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HASBRO INC. was named among Ethisphere Institute's 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies.

Ethisphere Institute names Hasbro among most ethical companies in world

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. was named by Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies. The Pawtucket-headquartered toy company has made...
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...
STAR WARS TOY SALES declined in the fourth quarter, defying investors expectations. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JEENAH MOON

`Star Wars’ toy sales fall as movie-tie fatigue sets in

NEW YORK - The warning signs for the toy industry started last year when “Cars 3” - considered a surefire success - proved lackluster for...

4 R.I. companies make WSJ’s Management Top 250

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island companies were named to the Wall Street Journal’s Management Top 250 list Tuesday.The Wall Street Journal, in conjunction with...
MATTEL HAS INFORMED Hasbro that its acquisition proposal undervalues the company. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Mattel drops on report that it rebuffed approach from Hasbro

NEW YORK - Mattel Inc. slipped in late trading on a report that it rebuffed a takeover approach from rival Hasbro Inc., spurning a deal...
THREE RHODE ISLAND COMPANIES and several Massachusetts companies with Rhode Island operations scored a perfect 100 score on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, a report assessing a company's LGBTQ inclusion policies. / COURTESY THE HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN

BCBSRI, CVS, Hasbro earn perfect scores on 2018 Corporate Equality Index

PROVIDENCE – CVS Health Corp., Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island and Hasbro Inc. received perfect scores on the 2018 Corporate Equality...
BROWN UNIVERSITY'S Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative is partnering with Hasbro to add artificial intelligence to the toy maker's Joy For All Companion Pets interactive toy cats and dogs to help senior citizens with medication reminders and other tasks. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

NSF grant funds Hasbro-Brown robot-pet program to benefit elders

PROVIDENCE – A National Science Foundation grant of $1 million will fund work by Brown University’s Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative to design a smart-robot animal...

RIF ‘investment’ in state grows

The Rhode Island Foundation in recent years has increasingly taken a more active role as a community convener, planner and funder. That evolution, as...
HASBRO ANNOUNCED THE second HasCon, the company's in-house convention that debuted in September, will take place in September 2019. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Hasbro plans second HasCon in 2019

PROVIDENCE –The second iteration of the HasCon event will take place Sept. 6-8, 2019, at the Rhode Island Convention Center and Dunkin’ Donuts Center,...
TOYS "R" US' bankruptcy filing affected both Hasbro Inc.'s and Mattel Inc.'s fourth quarter projections. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Toys ‘R’ Us bankruptcy hangs over toymakers as holidays approach

NEW YORK - When Toys “R” Us Inc. filed for bankruptcy last month, it vowed to keep operating stores, boosting investor optimism that the impact...
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