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PROVIDENCE-WARWICK-FALL RIVER metropolitan construction employment increased 9 percent year over year, not seasonally adjusted. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

AGCA: Providence metro construction employment up 9% in December

PROVIDENCE – Construction employment in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area rose 9 percent year over year, not seasonally adjusted, in December to 26,300, a...
IN THE 20 REGIONS that are finalists for the Amazon.com Inc. headquarters sweepstakes, some say the price isn't worth the proposed economic impact. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

Proposed Amazon HQ tax breaks draw criticism

NEW YORK - Jamie Eldridge, the son of an electrical engineer who grew up in suburban Boston, would seem like a natural cheerleader for Massachusetts’...
SNOW REMOVAL: A Shawmut Construction worker shovels snow from the work site at 225 Dyer St. in Providence. Construction crews must deal with the winter elements to meet project deadlines. / PBN PHOTO/­

Construction jobs in U.S. hits highest level since Great Recession

PROVIDENCE – The construction industry saw an increase of 36,000 jobs in January, bringing the total number of construction jobs to 7.1 million, according...
NEW ­DESIGNS: Elana Carello, owner of Elana Carello Sweaters, sketches new designs. She has found success in pop-up shops and artisan shows and has seen her sales grow. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

Designer experiments, reinvents, hits stride again after returning to R.I.

Elana Carello of Elana Carello Sweaters – a Cranston designer who came back to the Ocean State from New York City about 10 years...

PBN names Manufacturing Awards winners, Amgen’s Bush takes top leadership spot

PROVIDENCE – Tia Bush, vice president of operations at West Greenwich biotech manufacturer Amgen Rhode Island, has been named the winner in the Leadership...

Companies realize they need to train

The growing use of robots in manufacturing cuts the number of human employees a company requires. But at the same time, running robots is...
Sensata Technologies reported 2017 profit of $408.4 million. / COURTESY SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES

Sensata Technologies reports $408M profit in 2017

ATTLEBORO – Sensata Technologies Inc. reported net income for 2017 of $408.4 million, a 55.6 percent increase year over year from 2016. Earnings per diluted...
TEXTRON REPORTED 2017 INCOME of $307 million. Above, the 407GXP from Bell Helicopter. / COURTESY BELL HELICOPTER

Textron reports $307M profit in 2017

PROVIDENCE – Textron Inc. reported a $307 million 2017 year-end net income, a 68 percent decline from its $962 million profit in 2016, however,...
IN ITS YEAR-END SEC report, General Dynamics highlighted its Marine Division's work on both the Virginia-class submarine, pictured above, and its work on the Columbia-class submarine as major projects. / COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT

General Dynamics nets $2.9B in 2017

PROVIDENCE – General Dynamics Corp. reported 2017 net income of $2.9 billion, a year-over-year increase of 13.2 percent, on revenue of $31 billion, a...
RHODE ISLAND workers forgo a combined 1.8 million vacation days a year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/K. CURTIS

AAA: Majority of R.I. workers leave vacation days unused

PROVIDENCE – More than half of all Rhode Island workers don’t use up all of their time off, forgoing a combined 1.8 million vacation...
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