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Orders for durable goods unexpectedly climbed for a third month in April, a sign U.S. factories will help the world’s biggest economy strengthen. more
Rhode Island’s defense industry contributed $3.75 billion to the state’s economy in 2013 and supported as many as 33,806 jobs statewide, according to a report released Tuesday by the R.I. Defense Economy Planning Commission. The defense economy generated $1.93 billion in income for Rhode Island households last year as well as $106 million in tax revenue for the state. more
General Electric Co., seeking approval from France’s government for its $17 billion Alstom SA energy bid, is in early-stage talks with nuclear-plant maker Areva SA and other French companies about asset sales or partnerships, people familiar with the matter said. more
GO Veggie! recently named Whitney Velasco-Aznar to its newly created role of vice president of marketing, where she will direct all marketing and communications. A global marketer with more than 20 years of experience, she has held positions at prominent food companies, including General Mills, Nestlé, Mars and Hormel Foods. more
The Plastics Group of America takes very seriously the famous scene in the film “The Graduate” in which a man tells Benjamin Braddock, a recent college grad, that the future of business success lies in “plastics!” more
Does Rhode Island need a new industrial park? 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
As a 14-year-old teenager, Ava Anderson became concerned about chemicals in personal-care products she and her family used. She got rid of the products but didn’t stop there. In 2009, she formed Ava Anderson Non Toxic with her brother, Frohman, and their mother, Kim. Anderson, pictured above, is now a student at Babson College, in Wellesley, Mass. And her direct-sales business employs 45 people in an East Providence manufacturing center that produces 11 different types of products, including for skin care. more
Police have identified the driver that was pulled from a burning car earlier this week by an off-duty Cranston police officer as Richard L. Bready, former Nortek Inc. CEO. more
Nortek Inc.'s subsidiary Nordyne LLC, a manufacturer of heating and cooling equipment, and its Nordyne International subsidiary have changed their names to Nortek Global HVAC LLC and Nortek Global HVAC Latin America Inc., respectively. more
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