BOSTON— A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the "Catapencil"— a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end— are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts- based consumer watchdog group. It's about the hazards, " James Swartz, the group's director, said at a news conference at the...» Read More
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., up $3.74 to $82.94. J.C. Penney Co., down 66 cents to $7.10.
NEW YORK— Shares of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. are soaring in Thursday premarket trading following a media report that toy company Hasbro is in discussions to buy the studio. The New York Times, citing anonymous sources briefed on the talks, reported that Hasbro is in "advanced talks" with DreamWorks about a potential deal that would include a combination of...
A Japanese whisky has been named the "best in the world", upstaging traditionally favored Scottish brands, according to a new ranking.
Oct 16- Mattel Inc's revenue fell for the fourth straight quarter as demand for its billion-dollar brands, Barbie and Fisher-Price, slipped further, mounting pressure on the toymaker to reinvent itself. Mattel, which was deposed by Denmark's privately held Lego Group as the world's largest toymaker by sales earlier this year, also reported a 21.5 percent drop...
Royal Caribbean is introducing a robot bartender, but the experience just isn't the same, says Issac from 'The Love Boat.' NBC News reports.
Terroir Capital founder Charles Banks is the man behind one of Napa Valley's most sought after cult wines known as "Screaming Eagle." The FMHR traders try Fable Mountain Vineyards' Syrah.
The Quebec- based company said strong demand for products such as the Sea-Doo Spark watercraft, Can-Am Spyder motorcycles and side-by-side off-roaders drove up seasonal product sales by 85 percent to C $259.8 million in the quarter ended July 31.
Miniclip is hoping to fetch up to $400 million and could draw interest from "Candy Crush Saga" maker King Digital Entertainment, said the sources who declined to be named because the matter is confidential. It founders had previously been in talks to sell to Walt Disney Co. and "Farmville" creator Zynga, but no deal was struck, the sources added.
TOKYO, Aug 4- If Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder and CEO of SoftBank Corp needs a fresh strategy to fend off a surprise French counterbid for a prized U.S. telecoms target, he could do worse than ask budding entrepreneurs at the SoftBank Academia.
CNBC's Jane Wells spends a day in the life of a Malibuian as she walks rescue dogs, eats local and does Taichi on a Pacific cliff.
July 17- Mattel Inc, the world's largest toymaker, reported its third straight fall in quarterly revenue as sales for the iconic Barbie doll declined the most since mid-2009. Analysts estimate the doll contributes more than $1 billion to the company's annual sales, or about 15 percent of total sales in 2013. Mattel does not break out Barbie sales separately.
July 17- Mattel Inc, the world's largest toymaker, reported its third straight fall in quarterly sales as the decline in demand for Barbie dolls and Fisher Price preschool toys accelerated.
The recession took the boating industry from 400,000 new yearly registrations to less than 200,000. Now it is floating again.
Philips Electronics said on Friday it had won a patent infringement cases against Nintendo in the United Kingdom.
AMSTERDAM, June 20- Philips Electronics NV said on Friday it had won a patent infringement cases against Nintendo in the United Kingdom, the first of four lawsuits filed against the Japanese gaming company. Philips spokesman Bjorn Teuwsen said the patent related to motion and gesture tracking systems used in the Wii game console.
Wonder which state has the lowest crime rate, ranks high in environmental quality, parks and recreation and access to health care? Read on.
WASHINGTON, June 2- The U.S. Supreme Court threw out two patent decisions on Monday, one related to heart rate monitors and the other on management of web images, rulings that could make it harder for patent trolls to win infringement cases.
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.
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.
Pot-friendly guides, activities and tours in Colorado are expected to expand as recreational marijuana sales become legal as of Jan. 1.