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04/22/2014
By Rhonda Miller PBN Staff Writer Posted 4/21/14 Washington Trust Bancorp, parent of The Washington Trust Co., posted earnings of $9.3 million for the first quarter of 2014, an increase of 25.3 percent over earnings of $7.4 million in the first quarter of 2013.
04/22/2014
By PBN Staff Posted 4/21/14 Toy and game maker Hasbro Inc. posted earnings of $32.1 million, or 24 cents per diluted share, during the first quarter of 2014, reversing the net loss of $6.7 million, or 5 cents per diluted share, reported during the same period last year. Net revenue also increased for the three months ended March 30, rising 2.4 percent to $679.5 million from $663.7 million in the first quarter of 2013.
04/22/2014
April 21, 2014 07:52 AM BY JOURNAL BUSINESS STAFF Pawtucket-based Hasbro returned to profitability in its first quarter, driven by sales of girls' toys such as My Little Pony and Nerf Rebelle. The prior-year period was dragged down by restructuring charges.

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04/11/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Rhode Island Science & Technology Advisory Council (STAC) today announced the recipients of the 2014 Rhode Island Research Alliance Collaborative Research Grants. The awards, totaling $806,501 will fund seven diverse teams bringing together deep expertise in...
03/19/2014
A New England organization that enhances production, processing, and marketing of sustainable, nutritious, humanely-raised, delicious meat selects Daniele Inc. as the New England Meat Plant Processor of the Year. The award recognizes Daniele's owners, the Dukcevich family, and the...
03/18/2014
Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) announced today that its board of directors is set to approve a 50-year lease that would make Greencore USA a new tenant at Quonset Business Park. Greencore, a convenience food manufacturer, plans to build a 107,000-square-...

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