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LVMH has filed a countersuit against Tiffany over their ruined $16.2 billion merger deal, noting conditions necessary to close the acquisition of the jewelry chain have not been met. / AP FILE PHOTO/MICHEL EULER

LVMH files countersuit against Tiffany over $16.2B deal

NEW YORK (AP) – Luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE has filed a countersuit against Tiffany & Co. over their ruined merger...

Mahoney to lead Polaris MEP

PROVIDENCE – Kathie Mahoney has been named center director of the Polaris Manufacturing Extension Program, the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation announced on...

PBN survey: Most R.I. businesses foresee recovery from pandemic within a...

Despite the economic devastation inflicted by COVID-19, Rhode Island businesspeople remain optimistic that the worst is over and their businesses can only improve in...

Report gives R.I. manufacturing D+; local leaders say picture incomplete

PROVIDENCE – Manufacturing in Rhode Island received a D+, according the 2020 Manufacturing Scorecard from Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research. The...

SEA Corp. lands $55M contract from NUWC

MIDDLETOWN – Systems Engineering Associates Corp. has been awarded a $55 million five-year contract from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport, the company...
BRIAN BRITSON has been named vice president of site operations at Amgen Rhode Island. / COURTESY AMGEN INC.

Amgen taps Britson to run R.I. operations

WEST GREENWICH – Brian Britson was named vice president of site operations at Amgen Rhode Island, overseeing all operations at the company’s West Greenwich...

EPA grant aims to reduce pollution from R.I. alcoholic beverage-makers

PROVIDENCE – The state’s thriving beer, wine and distilling industry is an economic boon, but one with serious environmental implications for water use and...

Northwest Woolen Mills lands military clothing contracts

WOONSOCKET – Textile manufacturer Northwest Woolen Mills has been awarded contracts with the U.S. Department of Defense for clothing for the armed forces, the...
RAW SHORTAGE? A worker at Outdoor Research in Seattle handles filter material for face masks the company produces. A key challenge for N95 mask manufacturers racing to meet spiking demand is scarcity of meltblown textile. / OUTDOOR RESEARCH VIA AP/GERARDO VILLALOBOS

Scarcity of raw material squeezes N95 mask makers

FRESNO, Calif. – White House officials say U.S. hospitals have all the medical supplies needed to battle the deadly virus, but front-line workers, hospital...

Amgen and Eli Lilly to collaborate on potential COVID-19 therapies

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Amgen Inc. and Eli Lilly and Co. on Thursday announced a global antibody manufacturing collaboration that would increase supply capacity...

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