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  • Hasbro helps kids with disabilities learn to play Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Toymakers at Hasbro don't want Mr. Hasbro Inc. has partnered with The Autism Project, a group of parents and professionals that help people with autism to create instructional videos and tools to help children with developmental disabilities learn how to play with their toys. Parents and caregivers can access the tools for eight of Hasbro's...

  • Halliburton and Allergan are big market movers Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Halliburton Co., down $5.85 to $49.23. The Botox maker is being bought by Actavis for $66 billion, which tops a bid made by Valeant Pharmaceuticals last spring.

  • S&P 500 index ekes out a record; DreamWorks sinks Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    In Japan, the Nikkei index sank 3 percent following news that the country unexpectedly slid into recession. The price of oil fell 18 cents to $75.31 a barrel in New York. DreamWorks Animation plunged 14 percent following a report that talks with Hasbro about a deal had ended.

  • *Baker Hughes rallies, Halliburton tumbles after deal. The M&A news partly offset the declines as Allergan agreed to be bought by Actavis while Halliburton said it would buy Baker Hughes. Allergan and Baker Hughes were the top point gainers on the S&P 500..

  • US stocks edge lower following drop in Japan Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    U.S. stocks are mostly lower in midday trading following a sharp drop in Japan overnight. In Japan, the benchmark Nikkei stock index sank 3 percent following news that the country unexpectedly slid into recession. Oil fell 56 cents to $75.26 a barrel in New York.

  • *Baker Hughes rallies on Halliburton deal; crude futures fall. *DreamWorks shares slide as Hasbro talks stall. Merger and acquisition news offset the declines as Halliburton said it would buy Baker Hughes and Allergan agreed to be bought by Actavis.

  • *Baker Hughes rallies on Halliburton deal; crude futures fall. *DreamWorks shares slide as Hasbro talks stall. Merger and acquisition news partly offset the declines as Halliburton said it would buy Baker Hughes and Allergan is close to a buyout by Actavis.

  • US STOCKS-Futures slip as Japan dips into recession Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    *Merger and acquisition news partly offset the declines as Halliburton said it would buy Baker Hughes and Allergan is close to a buyout deal by Actavis. *Baker Hughes rose 16.4 percent on news Halliburton would acquire it in a cash and stock transaction of about $34.6 billion. *Allergan added 4.5 percent as the Actavis buyout values the company as high as $65.5...

  • Japan stocks rise on hopes for new stimulus Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 1:58 AM ET

    The latest milestone for the S&P 500 came on a day when the major U.S. stock indexes mostly hovered between small gains and losses as investors weighed the implications of an economic slowdown in Japan that worsened in the third quarter into a recession. "Japan definitely started us on a bit of a negative tone with the economy back into recession," said Chris...

  • Report: DreamWorks, Hasbro talks fade Saturday, 15 Nov 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A media report says that talks between Hasbro and DreamWorks Animation have faded and the toy company is unlikely to buy the animation studio known for movies such as "Shrek" and " Kung Fu Panda." Representatives for Hasbro and DreamWorks did not immediately respond to requests for comment Saturday afternoon. Hasbro had said earlier this week when the...

  • Wal-Mart and Viacom are big market movers Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    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, Nov 13- Energy shares fell their most in a month Thursday as crude prices slid, dragging on Wall Street despite gains in Wal-Mart and other consumer stocks. The Dow and S&P 500 earlier hit intraday highs, with Wal-Mart and Apple at all-time records. Wal-Mart rose 4.2 percent to $82.50 after posting a 2.9 percent increase in third-quarter revenue.

  • Fun & games deal     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    DreamWorks Animation and Hasbro are reportedly in talks to cash in on their brands across platforms. CNBC's Julia Boorstin provides insight to Hasbro's movies, and why it would want to buy DreamWorks Animation.

  • Toy brands & the future of content     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports why DreamWorks Animation and Hasbro would want to merge; and Morgan Brennan reports what the deal could mean for Hasbro and toy stocks.

  • Hasbro & DreamWorks nightmare?     Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:42 PM ET

    Both DreamWorks Animation and Hasbro are on the move on reports saying Hasbro is talks to buy the company. The FMHR traders discuss whether this partnership makes sense.

  • *Berkshire Hathaway to buy Duracell from Procter& Gamble. NEW YORK, Nov 13- U.S. stocks advanced modestly on Thursday to send the Dow and S&P to new record intraday highs following earnings from Wal-Mart and data on the labor market. Wal-Mart shares climbed 3.4 percent to $81.92 as one of the biggest boosts to both the Dow and S&P 500 after the retail giant posted a 2.9...

  • Disney must bless Hasbro, DreamWorks deal: Analyst Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 10:16 AM ET
    Film producer and CEO of DreamWorks Animation SKG Jeffrey Katzenberg poses with the character Shrek for photographers during a media event before the evening's premier of "Shrek the Third," June 7, 2007, in Paris.

    Hasbro's relationship with Disney could complicate the toymaker's potential purchase of DreamWorks Animation, said Piper Jaffray analyst Steph Wissink.

  • *Berkshire Hathaway to buy Duracell from Procter& Gamble. NEW YORK, Nov 13- U.S. stocks inched higher shortly after the open on Thursday, as the Dow and S&P touched new record intraday highs following earnings from Wal-Mart and data on the labor market. Wal-Mart shares advanced 2.8 percent to $81.42 as one of the biggest boosts to both the Dow and S&P 500 after the...

  • *Wal-Mart climbs in premarket after results. *Berkshire Hathaway to buy Duracell from Procter& Gamble. NEW YORK, Nov 13- U.S. stocks were poised to open little changed on Thursday, as the Dow and S&P hovered near record highs following earnings from Wal-Mart and data on the labor market.

  • Early Movers: WMT, KSS, PG, DWA, HAS & more Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    A trader works the floor of the NYSE.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.