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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 deal with Netflix to make a "Magic: The Gathering"streaming show is expected to generate "significant revenue" for the company, according to some analysts. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Fantasy card game Netflix deal may be `magic’ for Hasbro shares

NEW YORK – Hasbro Inc.’s popular fantasy card game featuring wizard duels and mythical creatures is about to go more mainstream. The toymaker is...
CVS RANKED NO .8 on the 2019 Fortune 500 . / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/CHRISTOPHER LEE

4 R.I. companies place on 2019 Fortune 500 list

PROVIDENCE – Four Rhode Island companies made the 2019 Fortune 500 list while seven Rhode Island companies were among the Fortune 1000, according to...
FRESH FRIENDSHIP: Fresh Mode Screen Printing co-owners Jake Fahrenholz, left, and Ethan Colby work on hoodies for a client. The pair became friends at the age of 15, attended college together and opened Fresh Mode in 2006.
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Fresh Mode’s custom prints make a mark

Going into business with a high school friend might seem like a mistake. But the partnership behind Fresh Mode Screen Printing Inc. includes a...

Officials left guessing on Hasbro plans

Call it The Big Mum. One of the world’s largest toymakers and among Rhode Island’s iconic companies, Hasbro Inc. is considering moving its headquarters...
TIME TO TALK: Hasbro Inc. wants a more-modern headquarters than what it now has in Pawtucket but has not committed to staying in Rhode Island. State and city officials must present a united front in responding to the threat of a possible move.
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HASBRO INC.

Hasbro’s silence is not golden. State, local officials must unite to...

Could iconic toymaker Hasbro Inc. really move its headquarters out of Rhode Island? Sure it can, especially if the move wouldn’t cost it much...
PAWTUCKET MAYOR Donald R. Grebien, along with local officials, issued a call to action Wednesday for the state, Pawtucket, Central Falls and Hasbro to come together to find an economic package and agreement that would keep the toy company located in Pawtucket. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Grebien calls on state and Hasbro to work together to keep...

PAWTUCKET – In a call to action, Pawtucket Mayor Donald R. Grebien Wednesday issued a plea to the Governor’s Office, R.I. Commerce Corp. and...
THE HEDGE FUNDS that now own the Toys R Us brand are reportedly considering a relaunch of the toy retailer as a standalone operation next year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

New Toys R Us owners said to mull physical stores next...

NEW YORK - The hedge funds that now own the Toys R Us brand plan to relaunch the toy retailer as a standalone operation next...
IN THE SWING: An 18-hole golf course is one of many outdoor amenities offered for corporate outings and retreats by The Preserve at Boulder Hills in Richmond. Other activities include tennis, indoor shooting and sporting clay events, and scavenger hunts.
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Outdoors a draw for summer outings

The state’s array of outdoor amenities gives businesses a host of options beyond the stereotypical hotel ballroom for summer team-building getaways and other staff...
JERRY STORCH, a former CEO of the defunct toy chain, has been working with multiple investors on a plan to reboot TOYS R US in the U.S / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JASON ALDEN

Former Toys R Us CEO is working on the retailer’s reboot

NEW YORK - A revival of Toys R Us might be in the works.Jerry Storch, a former chief executive officer of the defunct toy...
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