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  • Jan 31- No. 1 toy company Mattel Inc missed Wall Street's profit and sales estimates for the fourth quarter on weak demand in the United States during the all-important holiday selling season. For Mattel, gross sales fell 10 percent in North America.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 31- Mattel Inc missed Wall Street's profit estimates for the fourth quarter on weak demand in the United States during the all-important holiday selling season. The world's largest toy company said on Friday that its net income was $369.2 million, or $1.07 a share, compared with $306.5 million, or 87 cents a share, a year earlier.

  • In Nigeria, Queens of Africa steal a march on Barbie Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    *Africa not a major focus for world No.1 toymaker Mattel. *Economists predict consumer boom for Nigeria. LAGOS, Jan 15- With a booming economy in Nigeria and more black children than anywhere else in the world, Taofick Okoya was dismayed some years ago when he couldn't find a black doll for his niece.

  • 500. com, the only Chinese lottery firm so far listed in the United States, is among a handful of listed companies that stand to benefit as China whittles down thousands of private lottery operators to a handful of licensed and regulated firms serving more than 400 million punters, say industry experts.

  • TOKYO, Dec 4- For Japan's electronics firms, the kitchen is the final frontier. Companies from Panasonic Corp to Toshiba Corp are diverting engineers and money away from their TV operations and into developing' smart appliances' after losing out in the living room to cheaper Asian rivals.

  • Nov 7- LeapFrog Enterprises Inc lost its bounce this week after the maker of electronic tablets for young children warned of weak holiday sales, but toy industry experts say the company has turned Grinch on investors too soon.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 29- A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose in September as Americans likely snapped up Apple's new iPhone and bought leisure goods, but falling car sales pointed to sluggish economic growth.

  • Vail Resorts' epic pass to ski season     Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    Rob Katz, Vail Resorts chairman & CEO, talks about this winter's upcoming ski trends and how his company is transforming the industry.

  • What a $380,000 RV Looks Like     Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 2:59 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the red hot RV market. Dealers are seeing pent up demand driving sales.

  • Nintendo to Post Unexpected Loss as Wii Successor Falters Wednesday, 30 Jan 2013 | 6:15 PM ET

    Nintendo, the world's leading gaming company by machines sold, said it will post an operating loss for a second straight year as the sales of its Wii U, successor to the 100-million selling Wii, faltered.

  • Piano Maker Steinway Takes Down 'For Sale' Sign Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 4:02 AM ET

    Steinway Musical Instruments, the famous manufacturer of pianos, saxophones and trumpets, said on Wednesday it had decided not to sell itself following a 17-month-long exploration of strategic alternatives.

  • Rees Jones, Rees Jones Inc. president, discusses designing environmentally friendly courses, and the booming business of golf, especially in China.

  • The Best Bets on Football Foods: Pros Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 1:36 PM ET
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    As the National Football League kicks off its season, America’s love of all things football could have a halo effect on the stocks of certain grocers and beverage makers, analysts told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Top Cities for Job Growth Friday, 13 Apr 2012 | 11:05 AM ET
    The unemployment rate was lower in February than at the same time last year in 344 of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 372 metropolitan statistical areas, according to an  In other words, the vast majority of U.S. cities jobs continued to add jobs.Using the BLS data, CNBC.com ranked the ten U.S. metropolitan areas that showed the greatest job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Catherine Varner, economist for BLS Current Employment Statistics State and Area Division, offered her

    CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.

  • Extreme Sports Costs Wednesday, 16 Nov 2011 | 9:23 AM ET
    When it comes to separating the rational from the reckless, few activities draw a line in the sand quite like extreme sports. Do you think you’re an extreme sports practitioner just because you grunt loudly when you hit a tennis ball? Well, try jumping off a 1,000-foot-tall cell phone tower with only seconds to deploy your parachute, or leaping from an airplane for a little wingsuit flying. Your attitude is likely to change.For those who participate in these sports, laughing in the face of death

    People participating in extreme sports can spend anywhere from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands. What are the costs associated with extreme sports?

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