Hasbro, trying to find footing, posts weak 3Q

Business 10/22/18, 03:14

Hasbro, wrestling with the demise of Toys R Us and shoppers that have migrated online and in search of new toys, fell well short of third-quarter expectations Monday.The Pawtucket, Rhode Island, toy maker will absorb charges of as much as $60 million next quarter as it cuts jobs.Rival Mattel said ...

Gubernatorial candidates lay out vision for Rhode Island

Business 10/15/18, 06:41

Rhode Island's major gubernatorial candidates have different plans for how to improve the state's economy, combat opioid addiction and keep school children safe.On Nov. 6, voters will choose between Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo, Republican nominee Allan Fung and independent Joe Trillo.Raimondo says she's running to cement the state's economic momentum ...

School bus drivers’ strike continues with no end in sight

U.S. 10/03/18, 17:57

A strike by Providence school bus drivers that's affecting more than 9,000 Rhode Island students continued for a fifth day Wednesday, with no end in sight.Drivers picketed Wednesday near the yard where buses are kept by First Student, the private company overseeing the city's school bus operations. The drivers' union, ...

Researchers say they’re closing in on Captain Cook’s ship

U.S. 09/21/18, 11:43

Researchers are exploring whether a shipwreck off the coast of Rhode Island could be the vessel that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world.The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the search effort, and the Australian National Maritime Museum identified the vessel. It's one ...

Congressmen question Google over kids’ privacy on YouTube

Tech 09/21/18, 10:19

Two members of Congress are calling on Google to address concerns that YouTube might violate children's privacy.Rep. David Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, and Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a Nebraska Republican, sent a letter this week to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking for more details about how the service collects data.FILE- ...

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