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Five Questions With: Julian L. Alssid

Julian L. Alssid is vice president of workforce partnerships at the Community College of Rhode Island. Prior to joining CCRI, Alssid was chief workforce...
BETTER THAN EXPECTED: Adrien Hebert, left, co-owner and chief financial officer, speaks with Bob Laferriere, operations manager, at Trans-Tex, a company in Cranston that makes lanyards, sports merchandise, small-equipment pieces and other items. Hebert said business in January was better than expected.
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Business costs are rising but owners still confident in growth plans,...

Most Rhode Island businesses are doing well and have positive outlooks for themselves and the economy for 2019, though their confidence is not quite...
GENERAL DYNAMICS reported a profit of $3.3 billion in 2018, with its Marine Systems segment, which includes General Dynamics Electric Boat, posting operating profit of $761 million for the year. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

General Dynamics reports $3.3B profit in 2018

NORTH KINGSTOWN – General Dynamics reported a profit of $3.35 billion in 2018, a 14.9 percent increase from $2.9 billion in 2017, the company...

CVS Health named to FlexJobs’ 100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs...

PROVIDENCE – FlexJobs, an online service for those looking for telecommuting, freelance and other jobs for remote workers, said CVS Health Corp. is on...
TECH INCUBATOR: Innovate Newport Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Tuni Schartner gives a tour of the former Sheffield School on Broadway in Newport, which will serve as the location of Innovate Newport. The business incubator will house small companies, startups and entrepreneurs in the fields of marine and environmental technology, cybersecurity and renewable energy.
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Can a new business incubator keep a bigger slice of Navy...

For years, community leaders in Newport have watched as the nearby Naval ­Undersea Warfare Center has farmed out billions of dollars in contracts to...
FEDERAL FUNDING for General Dynamics Electric Boat’s U.S. Navy submarine construction program in Rhode Island and Connecticut should be secure as the company plans to hire hundreds of additional workers and expand its network of suppliers as the company ramps up the program in coming years./COURTESY/GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

Trump, Dems agree on funding for Electric Boat sub program

Despite the federal budget standoff, Republican President Donald Trump and Rhode Island’s Democratic congressional leaders seem to agree on one important thing for the...
GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT plans to increasing staffing and suppliers in Rhode Island for the company's work on the U.S. Navy's next generation of nuclear-powered submarines./COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

General Dynamics Electric Boat: Full speed ahead on submarine work

WARWICK – General Dynamics Electric Boat plans to add between 1,000 and 1,500 jobs in Rhode Island and grow its local network of suppliers...
THE WESTERLY EDUCATION CENTER received a $750,000 STEM grant to support the acquisition of new equipment and to support staff positions. / COURTESY THE WESTERLY EDUCATION CENTER

WEC receives $750K STEM grant from U.S. Navy for equipment, staff...

WESTERLY – The Westerly Education Center received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research to fund the addition of capacity...
A BRIGHT START: Michael Stuba is training for a job as a pipe fitter for General Dynamics Electric Boat at a Westerly Education Center program put on by the Community College of Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. manufacturers learn to manage a ‘good’ problem – training more...

In the last few years, manufacturing in Rhode Island is on a growth spurt of sales, productivity and plant modernization, and that’s led to...

Is liberal-leaning Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse making a difference in a deeply...

A consistently liberal voice on both fiscal and social issues since joining the Senate in 2007, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., has made a name...
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