A look at the most notable trends from this week’s 109th American International Toy Fair in New York: from monsters to app games, from musical toys to ninjas.
Toymakers are looking to new products to excite shoppers and get them to buy, and that’s what Toy Fair is all about. Check out some of the coolest toys from Toy Fair 2012.
Joel Rosenzweig was looking for something that would keep 140 kids entertained at his son’s bar mitzvah. The entrepreneur had been working on a idea — an LED light-up toy that special light effects — and decided to take advantage of this ready-made focus group.
Take a look at some of Friday morning's early movers:
Stocks came off their worst levels but still closed lower Monday as investors took a breather following the recent market rally and amid ongoing debt negotiations in Greece over a fresh austerity package.
Stock index futures dipped Monday, tracking losses in Europe amid concerns over whether Greece can avoid a messy default.
Take a look at some of Monday morning's early movers:
Goldman Sachs' latest "Conviction List" for the Americas, a roster of "buy"-rated U.S. stocks, highlights 11 consumer companies. TheStreet.com details the profiles, market cap, potential upside and 2011 return of these companies.
In the wake of this year's Black Friday shopping frenzy, many were asking how retailers were going to do to maintain the momentum throughout the holiday shopping season. We now have the answer: Let's make it Black Friday everyday!
We’ve scanned the hot holiday toy lists from retailers, trade publications and blogs, and did a little digging ourselves to bring you a collection of toys that is sure to please.
Investors worry that if earnings can’t break the vicious cycle of stocks moving in same direction, stock pickers may be forced to join the protesters down on Wall Street.
Last week, retailers took a crack at picking the hot toys for the upcoming Christmas holiday season, and this week, it’s the publications that write and review toys that are taking a crack at it. But ultimately, the only lists that matter are the ones children write with their wishes.
It's that most wonderful time of the year for toy makers. Parents will soon be stuffing the closets full of toys to give as holiday gifts. But before we get there, parents will need to know what to buy. So here comes the parade of hot holiday toy lists.
Toys 'R Us is ratcheting up the number of exclusive products it will sell this holiday season. The expanded effort, which may have been foretold by the company's hiring of Neil Friedman, a long-time Mattel executive earlier this year, will be supported by direct-mail efforts (which will begin this weekend), social marketing, and television advertising.
Companies that have dominated the toy market have sometimes rolled out products that may have seemed like a joke to potential buyers. Here are a few examples.
As many companies are releasing their second-quarter earnings reports, one investment firm has released its list of top stock picks for the third quarter. David Kestenbaum, Morgan Joseph TriArtisan's head of equity research, detailed his top picks in an interview with CNBC on Friday.
Bank shares tumbled Monday, hit by a ratings downgrade in the sector and growing concerns that the U.S. and Europe are not doing enough to address their escalating debt problems.
You still can't use people's names in Scrabble — but according to the latest update of one major Scrabble dictionary, words like "Grrl" and "Innit" are just fine.
Some companies spring from a single idea or a single innovation, while others take a detour. Some of the biggest brands and biggest companies today were created from a detour.
Hasbro's earnings announcement certainly didn't wind up investors Thursday — the toymaker missed expectations and reported net income fell 71 percent.