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Manufacturing
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The U.S. Navy has awarded a $17.6 billion contract to General Dynamics Corp. and Newport News Shipbuilding for the next block of 10 Virginia-class submarines to be built beginning in fiscal year 2014 and continuing on to fiscal 2018. 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
Consumer confidence rose in April to a nine-month high, showing Americans are growing more upbeat about the economy as the labor market gains traction. more
Orders for durable goods poured into American factories in March, setting up manufacturing as one of the central drivers of a rebound in economic growth during the second quarter. more
Raytheon Co., the world’s largest missile maker, reported a 6.3 percent decline in first-quarter sales, reflecting a slowdown in the federal marketplace. The shares fell the most since November 2012. 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
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
Toy and game maker Hasbro Inc. posted earnings of $32.1 million, or 24 cents per diluted share, during the first quarter of 2014, reversing the net loss of $6.7 million, or 5 cents per diluted share, reported during the same period last year. more
With the onset of spring, New England businesses are relying on improved consumer confidence and higher sales to drive economic recovery after a difficult first quarter affected by severe winter weather, according to the Federal Reserve Board’s Beige Book released Wednesday. more
Gains in manufacturing are helping power the U.S. out of the winter doldrums, while homebuilding shows signs of lagging behind. more
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