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  • 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.

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Aug 14- Tencent Holdings, China's largest Internet company by revenue, is betting that one-upmanship between friends playing addictive mobile games will boost revenue from WeChat, a social messaging app used by over half of all Chinese smartphone users.

  • Pot tourism ready to light up in Colorado in 2014 Wednesday, 1 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    A man cleans jars that will hold recreational marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center in Denver on Monday.

    Pot-friendly guides, activities and tours in Colorado are expected to expand as recreational marijuana sales become legal as of Jan. 1.

  • UPDATE 1-Baby seat with iPad holder stirs controversy Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 1:46 PM ET

    BOSTON, Dec 11- An advocacy group called on toy maker Fisher-Price to stop selling a baby seat designed to hold an iPad at the front, saying the product encourages parents to leave infants alone to watch screens that could be harmful.

  • Baby seat with iPad holder stirs controversy Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 12:42 PM ET

    BOSTON, Dec 11- An advocacy group called on toy maker Fisher-Price to stop selling a baby seat designed to hold an iPad at the front, saying the product encourages parents to leave infants alone to watch screens that could be harmful.

  • *Japanese education services providers may see demand in China- fund manager. TOKYO, Dec 4- Investors in Japanese stocks are making long-term bets on companies that seem well-placed to benefit from China's plans to relax its one-child policy, with musical instrument makers, toy manufacturers and food companies among their favoured picks.

  • What keeps customers coming back to SoulCycle, and just how much is the fitness empire growing? SoulCycle co-founders Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice, discuss how they choose where to expand.

  • 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.

  • Oct 21- Hasbro Inc, whose popular brands include Monopoly, Nerf and My Little Pony, on Monday reported a higher-than-expected profit for the third quarter as strong overseas demand helped the second-largest U.S. toy company offset weakness at home.

  • Dogs take a break     Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    DogVacay connects dog owners to 10,000 prescreened and trained sitters. The company takes a 15 percent fee, reports CNBC's Julia Boorstin.

  • Next Big Thing: NeverWet     Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 2:54 PM ET

    NeverWet is a liquid repelling treatment currently only sold at Home Depot. CNBC's Amanda Drury speaks with Ed Voorhees, Rust-Oleum North America, and Ronald Rice, RPM International president and CEO, about how it works, and the demand for the product. The product will be available everywhere after August 15.

  • Boat Sales Post Double Digit Gains in 2012     Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 11:42 AM ET

    A rising tide lifts all boats and an expanding economy is lifting watercraft sales, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Massive Manhattan Art Fraud     Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 1:24 PM ET

    Some of the country's top art investors are furious, claiming they were duped out of millions. CNBC's Andrea Day reports on the Knoedler Gallery, which is facing serious questions.

  • Hyundai: We're Sorry About That Car Suicide Ad Thursday, 25 Apr 2013 | 3:46 PM ET
    GLENDALE, CA - JANUARY 05: Hyundai cars are on display in the showroom of the Hyundai dealership on January 5, 2011 in Glendale, California. Hyundai Motor Co. market share in the United States climbed just short of 5% in 2010. United States auto sales rose 11% in December. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

    Car maker Hyundai apologized Thursday for a U.K. advertisement that depicts a man trying to commit suicide in his garage but failing because of his zero-emission car.

  • Asia Is the New Big Market for E-Reader: CEO     Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 4:45 AM ET

    Mike Serbinis, CEO of Kobo, talks to CNBC about Kobo's new e-reader model, which is the first high-definition e-reader on the marke.

  • Carnival Posts Lower Cabin Revenue, Cuts 2013 Forecast Friday, 15 Mar 2013 | 10:15 AM ET
    Carnival Cruise Lines

    Carnival on Friday reported a quarterly profit but posted a drop in the revenue each cabin generates and lowered its revenue forecast for the year, citing weakness in Europe and pricing promotions.

  • 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.

  • Berenson Speaks About 'The Prince of Beers'     Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 6:50 AM ET

    The collapse of the family behind the mighty Anheuser-Busch brewing dynasty has remained a mystery. Alex Berenson, Former New York Times reporter, offers insight, on his Kindle single, "The Prince of Beers," which goes behind closed doors with the final heir August Busch IV.

  • Quadski: Coolest Product Ever?     Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 10:58 AM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman reports the top new toy for wealthy sportsman could be the "Quadski"; a quad bike that converts to a jet ski without stopping.

  • 10 Unusual Vodka Flavors Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012 | 3:01 PM ET
    Stir in one part candy store, one part alcohol and a splash of cocktail risk taking. For many vodka producers, this is a recipe for success as they seek to capture the American consumer and draw attention to their brand through creative new flavors. Flavored vodka accounts for approximately 27 percent of leading brand vodka volume and continues to grow in popularity as total vodka sales also increase, according to market research firm Technomic. In 2011, David Ozgo, senior vice president of econ

    With such whimsical flavors as cookie dough, smoked salmon, and whipped cream, today’s vodka aisle is getting adventurous as companies seek to draw consumers and generate attention for their brands.

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