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LIFTOFF: Jaia Robotics LLC owner Ian Estaphan Owen launches one of his company’s aquatic robots in Narragansett Bay. Newport-based Jaia could be a benefactor if the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation’s proposal to boost the blue economy is named a winner in the $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

EYES ON THE PRIZE: 2 key R.I. sectors could get $100M...

Ian Estaphan Owen launched a marine robotics company less than two years ago with the aim of helping combat the effects of climate change. But...
LATHE ­LESSONS: Wilbert Cante, left, and Melvin Shaw, both machine technology students at William M. Davies Jr. Career and Technical High School in Lincoln, work on the manual lathe machine. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Davies students step up for early career launch

On any given day, workers at Greystone of Lincoln Inc. churn out a half million “safety-critical” components for airbags, car engines and aerospace equipment. But...
RHODE ISLAND SAW its jobless rate drop by half a percentage point in March to 3.4%, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training said Thursday. / AP FILE PHOTO/LYNNE SLADKY

R.I. unemployment drops to 3.4%, 400 nonfarm jobs gained

CRANSTON – Rhode Island’s economic recovery continued in March with the monthly unemployment rate dropping half a percentage point to 3.4%, the R.I. Department...
HASBRO INC. has acquired D&D Beyond, a digital toolset for the toy company’s Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, from Fandom for $146.3 million. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Hasbro acquires D&D Beyond from Fandom for $146M

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. Wednesday acquired D&D Beyond, a digital toolset for the toy company’s Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, from Fandom Inc. for...

MIKEL cuts ribbon on $2.5M Fall River facility

FALL RIVER – MIKEL Inc., a woman-owned defense contractor based in Middletown, officially cut the ribbon on its new $2.5 million Fall River facility...

U.S. jobless claims stay at historically low levels

WASHINGTON (AP) – Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as layoffs remain at historically low levels. Jobless claims fell by 5,000 to 166,000...

Polaris MEP to offer seminar on 3D scanning in manufacturing

PROVIDENCE – Christopher Wilczewski, a 3D scanning specialist, will present the first in a series of webinars on the applications of 3D scanning in...

Saab to partner with SyQwest, launch maritime division in Cranston

CRANSTON – Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab will partner with SyQuest marine technology company to launch a new maritime division in Cranston. With the...
NAVYN SALEM, right, founder and CEO of North Kingstown-based food manufacturer Edesia Inc., reacts to receiving a $25,000 donation on 'The Drew Barrymore Show' that aired March 23 from Perdue Farms. Barrymore then matched the donation, giving Edesia $50,000. / COURTESY YOUTUBE.COM

Edesia receives $50K gift on ‘Drew Barrymore Show’; funds will help...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – An appearance on the NBC’s “Today” show subsequently led to a pleasant financial surprise for Edesia Inc. on another daytime talk...
PRACTICAL ­ATTIRE: Propel LLC owner Clare King, left, and Birgit Leitner, product design and development lead, examine an aircraft carrier flight deck jersey Propel manufactures for the U.S. Navy. The company’s whole-garment knitting machine is to the right. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

King weaves opportunities into a career of innovation

Clare King likes to mix things up. She sees opportunity in combinations others may not. This might explain why her Pawtucket company, Propel LLC, solves...

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