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MATTEL INTENDS TO make a live action Barbie movie starring Margot Robbie. / BLOOMBERG NEWS

Following Hasbro’s model, Mattel’s making a live-action Barbie movie

After more than a decade of trying, Mattel Inc. is making another run at taking Barbie to the big screen.A live-action film based on...
UNITED STATES manufacturing plunged last month by the most since October 2008, a 5.2-point drop to a two-year low of 54.1 points on the Institute for Supply Management index. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. factory gauge tumbles by most since 2008 as orders cool

NEW YORK - A gauge of United States manufacturing plunged last month by the most since October 2008, a fresh sign of deceleration in the...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, Dec. 31, 2018

2018 was good, but much to be doneEvery week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the...

Five Questions With: R. Michael Murphy

West Warwick-based Dryvit Systems Inc. has its new, 120,000-square-foot manufacturing plant up and running in North Kingstown. Providence Business News spoke with company President...
U.S. MANUFACTURING seems to be slowing after a couple of years of strong growth, as tariffs and other economic headwinds hit the economy. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/DAVE MARTIN

Humming U.S. factories end 2018 on sour note amid trade war

WASHINGTON – Five Federal Reserve indexes of regional manufacturing all slumped in December, the first time they’ve fallen in unison since May 2016 and...
FUTURE OUTLOOK: Business and nonprofit leaders in Rhode Island meet with Providence Business News Editor Mark S. Murphy to discuss 2018 and where the state is headed. Starting at the head of the table, background, from left, clockwise: Murphy; Providence College Dean of the School of Business Sylvia Maxfield; VIBCO President Karl Wadensten; Washington Trust Bancorp President and Chief Operating Officer Mark K. W. Gim; Crossroads Rhode Island President and CEO Karen A. Santilli; Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer Michele B. Lederberg; and Gilbane Building Co. President and CEO Michael E. McKelvy.
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2018 was a good year, but much work is to come

On Dec. 14, Providence Business News Editor Mark S. Murphy sat down with six leaders of the Rhode Island business and nonprofit community to...

Five Questions With: David Brousell

David Brousell, co-founder, vice president and executive director of the Manufacturing Leadership Council in Washington, D.C., will head to a Rhode Island Manufacturing Association...
RHODE ISLAND'S SEASONALLY-ADJUSTED unemployment rate and the number of unemployed residents remained unchanged from October to November. Unemployment declined 0.7 percentage points year over year. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND TRAINING

R.I. Nov. unemployment rate remains level from Oct., down over year

PROVIDENCE – The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 3.8 percent – the same as October – according to the R.I. Department of...
THE RHODE ISLAND MARINE TRADES ASSOCIATION is using a grant from a national nonprofit to publicize an initiative it is piloting to recycle fiberglass boat hulls – which now take up limited Rhode Island landfill space – into cement.

Boat-hull recycling effort gets grant

BRISTOL – A Rhode Island Marine Trade Association and R.I. Sea Grant fiberglass-boat recycling project just got a boost.RIMTA announced a grant award for...

U.S. manufacturing production unchanged, missing projections

NEW YORK - United States factory production was unchanged in November and the prior month’s reading was revised to a decline from a gain,...
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