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Thanks to a boost in sales in the girls’ segment fueled by Disney Princess dolls, Hasbro Inc. experienced 24.1 percent growth in profit and 14.1 percent growth in revenue in the third quarter that ended Sept. 25 compared with the prior-year period, the toymaker reported Monday. more
Rhode Island ranked 35th in the nation for $1.6 million in venture capital investment in the third quarter, according to The MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers based on data from Thomson Reuters. more
Output at U.S. manufacturers rose for the third time in four months on production of consumer goods and construction materials, a sign the industry is recovering from a prolonged spell of weakness. more
Bank of America Corp., the second-biggest U.S. lender by assets, said third-quarter profit rose 7.3 percent, beating analysts’ estimates, as revenue from fixed-income trading was better than predicted and expenses fell. more
Cash collections increased 5.4 percent, or $33.1 million, to $651 million in the first two months of the fiscal year, the R.I. Department of Revenue said this week. more
Retail sales climbed in September by the most in three months, showing American shoppers began to spend freely again after shying away from merchants earlier in the quarter. more
Wholesale prices in the U.S. rose by more than projected in September, helped by higher costs for energy and food and indicating inflation may be picking up. more
Rhode Island has one of the highest percentages of Latino-owned businesses in New England, but many of these entrepreneurs report challenges in gaining access to capital and resources that could help their business grow, according to a new report by the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University. more
Research: Providence Business News/Nicole Dotzenrod; Photography: PBN/Nicole Dotzenrod Map: PBN/Lisa Lagreca more
It may not be regionally appropriate to say, "Mammas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys," but it's not far off, even halfway across the continent. The most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report on the median hourly wages … more
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