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Trade Day won’t be the same

On May 22 Bryant University held its annual World Trade Day, the 34th edition of a daylong conference for hundreds, complete with panel discussions...
MAKING CONNECTIONS: Tyrone A. Smith, left, director of employment and housing at Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, meets with Tim Ruel, veterans employment and training specialist, and Lindsey Arigno, veterans employment specialist. OSDRI assists veterans who are seeking jobs.
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Government, nonprofits, companies help veterans surmount employment hurdles

When Elexious Dasilva was discharged from the U.S. Army last November after serving for two years, she knew she needed to find a job...
ON A MISSION: Minnie Luong, head of kimchi producer Chi Kitchen in Pawtucket, said it’s her mission to educate people about the unique Korean dish made from salted and seasoned fermented vegetables.
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Food entrepreneur finds future by connecting with the past

Business Women Awards 2019 | HONOREE Minnie Luong, Chi KitchenMinnie Luong, head of Chi Kitchen in Pawtucket, came to the United States as a small...
BENDING BUT MAYBE BROKE: Rhodes Technologies in Coventry – along with parent Purdue Pharma – was the location of a February protest against its role in the opioid crisis, which was represented by a large spoon.  / COURTESY THE OPIOID SPOON PROJECT

Resolution for Rhodes, Purdue could take a while

This could be the year of reckoning for pharmaceutical companies over their sales and promotion of opiate painkillers, including a Rhode Island-based drug manufacturer...
U.S. FACTORY OUTPUT Manufacturing output contracted 0.5% in April. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT/GETTY IMAGES

U.S. factory output falls for a third time in 4 months

NEW YORK - United States factory production fell in April for a third time in four months with a broad decline led by weakness...
RUBIUS THERAPEUTICS reported a $32.6 million loss in the first quarter of 2019.

Rubius Therapeutics reports $32.6M loss in Q1

SMITHFIELD – Rubius Therapeutics Inc. reported a net loss of $32.6 million in the first quarter of 2019, or 42 cents per diluted share,...

Five Questions With: Kyle Daniels

Kyle Daniels is the president and CEO of Clarke Valve, an industrial control-valve manufacturer headquartered in North Kingstown. The company has created a valve...
In 1994, David R. Marquis, a Bryant University graduate with an MBA in business, started at ChemArt Co. as the operations manager. Since then, he worked his way up to becoming president of the organization in 1999. 
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Change is inevitable, so embrace it, learn from it and grow...

David R. Marquis | ChemArt Co. presidentThe world is full of disruptive business technologies. Some people may see them as a threat to our...

Underlying U.S. producer-price inflation stayed muted in April

NEW YORK – A measure of underlying United States inflation-pipeline pressures rose by less than forecast in April, suggesting Federal Reserve officials may need...
ROUGHLY 55% of U.S. producers expect higher 2019 revenue, down from 64 percent in December, an Institute for Supply Management survey. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANTHONY LANZILOTE

U.S. factories are less upbeat on 2019 sales on hiring, tariffs

NEW YORK – United States manufacturers remain upbeat about sales this year, though less so than before as a majority say hiring remains difficult...
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