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Manufacturing
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Rhode Island proudly lays claim to being the birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution. More than 230 years ago, Samuel Slater built the nation's first water-powered textile mill in Pawtucket, thereby launching an era of rapid change in how … more
With its unique designs, Tatutina Inc. has brightened the eyes of children throughout the region for more than 30 years. Now the company is trying to reinvent itself to connect more directly with consumers. The idea for the family-owned … more
How a fibrous plant remade global capitalism. Alfred A. Knopf ISBN 9780375713965 | $35 more
Do not pass GO until you read this history of Monopoly the board game and how it came into being. Bloomsbury USA ISBN 9781608199631 | $27 more
Service industries in the U.S. expanded in November at the slowest pace in six months, indicating malaise in manufacturing is impeding progress in other parts of the economy. more
The economy is expanding, but at a “somewhat slower pace” than just six weeks ago, according to the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book report on economic activity. more
Polaris MEP, a division of the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation, is launching its second All Access Bus Tour on Dec. 8, visiting Hope Global in Cumberland and Parmatech Proform Corp. in East Providence. more
Manufacturing in the U.S. unexpectedly contracted in November at the fastest pace since the last recession as elevated inventories led to cutbacks in orders and production. more
Britain, the country whose great coal- burning factories started the Industrial Revolution, now plans to retire nearly all its coal plants. more
Walt Disney Co. has what could be its most formidable heroine ever in Rey, a main character in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” She could be a merchandising juggernaut too. more
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