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July 21- Hasbro Inc, the second-largest U.S. toymaker, reported lower-than-expected quarterly revenue as sales of its games and preschool products fell for the second straight quarter.
July 21- Hasbro Inc, the second-largest U.S. toymaker, reported an 8 percent increase in quarterly revenue on a jump in international sales and strong demand for its action toys based on "Transformers" movies and Marvel Comics' characters.
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July 17- Mattel Inc, the world's largest toymaker, reported its third straight fall in quarterly revenue as sales for the iconic Barbie doll declined the most since mid-2009. Analysts estimate the doll contributes more than $1 billion to the company's annual sales, or about 15 percent of total sales in 2013. Mattel does not break out Barbie sales separately.
*Morgan Stanley climbs in premarket after earnings. NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open on Thursday, in the wake of fresh U.S. and European Union sanctions on Russia and weaker-than-expected housing data.
U.S. stock index futures traded lower on Thursday, after the announcement of fresh sanctions against Russia hurt global markets.
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*Morgan Stanley climbs in premarket after earnings. NEW YORK, July 17- U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday, in the wake of new U.S. and European Union sanctions on Russia and ahead of data on the labor and housing markets.
July 17- Mattel Inc, the world's largest toymaker, reported its third straight fall in quarterly sales as the decline in demand for Barbie dolls and Fisher Price preschool toys accelerated.
July 17- Mattel Inc, the world's largest toymaker, reported a 9 percent fall in quarterly sales as demand for its Barbie dolls and preschool toys continued to fall. Mattel's net income fell to $28.3 million, or 8 cents per share, in the quarter from $73.3 million, or 21 cents per share, a year earlier. Sales fell to $1.06 billion from $1.17 billion.
July 15- Hewlett-Packard Co interim Chairman and activist investor Ralph Whitworth will step down on Wednesday to focus on his health, the latest top-level departure from the computer maker as it struggles to return to consistent growth.