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Hasbro, Cartoon Network plan new TV series

PAWTUCKET and ATLANTA – Hasbro Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is teaming up with the Cartoon Network to produce “Transformers Animated,” a 27-episode television series slated to...

Long-term care bill would protect assets

STATE HOUSE – A new Long-Term Care Insurance Partnership approved by the R.I. General Assembly “means you can qualify for Medicaid without having to...

RISD leases full Moshassuck Square

The Boston real estate firm that bought the Moshassuck Square Apartments in Providence this winter has signed a master lease for the 122-unit complex...

Housing costs still strain affordability

HousingWorks RI’s annual Fact Book makes clear, once again, that the lack of affordable housing puts the state’s employers at a disadvantage in attracting...
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Reform – don’t destroy – foreign investment process

Much concern has been raised in recent years about the outsourcing of American jobs.Yet there is another side to foreign investment: the growing investment...

Home technology firm hosts weekly radio show

SWANSEA – Nick and Rob Sollecito, founders of Swansea-based home technology company Home Genius, recently began hosting a call-in radio show Sundays from...

Luxury condos being built<br> on old Katharine Gibbs school site

The Armory Revival Co. and Myles Standish Associates broke ground last week for a luxury condominium complex at the former Katharine Gibbs School site...
A BILLBOARD in Germany promotes Sony Ericsson phones, a very successful joint venture. /

Joint ventures can pose risks to parties

It is the 21st-century way of doing business, especially in the global economy. A large U.S. company eager to develop cutting-edge technology will find...
TIMOTHY MORE, left, is a lawyer who represents many artists and has been involved with projects including Monohasset Mill. Above, he attends a oparty with artist Erik Bright, center, and Clark Schoettle of the Providence Preservation Society. /

Artists make challenging clients

Giovanni Cicione didn’t start representing artists because he had any artistic inclinations himself. Rather, he saw signing up for the Rhode Island Bar Association...

Insurer, lawyers fined $1.25M in 9/11 coverage case

Zurich American Insurance Group and two law firms representing the insurer have been fined $1.25 million for hiding evidence and denying coverage in a...
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