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Manufacturing
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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
The Pentagon will cut 17 of the 343 F-35 fighters it planned to buy from Lockheed Martin Corp. in fiscal 2016 through 2019 unless Congress repeals automatic budget cuts, according to a new Defense Department report. more
U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin on Monday announced a new $800,000 federal grant for infrastructure upgrades at the Port of Davisville designed to increase Rhode Island’s port capacity and improve cargo shipment flexibility for companies headquartered in Quonset Business Park. more
Retail sales increased in March by the most since September 2012 as Americans bought more cars, clothing and garden supplies, helping the economy recover from a weather-depressed start to the year. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators produced by Providence Business News and e-forecasting.com fell in February for the first time since March 2013, dropping four-tenths of a percent to 124.9 from 125.4 in January. more
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