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RIPR News
9:06 am
Fri April 15, 2011

Hasbro reports 71 percent decrease in profits

Providence, RI – Hasbro has announced its first-quarter profits are down more than 70 percent from one year ago. Hasbro said its net income fell $17.2 million in the January-March period, down from $58.9 million last year. The Pawtucket-based toymaker says the decline reflects spending on product development, expansion in emerging markets, and its television network The Hub, a joint venture with Discovery Networks that launched in October.

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RIPR News
8:50 am
Fri April 15, 2011

RI unemployment drops for 12th consecutive month

Providence, RI –
Rhode Island's unemployment rate continues to edge downward, though at a painfully slow rate. The state Department of Labor and Training reports the unemployment rate fell from 11.2 percent in February to 11 percent in March. The number of unemployed residents decreased by 11-hundred to around 63-thousand.

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Political Roundtable
8:45 am
Fri April 15, 2011

Chafee's tax plan and RI's new Republican Party Chairman on Roundtable

Providence, RI – Governor Chafee's controversial sales tax plan and Rhode Island's unfunded pension liability. That's part of the discussion this week on Political Roundtable.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. news@wrni.org.

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Morning News Podcast
8:26 am
Fri April 15, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Friday, April 11, 2011.

RIPR News
1:09 pm
Thu April 14, 2011

Family says goodbye to guardsman

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Lincoln Chafee and Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts were on hand Thursday morning for the funeral of a Pawtucket soldier who died in an accident in Afghanistan.

Specialist Dennis Poulin died at a hospital in Germany of injuries sustained in a rollover accident. His parents were at his side.

At his funeral Thursday, Poulin was remembered as a loving son and father, a protective older brother and a dutiful soldier.

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RIPR News
9:22 am
Thu April 14, 2011

RI state pensions worse than expected

Providence, RI – Rhode Island taxpayers could face a higher tab next year for funding state pensions. That will be the case unless new cuts are made to the pension system.

The unfunded liability for the pension fund has been generally estimated in the area of five billion dollars. But actuaries told the state Retirement Board yesterday that the figure is closer to six-point-eight billion dollars.

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Politics
9:21 am
Thu April 14, 2011

Fox speaks out against Chafee's tax plan

RIPR News
8:52 am
Thu April 14, 2011

State found not liable in Cliff Walk negligence suit

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RIPR News
8:45 am
Thu April 14, 2011

RI soldier killed in Afghanistan to be buried in Pawtucket

Providence, RI – A Pawtucket soldier killed overseas is scheduled to be laid to rest today. Massachusetts National Guard Spc. Dennis Poulin died March 31st at a hospital in Germany after his armored vehicle rolled over in Afghanistan. The 26-year-old graduated from Tolman High School in 2004, and is survived by a young son, his parents, and two sisters.

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Morning News Podcast
7:46 am
Thu April 14, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Providence, RI – Listen to the WRNI Morning News Podcast for Thursday, April 14, 2011.

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