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HASBRO AND DISNEY have reached an agreement to extend their deal granting Hasbro's merchandising rights to the Star Wars and Marvel franchises. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CRAIG BARRITT

Hasbro extends deal with Disney for Star Wars and Marvel merchandising

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. has reached a deal with The Walt Disney Co. to renew Hasbro’s merchandise rights to the Star Wars and Marvel...
LAB WORK: Research associates Mitchell McAlister and Olivia Morin work in the lab at EpiVax in Providence. The biotechnology company recently began working on a coronavirus vaccine. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

EpiVax devises ‘recipe’ for coronavirus vaccine

Staying current on the frantic pace of the coronavirus outbreak means following reports by major news outlets for most people, but analysts at EpiVax...
ASPEN AEROGELS reported a $14.6 million loss for 2019, less than half of its loss in 2018.

Aspen Aerogels sees losses narrow in 2019, to $14.6M

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. - Aspen Aerogels Inc. incurred a $14.6 million loss in 2019, an improvement from a $34.4 million loss in 2018, the company...
A SUBSIDIARY of Sensata Technologies Holding PLC was found to be liable for $31.5 million in damages related to patent infringement related to tire pressure monitoring system products. / COURTESY SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING PLC

Sensata subsidiary to challenge $31.5M ruling on patent infringement

ATTLEBORO – The U.S District Court of Delaware ruled a subsidiary of Sensata Technologies Holding PLC committed infringement of a patent held by Wasica...
U.S. MANUFACTURING declined 0.1% month-to-month in January. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MATTHEW BUSCH

U.S. factory output fell in Jan. on Boeing production halt

WASHINGTON – United States factory output fell in January on the production halt for Boeing Co.’s 737 Max, showing how the grounding of the...
SUMR BRANDS announced plans to enact restructuring efforts to save an estimated annual $7.5 million. Above, Interim CEO Stuart Noyes. / COURTESY SUMR BRANDS

SUMR Brands announces restructuring

WOONSOCKET – Summer Infant Inc., doing business as SUMR Brands, will enact a restructuring plan that the company on Friday said will save it...

Electric Boat’s Davies named among 16 winners in PBN Manufacturing Awards...

PROVIDENCE – General Dynamics Electric Boat Vice President of Operations and Quonset Point Facility General Manager Sean Davies has been honored in the category...
STEADY GROWTH: Nancy Parker Wilson, owner of Greenvale Vineyard in Portsmouth, with her son Bill Wilson, the operations manager. Parker Wilson says the vineyard has seen steady growth in its seasonal tasting and events business, a function of increasing interest in agritourism and the “eat local” movement. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

PBN survey: In election year, more R.I. companies say no to...

Rhode Island businesspeople have revived their optimism about the future of the state economy, but they appear reluctant to back up their improved outlook...

What’s powering the economy? Frankly, it’s a mystery

The U.S. economy’s steady growth – the longest stretch since World War II without a recession – is something of a mystery. Last summer,...

Hasbro reports 136% profit jump in 2019

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. reported a 136% boost in profit in 2019, to $520.5 million, or $4.05 per diluted share, according to a company...
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