans to create a competing company. more
The tantalizing promise of offshore wind energy as a growth industry for Rhode Island was again touted by state leaders last week, as several dozen employees at a marine fabrication company in North Kingstown started work on components of the Block … more
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