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  • *Offers C $17.75 per Mega Brands share, premium of 36 pct. Feb 28- Mattel Inc, the world's No. 1 toymaker, said it agreed to buy Canada's Mega Brands Inc for about $460 million, including debt, to expand its construction and arts and crafts offerings.

  • Feb 28- Toy company Mattel Inc said it offered to buy Canada's Mega Brands Inc for about $460 million, including debt. Mattel will pay C $17.75 per Mega Brands share, representing a premium of 36 percent to the stock's close on Thursday. Mega Brands makes construction toys, games and puzzles and arts and crafts.

  • U.S. top court considers the 'patent troll' problem Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 4:51 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 26- A dispute between two fitness equipment makers landed at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, giving justices a chance to consider how to deal with so-called patent trolls, companies that acquire patents to sue for infringement or extract licensing fees.

  • Feb 10- Hasbro Inc touted a series of toys based on the fourth "Transformers" sequel and other upcoming films, overshadowing concern about its weak North American holiday season and sending its shares up nearly 6 percent.

  • Hasbro, the second-largest U.S. toy company, said its net earnings in the fourth quarter fell to $129.8 million, or 98 cents a share, from $130.3 million, or 99 cents a share, a year earlier. Excluding restructuring charges and other items, Hasbro earned $1.12 a share, missing the analysts' average estimate of $1.22, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • Hasbro disappoints in holiday quarter Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    Feb 10- Toymaker Hasbro Inc, known for brands such as Monopoly, Nerf and My Little Pony, reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on weak sales in North America during the holiday season.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 10- It was while hunting for monsters in a virtual cave that Bend Henmoko Madio met his community and realised why companies are adapting online video games to suit the different languages, tastes and mobile devices in Southeast Asia.

  • *Amazon.com shares tumble after earnings disappoint. *Wal-Mart cuts outlook due to store closings. NEW YORK, Jan 31- U.S. stocks fell on Friday, with the S&P 500 on track for its first monthly loss since August as disappointing corporate earnings from big companies like Amazon.com and concerns about the euro zone and emerging markets kept investors on edge.

  • *Wal-Mart cuts outlook; shares off in premarket trade. NEW YORK, Jan 31- U.S. stocks retreated on Friday, on course for their first monthly decline since August, in the wake of weak earnings reports by companies like Amazon and Walmart and concerns about declining currencies in emerging markets.

  • *Mattel shares plunge after fourth-quarter results. *Wal-Mart cuts outlook; shares off in premarket trade. NEW YORK, Jan 31- Wall Street was poised to tumble at the open on Friday and was set for its first monthly decline since August, hurt by weaker-than-expected inflation data in the euro zone and ongoing concerns about turbulence in emerging markets.

  • 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.

  • Discussing the altruism among American small breweries, and whether there is a correlation between calories and alcohol content, with Dogfish Head founder & president Sam Calagione.

  • Dogfish Head saw 17% growth in 2013     Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 6:45 AM ET

    Discussing IPA, or India Pale Ale growth in America, and why consumers are becoming more excited about beer, with Dogfish Head founder & president Sam Calagione.

  • *Nintendo warned of third year of operating losses after poor Wii U sales. TOKYO, Jan 29- Nintendo Co Ltd, facing a third year of losses, is getting lots of unsolicited advice on how to squeeze more out of its Mario franchise and revive its fortunes after admitting that its Wii U game console has been a flop.

  • TOKYO, Jan 28- Nintendo Co Ltd, facing a third year of losses, is getting lots of unsolicited advice on how to squeeze more out of its Mario franchise and revive its fortunes after admitting that its Wii U game console has been a flop.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 21- Easton-Bell Sports Inc, a California- based maker of sports equipment and clothing, said on Tuesday that hackers stole information on about 6,000 customers who shopped on its website in December, making it the latest victim of a cyber attack.

  • Easton-Bell becomes latest victim of data breach Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 1:38 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 21- Easton-Bell Sports Inc, a California- based maker of sports equipment and clothing, said on Tuesday that hackers stole information from about 6,000 customers who shopped on its website in December, making it the latest victim of a cyber attack over the holiday season.

  • UPDATE 3-Apollo Global to swallow Chuck E Cheese Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    Jan 16- Apollo Global Management LLC said it will buy CEC Entertainment Inc, the parent of Chuck E Cheese restaurant chain, for about $948 million, adding to a portfolio that includes companies ranging from cruise ship operators to casinos.

  • Jan 16- Apollo Global Management LLC will buy CEC Entertainment Inc, the parent of Chuck E Cheese restaurant chain, for about $948 million, adding to a portfolio that includes companies ranging from cruise ship operators to casinos.

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