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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
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
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
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
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
Nortek Inc. announced Wednesday that it has completed its acquisition of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning business of Thomas & Betts Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of international power and automation manufacturer ABB Ltd. more
Textron Inc. – parent company of Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Co. and Textron Systems – reported that its net income dropped 28.6 percent in the first quarter to $85 million, or 30 cents per diluted share, due in part to restructuring costs incurred by the manufacturer’s acquisition in March of Beech Holdings LLC. more
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