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HASBRO AND MATTEL have a significant share of sales through Toys "R" Us. / BLOOMBERG

Opinion: Hasbro and Mattel have the tools to build a comeback

NEW YORK - While much of the retail industry is still basking in the glow of strong holiday sales, two big names in the toy...

Ten years after the economy fell apart

The last recession was deemed after the fact to have begun in December 2007. It’s more accurate to say that the previous economic recovery...

Most-read stories of 2017, PBN.com

1 2017 40 Under Forty winners chosenPOSTED ONLINE: June 16Providence Business News has chosen the winners for its 13th 40 Under Forty program, to...

Future of retirement brighter than ever

Over the holidays the Washington Post interrupted the good cheer to bring us “a preview of a U.S. without pensions.”Peter Whoriskey tells the story...

Left-behind cities get their turn

The past decade has divided U.S. geography into haves and have nots. The haves: educated, wealthy communities in large metro areas such as New...

Business Best-Sellers Jan. 12, 2018

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the WorldTimothy FerrissThe ultimate choose-your-own-adventure book – a compilation of advice from more than...

Individual mandate repeal not Armageddon

On Dec. 20, the new GOP tax bill signed into law repealed the individual mandate for the Affordable Care Act.The individual mandate puts a...

Busiest workers not always the best

At the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil, the U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley put up a statistic that wowed folks back home: He...
THE U.S. FEDERAL RESERVE BUILDING stands in Washington, D.C. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI

Opinion: Five questions Fed policy makers must answer in 2018

NEW YORK - The Federal Reserve anticipates continued monetary tightening in 2018, as it seeks to match 2017’s pace of interest-rate hikes with another three...

Stop playing politics with ports

Who actually benefits from the Jones Act, the 1920 law stipulating that all maritime commerce between U.S. ports has to take place on ships...
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