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  • Jan 30- Mattel Inc needs to move with a "sense of urgency" to create toys that connect with young customers, its interim CEO said, as dolls based on Disney's blockbuster film "Frozen" stole the show from its Barbie dolls in the holiday quarter. Christopher Sinclair, who took Mattel's reins after it removed Bryan Stockton as CEO on Monday, said the company's brand...

  • Jan 26- Mattel Inc removed Chief Executive Bryan Stockton after another disappointing holiday shopping season for the maker of the aging Barbie doll. On Monday, Mattel cited a strong dollar as a major factor behind a decline in revenue in the fourth quarter. Mattel's shares fell as much as 11 percent to a three-year low before recovering to trade down about 4...

  • Mattel to move with 'urgency' as sales fall again Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 11:20 AM ET
    The Mattel logo is pictured at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair

    The maker of Barbie dolls posted its fifth straight fall in worldwide quarterly sales.

  • Jan 30- Mattel Inc will evaluate its business and move with a "heightened sense of urgency," interim CEO Christopher Sinclair said, as the maker of Barbie dolls posted its fifth straight fall in worldwide quarterly sales. Mattel appointed Sinclair, a former PepsiCo executive, its chairman and interim CEO on Monday, removing Brian Stockton after worldwide sales...

  • Jan 22- DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc will cut about 500 jobs, more than a fifth of its workforce, and produce one fewer movie a year as part of a major restructuring after a string of box-office misses. Most of this charge will be incurred in the quarter ended Dec. 31 and the remainder by 2016. DreamWorks, which had about 2,200 employees as of Dec. 31, 2013, expects to...

  • Parents furious over Play-Doh's retail blunder Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    A box of Hasbro's Play-Doh is shown at a Target store in Rosemont, Ill.

    Click through to see some of retail's biggest gaffes over the years.

  • Reuters reported in September that the world's No. 2 toymaker Hasbro Inc, along with household product maker Procter& Gamble Co, were at the heart of the tax probe. Officials at Hasbro and Procter& Gamble declined to comment. Mexico said in January it had launched an investigation of 270 companies for allegedly exploiting tax loopholes that have leaked income out...

  • Molina did not name the company, but Reuters reported in September that the world's No. 2 toymaker Hasbro, along with household product maker Procter& Gamble, were at the heart of the tax probe. Officials at Hasbro and Procter& Gamble also had no immediate comment. Mexico said in January it had launched an investigation of 270 companies for allegedly exploiting tax...

  • A rust belt city rehab plan designed in medicine Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:54 PM ET
    SmartShape Design industrial designers at work.

    The loss of manufacturing has crushed rust belt cities like Cleveland, but a medical renaissance has helped city businesses to rebound.

  • CUT! DreamWorks' script needs rewrite, say investors Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 11:01 AM ET
    Shrek and Jeffrey Katzenberg attend a DreamWorks event

    After going public 10 years ago, DreamWorks Animation has become one of the biggest disappointments on Wall Street.

  • From Kickstarter to 6,000 stores in 2 years ... Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 12:21 PM ET
    GoldieBlox

    Debbie Sterling's story-based GoldieBlox construction sets and action figures are being sold in 6,000 stores worldwide, two years after taking Kickstarter by storm.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 26- LeapFrog Enterprises Inc, the maker of educational electronics for kids whose missed sales estimates have pushed its shares down 30 percent this year, is attracting some big-name value fund managers who are betting the company will either rebound during the holiday season or be bought by a rival. If the company's newest product, a video game...

  • Midday movers: Allergan, CarMax, CBS & more Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    Some of Monday's midday movers:

  • *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..

  • *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.

  • Early Movers: BHI, HAL, TSN, AGN, GM, MAR & more Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

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

  • 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...

  • DreamWorks-Hasbro talks fade  Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:22 AM ET

    Rich Greenfield, BTIG media & tech analyst, shares his thoughts on why a deal between DreamWorks and Hasbro may no longer be in the works.

  • Toy sector story  Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    Hasbro is in talks to buy DreamWorks Animation in cash and stock, reports CNBC's Morgan Brennan.