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  • April 17- Mattel Inc, the world's largest toymaker, reported a net loss for the first quarter due to a fall in sales of its iconic Barbie dolls and Fisher-Price toys for preschoolers. Mattel said its sales in North America, which accounts for half of its total revenue, fell 2 percent.

  • Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1Q Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    EL SEGUNDO, California— Toy maker Mattel says weak sales of Barbie and markdowns to clear out excess inventory left over from a sluggish holiday season led to an unexpected first-quarter loss. In addition, Mattel Inc. has been struggling with weakness in core brands like Barbie, which had a 14 percent drop in sales, and Fisher-Price, down 6 percent.

  • Mattel posts loss as worldwide sales of Barbie fall Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 6:11 AM ET

    April 17- Mattel Inc, the world's largest toymaker, reported a net loss for the first quarter due to a fall in worldwide sales of its Barbie dolls and Fisher-Price toys. Mattel's sales in North America fell 2 percent in the quarter ended March 31. Mattel's worldwide sales fell 5 percent to $946.2 million.

  • AP Top Financial News At 7:31 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:28 PM ET

    GE 1 Q earnings fall, outlook strong PepsiCo 1 Q jumps on snack sales, cost cuts Weak Barbie sales weigh on Mattel 1 Q World stocks subdued, Nikkei flat on profit taking Ahead of the Bell: US Unemployment Benefits UnitedHealth's 1 Q profit tumbles 8 percent Morgan Stanley's income rose 18 percent Heavy winter storms weigh on DuPont during 1 Q Post Holdings to buy Michael Foods for $2.45 B Chinese auto brands limp into Beijing show

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 7:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 6:28 PM ET

    GE earnings lower because of NBC sale last year, outlook for economy positive PepsiCo quarterly profit beats expectations on stronger snack sales, cost cuts Mattel reports 1st quarter loss on weak sales of Barbie, weakness internationally World stock markets subdued ahead of holiday, Nikkei flat as investors lock in profits More Americans likely sought jobs less aide last week; claims remain at pre-recession levels Philip Morris Int'l 1 Q profit down 12 pct on lower cigarette sales, unfavorable exchange rates UnitedHealth's 1st- quarter profit tumbles 8 percent, insurer cites overhaul costs Morgan Stanley's earnings rose 18 percent, helped by M&A, trading DuPont just shy on first-quarter projections, citing extensive winter storms that culled sales Post Holdings to acquire Michael Foods for $2.45 billion to expand range of food products

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Monday Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 5:56 PM ET

    The stock market logged its longest losing streak since January, as the sell-off that began last week continued. Companies that sell goods and services that are not essential for shoppers led declines on Monday. CarMax slumped after the used car dealer posted earnings late Friday and Mattel dropped on concerns about the outlook for the toymaker's sales.

  • Alcoa and Pfizer are big market movers Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Pfizer Inc., down 96 cents to $31.20. BlackRock Inc., down $5.03 to $303.89.

  • Stocks slump, extending decline from last week Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 8:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK— For investors, a volatile stock market passed a worrisome milestone on Monday. CarMax slumped after the used car dealer reported lower net income, and Mattel dropped on concerns about demand for big-name toys. "The markets are struggling to choose a direction," said Joe Tanious, a global market strategist for JPMorgan Funds.

  • *Deal to expand Mattel's construction, arts and crafts toys. Feb 28- Mattel Inc, the world's No. 1 toymaker, offered to buy Canada's Mega Brands Inc for about $460 million to better compete with Denmark's Lego, the leader in the fast-growing market for building blocks.

  • *Citigroup lowers 2013 profit as a result of fraud. *Salesforce.com raises revenue outlook, shares up. NEW YORK, Feb 28- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street Friday, with the S&P 500 coming off a record close and after the U.S. government slashed its estimate for fourth-quarter economic growth.

  • *Salesforce.com raises revenue outlook, shares up. NEW YORK, Feb 28- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Friday, with investors reluctant to make big bets after the S&P 500 closed at a record and ahead of closely watched data on economic growth.

  • *Offers C $17.75 per Mega Brands share, premium of 36 pct. Feb 28- Mattel Inc, the world's No. 1 toymaker, said it agreed to buy Canada's Mega Brands Inc for about $460 million, including debt, to expand its construction and arts and crafts offerings.

  • Feb 28- Toy company Mattel Inc said it offered to buy Canada's Mega Brands Inc for about $460 million, including debt. Mattel will pay C $17.75 per Mega Brands share, representing a premium of 36 percent to the stock's close on Thursday. Mega Brands makes construction toys, games and puzzles and arts and crafts.

  • Poop and eight other trends from the Toy Fair Saturday, 22 Feb 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    The widespread and wacky toy trends that could influence what kids want this year.

  • Will one of these be the next hot holiday toy? Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 7:22 AM ET
    A life-size Uglydoll walks the floor of the annual Toy Fair.

    Toymakers are already looking ahead to find the next hot holiday toy. Could one of these 16 be a contender?

  • Feb 10- Hasbro Inc touted a series of toys based on the fourth "Transformers" sequel and other upcoming films, overshadowing concern about its weak North American holiday season and sending its shares up nearly 6 percent.

  • Hasbro misses estimates in holiday quarter Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 9:12 AM ET
    Monopoly games, made by Hasbro

    Hasbro reported lower-than-expected quarterly results on weak sales in North America during the holiday season.

  • Hasbro, the second-largest U.S. toy company, said its net earnings in the fourth quarter fell to $129.8 million, or 98 cents a share, from $130.3 million, or 99 cents a share, a year earlier. Excluding restructuring charges and other items, Hasbro earned $1.12 a share, missing the analysts' average estimate of $1.22, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • The X-factor in the market Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    Lately, a catalyst has been popping up in the market that’s somewhat unpredictable. And it's playing havoc with stocks.

  • Markets fear US chilled by more than weather Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    Weak U.S. manufacturing data sent stocks into a tailspin and signaled to some that the correction in stocks could be deeper than expected.

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