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  • Why it's fun to be in the toy business again Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 2:37 PM ET

    After several challenging years, it's fun to be in the toy business again.

  • Facebook vs Apple: A virtual reality contest? Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 10:48 AM ET
    An attendee wears a 3-D Oculus headset at the 2014 E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo.

    Facebook is developing virtual reality apps, pitting the social networking giant against Apple and other hardware competitors.

  • Tale of 2 toymakers: Mattel vs. Hasbro  Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 3:37 PM ET

    Hasbro is up double digits year-to-date while Mattel is down double digits, reports CNBC's Morgan Brennan. David Nelson, Belpointe Asset Management, says Hasbro is the better name. Insight, with Jack Mohr, TheStreet.com director of research.

  • Kids on what's hot—and what's not—at Toy Fair Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 1:32 PM ET
    CNBC mini analysts Noa Suied, 7, and Vincent Scolaro, 6, test and review new toys at the K’NEX booth at Toy Fair on Monday, February 16, 2015.

    CNBC hit the New York Toy Fair with two pint-sized analysts in tow, to find some of the hottest toys that kids will really want to play with.

  • CARACAS, Feb 11- Venezuela's dollar-denominated bonds tumbled across the board on Wednesday after the government announced a new foreign exchange platform that was widely seen as insufficient to resolve the country's economic crisis. "The persistence of large distortions in the FX market will make it more difficult for the government to make necessary...

  • Cramer Remix: You need to see this Apple news Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 7:11 PM ET
    Jim Cramer on the set of Mad Money

    Apple made news after the close and “Mad Money’s” Jim Cramer is clueing you in.

  • Cramer: The toy maker that makes you money, too! Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 6:39 PM ET
    Hasbro Star Wars toy

    Jim Cramer takes a look at Hasbro versus Mattel and finds that this stock is reaching new highs and can play the game even further.

  • Feb 9- Sequels to "Star Wars", "The Avengers" and "Jurassic Park" movies are expected to boost Hasbro Inc's sales this year, helping the toymaker further narrow the gap with Mattel Inc, its bigger but struggling rival. Hasbro's revenue increased 4.8 percent in 2014, while Mattel's fell 7 percent, narrowing the annual sales gap between the two biggest U.S. toymakers to...

  • Feb 9- Hasbro Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly adjusted profit, helped by demand for its toys for boys based on Transformers movies and characters from Marvel comics in the holiday shopping season. Sales of toys for boys, Hasbro's largest business, rose about 21 percent in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 28. Hasbro's results were comparatively...

  • Feb 9- Hasbro Inc reported lower-than-expected holiday quarter revenue, hurt by a strong dollar and a decline in sales in its games and girls toys businesses. If not for the stronger dollar, revenue would have increased 7 percent, Hasbro said. Sales of toys for boys, Hasbro's largest business, rose about 21 percent to $421.9 million in the quarter ended Dec. 28, helped...

  • Feb 9- Hasbro Inc reported lower-than-expected holiday quarter revenue, hurt by a strong dollar and a decline in sales in its games and girls toys businesses. If not for the stronger dollar, revenue would have increased 7 percent, Hasbro said. Hasbro's results were comparatively stronger than those of larger rival Mattel Inc, which last month posted its fifth...

  • Hasbro CEO will double up on duties as chairman Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 6:03 PM ET
    Brian Goldner, CEO of Hasbro Inc.

    Hasbro announced on Thursday that current president and CEO, Brian Goldner, has been appointed chairman of the board by its board of directors.

  • Midday movers: Shake Shake, Apple, MasterCard & more Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 12:52 PM ET

    Some of Friday's midday movers:

  • 6 companies flash an ugly streak Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 12:35 PM ET
    The Mattel sign is pictured at the Nuremberg International Toy Fair, Jan. 29, 2014, in Nuremberg, Germany.

    There are six companies in the S&P 500, that have missed adjusted earnings expectations at least the past four straight quarters.

  • 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.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 30- U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Friday, setting major indexes up for a second month of declines, pressured by the energy sector, with Chevron shares down 1 percent after reporting a 30 percent drop in quarterly earnings. The headline number was "well below consensus expectations and that is definitely one of the data points that many bulls were...

  • 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...

  • US stock-index futures ease sharp losses after GDP Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open on Friday, ahead of the first estimate of how much the U.S. economy grew in the final quarter.