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HASBRO INC. posted a $428.7 million profit in 2021, a 93% increase from 2020. COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Hasbro posts $428.7M profit in 2021

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. earned a $428.7 million profit in 2021, a 93% increase year over year, the company reported on Monday. Revenue totaled $6.42...
CASES OF COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 654 on Thursday. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

R.I. COVID-19 cases rise by 654, with 13 new deaths

PROVIDENCE – Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Rhode Island increased by 654, with 13 deaths, the R.I. Department of Health said Friday.   However, hospitalizations,...

U.S. jobless claims fall for 2nd straight week

WASHINGTON (AP) – After three consecutive weeks of unemployment claims that appeared to rise in tandem with omicron, fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits...
Where Rental Housing is Most Affordable
Among metropolitan areas of 1 million people or more, 2017 / SOURCE: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU
*This is income of renter households, not all households.

Renters in R.I. find housing more affordable than in most of...

Where is housing least affordable in the United States? The most-cited measure has been the National Association of Realtors’ affordability index, which tracks whether median-income...

Cash-strapped Americans are willing to leverage their homes to pay the...

As U.S. household debt rises and wages stagnate, millions of Americans are thinking about tapping into home equity to keep up with day-to-day expenses. Twenty-four...
Beyond the average
A piece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law required for the first time that companies disclose the ratio of their CEO’s pay to the median salary of its employees, although the employers were allowed to exclude some workers from the calculation. / Sources: Company filings (Some companies excluded non-U.S. employees and others.)

Pay ratio disclosures show wide gaps between CEOs, employees

Out of the 19 public companies that are based in or have significant ­operations within Rhode Island and have filed proxy statements recently, 14...
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