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A SHOPPER browses the aisles at a Wal-Mart store. The discount chain's fourth-quarter sales rose as it cut prices for the holidays. /

Holiday discounts boost Wal-Mart profits in 4Q

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said last week that its fourth-quarter profit rose 9.8 percent, exceeding analysts' estimates, as discounts on toys...
'THE POWER TOUR Electric Guitar is incredibly realistic, and we believe that tweens will love the experience,' said Jeff Jackson, vice president of marketing at Hasbro's Tiger Electronics division. /

Hasbro, Gibson develop interactive kids’ guitar

PAWTUCKET – Tiger Electronics, a division of the Pawtucket-based toy manufacturer Hasbro, has partnered with Gibson USA to introduce the Power Tour Electric Guitar,...

NewportFed has a mixed first year as a stock bank

Newport Bancorp Inc., the public company created last year after the merger of the former Newport Federal Savings Bank and Westerly Savings Bank, says...
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There’s no silver bullet in sales prospecting

Prospecting for new business should be easy. With more than 1,250,000 Google entries on the subject, there should certainly be more than enough advice...
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A celebration of R.I. artists

Firehouse 13, a new arts space in Providence, is exhibiting the work of 28 artists who have received fellowship grants this year from R.I....
'WE'RE RIGHT AT the beginning of an exciting new time in broadband wireless,' says Jeff Thompson, Towerstream's president and CEO.
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Seizing the opportunities as WiMAX comes of age

Many communication pundits believe WiMAX – Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access – has the potential to change wireless communication as we know it. That's...

NHPRI gets grant to improve Latino health care

PROVIDENCE – Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island today announced that it is receiving a two-year $261,000 grant for a project, in collaboration with...
Joseph Marshall, 90 /

R.I. Film Fest producer Joseph Marshall dies

NEWPORT – Navy Lt. Cmdr. (ret.) Joseph Marshall, 90, a founder and producer of the Rhode Island International Film Festival, which in August marked...
JOSEPH J. MarcAURELE, chairman, president and CEO of Citizens Bank of Rhode Island, will receive the 2nd Housing Hero award for leadership in affordable housing. /

House of Hope names MarcAurele a ‘Housing Hero’

WARWICK – House of Hope CDC today announced that its second annual Housing Hero award will go to Joseph J. MarcAurele, chairman, president and...

Gilbane exec among industry’s national leaders

PROVIDENCE – Daniel P. McConaghy, 39, Gilbane Building Co.’s senior vice president and regional manager, has been listed by Building Design & Construction Magazine...
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