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The marine industry is a global enterprise. Builders, dealers, marinas, equipment manufacturers and other businesses are found worldwide, and there are major boat shows on all continents.

From economics to politics, leaders remain uneasy

Uncertainty — the bane of investors, businesses and consumers alike — is showing up in the labor market, the Greek financial crisis and the Iranian nuclear talks and it could prove to be the watchword of the summer.

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Plastic, plastic everywhere

Sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race came to the stopover in Newport, R.I., with a one-word message. It’s not “strength” or “endurance” or any other inspirational messaging poster you might see hanging in an office boardroom.

The Volvo Ocean Race boats pass under the Newport Bridge at the start of Leg 7, bound for Lisbon, Portugal.

Logistically, it’s a rat race

Sure, you’ve got some marketing challenges. But how about picking up and moving your shop to the middle of the Indian Ocean? That’s essentially the challenge Volvo Group faces when it runs its Volvo Ocean Race around the world every three years.

Fate of Cousteau’s Calypso uncertain as it languishes

The Calypso, Jacques Cousteau’s research vessel, has languished in a coastal French warehouse amid a dispute between the Cousteau Society and a shipbuilding company over its restoration, which some say is a sign of the country’s fading maritime heritage.

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