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Parker Brothers

RI-Based Hasbro To Cut 10 Percent Of Its Workforce

Pawtucket, R.I.-based Hasbro plans to cut about 10 percent of its workforce and consolidate facilities to reduce expenses.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–01/26/2013

(File Photo by Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

Predictions For 2013

2012 is over. Time seems to slip through my fingers like sand.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–01/04/2013

(credit: Soe Than WIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Perspective

As we approach the end of a tumultuous calendar year, I’m thankful.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–12/31/2012

Medical Care, Hospital Bed

Local Medical Device Makers Fear Fallout From Fiscal Cliff

Medical device makers in Massachusetts and elsewhere are warning of potential job losses and other consequences as the industry’s hopes of avoiding a 2.3 percent excise tax fade amid the stalled fiscal cliff negotiations.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–12/29/2012

U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.

11/29/2012

Barack Obama (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.

11/29/2012

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: We Must Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.

11/26/2012

Walmart workers protest (Photo: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Americans Failed Walmart Workers

After all the hype regarding Walmart employees’ discontent with their employer and the threat of a strike on Black Friday, the long holiday weekend was saw banner sales and virtually no protest at Walmarts.

11/26/2012

Grover Norquist (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Grover Puts Himself Before Party And Country

Grover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.

11/21/2012

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Opinion: ‘I’m Not A Scientist, Man’ And The GOP’s War On Reason

If Republicans, as a political party, continue this hostility toward science then they do not understand the driving force that science and innovation play in our economy. It also is another proof point in the case that Democrats made about Republican math not adding up.

11/20/2012

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