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HASBRO EARNED a profit of $520.5 million in 2019. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

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...
HASBRO completed its acquisition of Entertainment One Ltd. this week. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Hasbro completes acquisition of eOne

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. completed its acquisition of Entertainment One Ltd., the company announced this week. The deal was valued at about $3.8 billion in...
HASBRO reported a profit of $212.9 million in the third quarter, missing estimates. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Hasbro earns $212.9M in Q3 as tariffs affect sales

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. reported a profit of $212.9 million in the third quarter, a 19.3% decline year over year, according to a company...
HASBRO INC. has moved a step closer to finalizing its acquisition of multimedia company Entertainment One. The deal is expected to give Hasbro's long line of toys and characters increased international exposure through additional film, television, and music platforms. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Entertainment One shareholders approve acquisition by Hasbro

PAWTUCKET – Shareholders voted Thursday to approve the proposal for Pawtucket-based toymaker Hasbro Inc. to buy Entertainment One Ltd. for $4 billion, Hasbro announced...
TARIFF IMPACTS: Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Executive Director David Chenevert said the impact of tariffs and the slowing of the world economy has affected businesses differently in Rhode Island. Manufacturers focused on the aerospace or medical-industry markets are doing fine, he said, because defense spending has increased and the medical industry is growing. Companies producing products for the automotive industry, however, are seeing an impact because auto sales are down nationally.
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U.S. trade war with China has brought pain, uncertainty

The initial tariffs imposed in 2018 on imports from China didn’t affect Cooley Group, a Pawtucket-based company that manufactures an array of engineered materials,...
FUN, YES, BUT MUCH MORE: Hasbro CEO and Chairman Brian Goldner takes part in a 2016 companywide effort to pack toys for children and families, part of the company’s ongoing philanthropic efforts and one which its decision to cut back on plastic packaging is consistent with. 
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By reducing plastic use, Hasbro improves itself and the earth

With its announcement on Aug. 20 that it is looking to eliminate virtually all plastic packaging for its products, Pawtucket-based Hasbro Inc. continues to...
HASBRO HAS ENTERED into an agreement with Entertainment One to acquire eOne for about $4 billion, the biggest deal in Hasbro's history, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Hasbro buys Peppa Pig owner in $4B deal

NEW YORK – Toymaker Hasbro Inc. will buy Entertainment One Ltd. for about $4 billion, its biggest deal ever, according to data compiled by...
HASBRO'S SECOND-QUARTER profit totaled $13.4 million. In the fall of 2017 the company held HasCon, an event that showcased Hasbro's brands - including Monopoly - and licensed products. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Hasbro profit declines on pension settlement while sales push up

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. reported a profit of $13.4 million in the second quarter, a 77.7% decline from the same 2018 period. Earnings per diluted...
HASBRO IS LOOKING to grow its top and bottom lines with a decades-old game, Magic: The Gathering. But unlike tournaments in which players use paper cards, Hasbro has digitized the game and is informally naming it Arena. The company expects to be attracting millions of players in the next few years. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/MARK ABRAMSON

Move over Monopoly: Hasbro’s next big growth engine Is Magic

NEW YORK – In the battle for gaming dominance, Hasbro Inc. has what it hopes is an ace up its sleeve – in a deck...

2 R.I. companies named among Points of Light’s Civic 50 honorees

PROVIDENCE – Hasbro Inc. and CVS Health Corp. were named among the Civic 50 honorees of 2019 by Points of Light, the volunteerism organization...
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