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Electric Boat president to retire Sept. 30

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Jeffrey S. Geiger will retire Sept. 30 as president of General Dynamics Electric Boat, Rhode Island’s largest defense contractor.The company’s president...

President of Electric Boat to retire Sept. 30

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Jeffrey S. Geiger will retire Sept. 30 as president of General Dynamics Electric Boat, Rhode Island’s largest defense contractor.The company’s president...

Electric Boat awarded $174M contract for nuclear-submarine work

NORTH KINGSTOWN – With about 2% of the work to be performed at Quonset Point and in Newport, the U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics...
GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT has been awarded about $2.5 billion in contract increases this year for its work on the Navy's next generation of nuclear subs, called the Columbia class. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

Electric Boat receives $2.5 billion in sub contract increases this spring

PROVIDENCE – So far, federal funding is falling into place nicely for defense contractor General Dynamics Electric Boat, one of Rhode Island’s largest employers....
GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP. reported a profit of $745 million in the first quarter. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

General Dynamics profit falls in Q1 to $745M

PROVIDENCE – General Dynamics Corp. reported a profit of $745 million in the first quarter of 2019, a 6.8% decline from $799 one year...
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Raimondo: A ‘partner with business’

You could say Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is a pragmatist. The way she puts it, she’s not trying to change the world so much...
DRUG TESTING: Craig Pickell is the president and CEO of Bullard, which makes custom grinders and abrasives. Manufacturers such as Pickell, who also serves as chairman of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, are concerned about the worker-safety issues and employer rights regarding drug testing if recreational marijuana use is legalized.
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‘We’re not going to stop [legal pot]’

Amid the rolling fields and wooded hills outside Worcester, Mass., people park their cars in a dirt lot then take a shuttle bus to...
THE U.S. NAVY'S Columbia-Class Submarine project will be audited by the Pentagon’s inspector general on how well the Navy is overseeing development of the propulsion and steering system. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

Navy’s $128B nuclear sub project faces watchdog’s review

NEW YORK – The Pentagon’s inspector general plans to audit how well the U.S. Navy is overseeing development of the propulsion and steering...
THE GAO WARNED that the U.S. Navy's cost estimates for the Columbia-Class submarine may rise due to unreliable cost estimates. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

U.S. nuclear-armed sub may cost more than Navy says, GAO warns

NEW YORK – The U.S. Navy may have to ask Congress to boost funding in fiscal 2021 to buy the first in its new...

Employers getting ‘skin’ in job training

Part of Rhode Island’s economic future depends on the state’s ability to keep pushing the envelope on job training, and that includes getting employers...
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