MANUFACTURING

The Necco factory, which manufactured Sweethearts, closed its doors in 2018.
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This Valentine's Day, I am heartless, a condition that also describes New England Confectionery Company, or Necco — the maker of Sweetheart candy, those small, chalky, heart-shaped confections that flood candy counters this time of year.

High ranking members of the Colombian National Police found themselves in Exeter, N.H., in the spring of 2009. They were there to visit arms maker Sig Sauer, which had just secured a contract worth up to $306 million to provide Colombian law enforcement with nearly 100,000 pistols. 

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Hours after President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods, China responded with its own levies on $60 billion worth of U.S. products.

Chinese state television on Tuesday reported that the government has decided to impose tariffs of 5 percent to 10 percent on $60 billion worth of U.S. products, starting on Monday. The tariffs will apply to 5,207 items.

A facility in Springfield, Mass., where trains will be manufactured will open this winter.
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The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, has reached out to the federal government, asking it to reconsider tariffs affecting a Chinese company.

Pro-gun control activists marched 50 miles from Worcester to hold a rally across the street from gunmaker Smith & Wesson's headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Sean Teehan / NEPR

Just before a mass shooting at a video game tournament in Florida, a couple hundred gun control advocates held a rally across the street from gunmaker Smith & Wesson's headquarters in Springfield.

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