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Walt Disney Co. unveiled a line of wearable toys that interact with each other and other products, starting with its Marvel comic-book characters. more
Deborah Schimberg, founder and CEO of Verve Inc., won the U.S. Small Business Administration award for Rhode Island Women-owned Small Business of the Year. Verve, the producer of Glee Gum, stood out for its commitment to sustainable production. … 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
Consumer confidence declined to a six-week low as Americans took a less favorable view of their finances and the slowdowns at factories and oilfields soured attitudes among men. more
For more than a decade beginning in 2001, manufacturing jobs left the state and country in droves. But as Rhode Island’s economy slowly creeps back and the cost of doing business overseas increases, some of those jobs may be returning. more
Joseph Chandrl has been named a business manager in the Lumirror Polyester Film Division of Toray Plastics (America) Inc. He brings more than a decade of experience to the position and holds an MBA from Illinois State University. more
Fred Magnanimi was working as an investment banker in New York City in 2013 when his brother became ill and died from leukemia. To honor his brother, who was poised to take over the family business of jewelry manufacturing, Magnanimi … more
Ian Lofton has been named director of business development at Blount Fine Foods. He joins the company from Basic American Foods. Lofton holds a B.S. in management from Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. more
A study on the “mismatch” between jobs in declining industries and jobs available today does not fully explain Rhode Island’s high unemployment rate, according to a new study released Monday by the College & University Research Collaborative. more
At the Cooley Group, a Pawtucket coated-fabric manufacturer, employee health has always been important – particularly where safety is concerned, said Deb Bedrosian, director of human resources. "Our employees are truly the most important thing," … more
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