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Factory production increased in July at the fastest pace in five months as capital spending climbed and motor vehicle demand surged, indicating the industry is helping propel the U.S. economy. more
Workers in the Providence-Fall River-Warwick metro area had an average hourly wage of $23 in May 2013, roughly 3 percent above the nationwide average of $22.33, according to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. more
Aspen Aerogels Inc., a nanotechnology firm that designs and manufactures energy-efficient insulation products, has reported a second-quarter net loss of $42.2 million, more than doubling the net loss of $19 million posted for the same period last year. more
(Updated, 1:39 p.m.) The University of Rhode Island has named Christian Cowan the director of the Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the statewide nonprofit formerly known as the Rhode Island Manufacturing Extension Service. more
Downgrading Rhode Island’s economic momentum from “precarious” to “tenuous,” University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro said June’s Current Condition Index “shatters the notion” of economic progress the state seemed to be making. more
Hasbro Inc. and video game publisher Ubisoft this week announced the upcoming launch of a digital Hasbro Game Channel that will allow consumers to download Hasbro-brand games such as Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit on next-generation game consoles. more
Service industries in the U.S. expanded in July at the fastest pace since December 2005, showing the economy was building more momentum at the start of the second half of 2014. more
Nortek Inc., maker of home and office security solutions, ventilation and air management products, and heating and cooling systems, reported a second-quarter net loss of $46.2 million, or $2.97 per diluted share, expanding the $8.6 million net loss, or 55 cents per diluted share, posted for the first quarter. more
Private equity firm Nautic Partners LLC has acquired Custom Window Systems Inc., a manufacturer of impact-resistant and non-impact windows, doors and porch enclosures. 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
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