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U.S. MANUFACTURING dropped 0.6% in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MATTHEW BUSCH

U.S. factory output declines by most since April on GM strike

WASHINGTON - United States manufacturing output slumped in October by the most in six months as an auto workers' strike at General Motors Co....
HASBRO HAS announced the pricing of notes that are expected to net $2.4 billion for the company that it intends to use in the proposed acquisition of Entertainment One Ltd. / COURTESY HASBRO

Hasbro announces pricing of notes expected to net $2.4B for eOne...

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. on Thursday announced the pricing of an underwritten registered public offering of a range of notes that it projects will...
RUBIUS THERAPEUTICS reported a loss of $47 million in the third quarter.

Rubius Therapeutics posts $47M loss in Q3 on increase in R&D...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Rubius Therapeutics Inc. reported a loss of $47 million in the third quarter, or 59 cents per diluted share, the company...
SUMMER INFANT, doing business as SUMR Brands, reported a $1.7 million loss in the third quarter of 2019. Above, a product from its Born Free brand. / COURESY SUMR BRANDS

Summer Infant reports $1.7M loss in Q3

WOONSOCKET – Summer Infant Inc., doing business as SUMR Brands, reported a loss of $1.7 million in the third quarter, compared with a profit...
THE BRICKLE GROUP has announced that it has received more than $84 million in DOD contracts over the last eight months.

Brickle Group lands big government contracts

WOONSOCKET – The Brickle Group announced more than $84 million in Defense Logistics Agency contracts have been awarded to its subsidiary Northwest Woolen Mill...
COMMON THREADS: Longtime American Cord & Webbing Co. employees Joseph and Grace Fura monitor a weaving machine at the company’s facility in Woonsocket. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Close-knit workers are crucial to the fabric of American Cord

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS: American Cord & Webbing Co. FROM HEAT-RESISTANT PLASTIC BUCKLES for military equipment to backpacks and...
MOLDING STAFF: Employees assemble a cable carrier, part of the igus product line, at the plastics manufacturer in East Providence. The company regularly puts new hires through training for a specific product group or position. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Investing in employees helps igus continue to grow company, sales

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: igus Inc. Igus Inc. molds its staff as skillfully as it molds the engineered plastics...
SCHROFF TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL has been acquired by RF Industries, based in San Diego, Calif. /

N.K. manufacturer Schrofftech acquired by Calif. company

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Schroff Technologies International Inc. has been acquired by the San Diego, Calif.-based company RF Industries Ltd. for $4 million, with a...
THE U.S. AND CHINA have agreed to roll back tariffs in the event of a completed trade agreement. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIME RUE

China, U.S. agree to tariff rollback if trade deal reached

BEIJING – China and the United States have agreed to roll back tariffs on each other’s goods in phases as they work toward a...
TIFFANY & CO. has reportedly asked LVMH to improve its $14.5 billion acquisition offer. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KONRAD FIEDLER

Tiffany rises on report it called for sweetened bid from LVMH

NEW YORK – Tiffany & Co. gained on a report that said the luxury jeweler asked LVMH to improve its $14.5 billion offer. Tiffany says...
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