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A piece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law required for the first time that companies disclose the ratio of their CEO’s pay to the median salary of its employees, although the employers were allowed to exclude some workers from the calculation. / Sources: Company filings (Some companies excluded non-U.S. employees and others.)

Pay ratio disclosures show wide gaps between CEOs, employees

Out of the 19 public companies that are based in or have significant ­operations within Rhode Island and have filed proxy statements recently, 14...
TOP SCORER: Hasbro is one of three Rhode Island companies to achieve a perfect score this year in the 2018 Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index. From left, Justin Haddock, licensing attorney; Dolph Johnson, executive vice president and chief human resources officer; Meghann Noonan, project engineer; and Dan Chasse, project ­manager. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

3 R.I. companies receive perfect Corporate Equality Index scores for LGBTQ...

Four Rhode Island-based corporations were listed in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2018 Corporate Equality Index – a study that measures a corporation’s efforts...
HASBRO ANNOUNCED $500 million in share repurchases, in addition to the buyback program of the same scale approved in 2015. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Hasbro announces additional $500M share buyback

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. authorized a repurchase of an additional $500 million of its common stock, expanding its original buyback plan, the company announced...
HASBRO'S JOY FOR ALL brand has been acquired by Ageless Innovation, a new company focused on products for older adults. Above, a Joy For All toy cat. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

New company Ageless Innovation acquires Hasbro’s Joy for All brand

PAWTUCKET - Hasbro Inc.’s Joy for All brand, which included the Joy for All Companion Pets - interactive toy cats and toy dogs -...

Good corporate citizenship pays off in multiple ways

What is a good corporate citizen? According to ­Corporate Responsibility Magazine, the good corporate citizen is transparent about its performance across a number of...

Hasbro and CVS named among 100 Best Corporate Citizens rankings

PROVIDENCE – Two Rhode Island-based companies, Hasbro Inc. and CVS Health Corp., rank among Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 2018 100 Best Corporate Citizens list released...
EVOLVING BUSINESS: Wayne R. Blatchley, owner of Pawtucket-based Fuzion Design, speaks with Esther Tseng, associate
creative director. The company was launched 10 years ago and focuses on brand-driven design, digital services and packaging. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Crafting looks that sell

After working in product design for large companies for several years, Wayne R. Blatchley 10 years ago decided to head out on his own...
TEXTRON was the sole Rhode Island-headquartered employer to rank on the Forbes' 2018 Best Large Employer list this year at No. 495. Five midsize employers from Rhode Island also ranked this year. Above, a Citation Sovereign + from the Cessna branch of Textron Inc. / COURTESY TEXTRON AVIATION

R.I. businesses make 2018 Forbes Best Employers lists

PROVIDENCE – Five Rhode Island companies were named to the Forbes 2018 Best Midsize Employers list, while one Rhode Island employer made the top...
HASBRO INC. has entered into a definitive agreement with Saban Properties LLC to acquire the entertainment brand Saban's Power Rangers and several other brands. / COURTESY HASBRO

Hasbro enters $522M agreement to buy Power Rangers, other properties

PROVIDENCE - Hasbro has signed a definitive agreement to acquire several brands from Saban Properties LLC, including Saban’s Power Rangers in a combination of...
MATTEL INC. reported a loss $311.3 million for the first quarter, dragged down by the bankruptcy of Toys "R" Us. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Mattel’s Barbie brand carries quarter, mutes Toys `R’ Us effect

NEW YORK - Barbie’s back in town.Mattel Inc., which named a new CEO last week, softened the effect of Toys “R” Us Inc.’s demise as...
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