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  • WARSAW, Poland— The Polish government has demanded that toy producer Mattel recalls a party game and corrects a card that refers to "Nazi Poland," officials said Friday. Poles find such language offensive because Poland was never allied with Germany and was in fact subjected to a brutal occupation by Nazi Germany throughout World War II. In recent days Polish...

  • April 20- Hasbro Inc reported a surprise rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong sales of boys' toys such as those based on characters in Transformers movies and Marvel Comics, sending its shares up about 8 percent in early trading. Hasbro, which holds licenses for Marvel characters such as Spider-Man and Iron Man, reported a 10 percent rise in sales of boys' toys,...

  • Hasbro's revenue rose 5 percent to $713.5 million in the first quarter ended March 29 from $679.5 million a year earlier, helped by a 10 percent rise in revenue from boys toys, the company's biggest business. Hasbro owns the "Transformers" brand and holds toy licenses for Marvel Comics characters such as Spider-Man and Iron Man. Sequels to "Star Wars" and "The...

  • NEW YORK— Hasbro turned in very strong quarter led by Transformers sales and other toys for boys. Hasbro reported a 17 percent drop in profit to $26.7 million, or 21 cents per share, compared with $32.1 million, or 24 cents a share, a year earlier. Operating profit actually increased 25 percent and analysts were expecting per-share profits of only 9 cents, according...

  • American Express and Mattel are big market movers Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 4:34 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. American Express Co., down $3.59 to $77.32. Honeywell International Inc., down $2.22 to $101.70.

  • Barbie shows signs of life as Mattel plots comeback Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 4:18 PM ET

    Mattel, the toy company behind the plastic dolls, said there were some signs of improving demand for Barbie ahead of its planned makeover of the brand, including Barbie dolls with different skin tones, eye colors and nose shapes to better relate to multicultural girls and their mothers. Mattel said late Thursday that more people were buying Barbie dolls in U.S....

  • Nasdaq stocks posting largest percentage increases Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    TrovaGene Inc. rose 20.1 percent to $8.53. XBiotech Inc. rose 15.3 percent to $26.18. Cherokee Inc. rose 11.6 percent to $22.67.

  • Most active Nasdaq-traded stocks Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 1:17 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. fell 10.3 percent to $2.58 with 51,729,600 shares traded. Apple Inc. fell 1.1 percent to $124.75 with 49,231,700 shares traded. Athersys Inc. fell 35.8 percent to $1.40 with 24,482,200 shares traded.

  • Greek 'day of reckoning' shakes stock markets Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Fear that Greece could default on its debt and abandon the euro rattled global financial markets Friday. News that negotiations between Greece and its international lenders are making little progress sent European stock markets down sharply, and the selling spread across the Atlantic. "The day of reckoning" for Greece is fast approaching, said Uri...

  • Early movers: GE, HON, GS, AXP, MAT, VZ & more Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 7:49 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • After-hours buzz: AmEx, Schlumberger, AMD & more Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 5:29 PM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Thursday: AmEx, Schlumberger, AMD & more.

  • April 16- Mattel Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly net sales as the toymaker's new chief executive focuses on turning around its business in the face of flagging sales of Barbie dolls. Mattel's shares rose 7.6 percent to $27.20 in aftermarket trading on Thursday. Net loss attributable to Mattel widened to $58.2 million, or 17 cents per share, in the...

  • *Netflix and Philip Morris rally after results. *Etsy, Virtu shares surge in IPOs. Weighing on the S&P 500 were Apple and General Electric, which is expected to report its first-quarter results on Friday before the start of trading.

  • EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— Mattel Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $58.2 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 9 cents per share. A year ago Mattel posted a loss of $11.2 million, or 3 cents per share, on revenue of $946.2 million.

  • Mattel sales fall for sixth straight quarter Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    April 16- Mattel Inc reported its sixth straight fall in quarterly worldwide sales as it focuses on turning around its business and launching toys to make up for plunging demand for its Barbie dolls. The toymaker's net sales fell about 2.5 percent to $922.7 million in the three months ended March 31, the first quarter under new chief executive, Christopher...

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed mildly lower as stocks struggled to hold gains from higher oil prices, amid investor focus on earnings.

  • Wall Street eyes more financials, housing data Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Traders work at the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures indicated a lower open, as financial earnings continue to dominate news flow and economic data continued to indicate tepid growth.

  • Fueled by rising oil, stocks could take back highs Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 6:11 AM ET
    An oil worker in Mentone, Texas.

    The stock market is in striking distance of its all-time high and could get there in the next few sessions, despite fears about earnings.

  • Fueled by rising oil, stocks could take back highs Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:39 PM ET
    An oil worker in Mentone, Texas.

    The stock market is in striking distance of its all-time high and could get there in the next few sessions, despite fears about earnings.

  • This is the next thing that could rock stocks Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Earnings season may not give investors that warm and fuzzy feeling this quarter.