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After getting a finance degree from the University of Rhode Island and working for Xerox for about a dozen years, Andrew Coutu became a serial entrepreneur. R&D Technologies Inc., which he started with his son Justin about a decade ago, is his fifth company since 1983. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

3D printing is more than promise, it’s here and fun now

Andrew Coutu | R&D Technologies Inc. founder and CEOBefore R&D Technologies, I had two companies that failed and two that were sold successfully. I...

Beacon Design creates 3rd annual Beacon House Ornament

LINCOLN – Creator of the White House Ornament since 1981, Beacon Design has handcrafted the Blair House Ornament for the third year in a...
A REPORT conducted by the University of Rhode Island estimated that the marine trades in Rhode Island added $4.6 billion to the Rhode Island economy. / COURTESY RHODE ISLAND MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION

Report: Marine trades added $4.6B to R.I. economy in 2016

PROVIDENCE – Marine trades in Rhode Island had a $4.6 billion effect on the Rhode Island economy in 2016, according to a University of...

DesignxRI Design Week plans textile-manufacturing panel

PROVIDENCE – During DesignxRI Design Week, Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network will host a free panel discussion for manufacturers, designers...

Dryvit acquires Canadian insulated-concrete-forms manufacturer and distributor

PROVIDENCE – Dryvit Systems Inc. has acquired Nadura Corp., an Ontario, Canada-based, insulated-concrete-forms manufacturer and distributer.Nudura will become a stand-alone operating unit of Dryvit.Nadura...
THE PRODUCER-PRICE INDEX decreased 0.1 percent month to month in August after no change in the prior month and increased 2.8 percent year over year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

Producer prices in U.S. decline for first time in 18 months

NEW YORK - United States producer prices unexpectedly fell in August, the first drop in 18 months, on declines in costs for services and foods,...
FOUR NEW Career Pathways courses were announced by Roger Williams University on Tuesday. The courses target individuals who are looking to enter the workforce quickly and may not have time to wait to get a degree. They will be held at the university's Providence campus. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

With Career Pathways offering, RWU emphasizes history of readiness courses

PROVIDENCE – Starting Oct. 1, University College at Roger Williams University curriculum will grow to include four new career-focused programs.Students, particularly those pursuing entry-level...
HASBRO HAS PARTNERED with Epic Games to create Fortnite-inspired products, including a Fortnite Monopoly game and Fortnite Nerf blasters. / COURTESY HASBRO

Hasbro enters agreement to make Fortnite Nerf blasters, Monopoly edition

PAWTUCKET - Hasbro Inc. announced a partnership with Epic Games Inc. Monday to introduce a range of Fortnite-inspired play experiences.Fortnite, a free-to-play “battle royale”...
Before founding Luca + Danni and continuing a long family legacy in the jewelry business, Fred Magnanimi spent 12 years working in the finance industry, including as a partner in a hedge fund and head of a business development group for Citigroup. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Tragedy can produce your finest moments – embrace them

Fred Magnanimi | Luca + Danni founder and CEOGrowing up, my father was always my hero.He was a successful entrepreneur, a dedicated family man...
TIFFANY & CO. reported a $144.7 million profit for the second quarter ended July 31. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

Tiffany strikes gold as sales once again outpace expectations in Q2

NEW YORK - Tiffany & Co. is still shining bright on Wall Street.The jeweler’s shares jumped after it reported sales that exceeded analysts’ estimates...
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