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Do you believe in the Tooth Fairy economic indicator? Maybe you will now: There was double-digit growth in the amount left under the pillow in 2012!
As toy industry professionals converged in New York City this week for Toy Fair 2013, innovation and how to capitalize on the growing digital space has been on many minds.
American companies aspire European region to boost its profit in 2013 after years of weakness.
Investors welcomed news that the U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs last month, sending the Dow above 14,000 for the first time since 2007.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
Take a look at some of Tuesday's midday movers:
Markets seem to be stuck in a range, but here are three stocks that saw unusual moves Thursday.
Barbie's latest makeover has both girls and their fathers in mind. It's a construction set that underscores a huge shift in the marketplace.
Does offering extra cash to shareholders improve a company's stock performance? Not necessarily.
Corporate gift giving has never been trickier. Despite this, the value of gifts given to clients is on the rise.
After an early frenzy of shoppers socking toys away for the holidays on layaway, the brief glimmer of hope for a turnaround in the beleaguered toy industry has vanished.
Compared to the same period a year ago, consumer discretionary and financial companies have taken the lead, showing EPS growth of 8 percent and 5 percent, respectively.
NEW YORK-- A surprisingly strong housing report helped push the stock market mostly higher Wednesday, while weak earnings reports from Intel and IBM weighed on the Dow Jones industrial average. Better results from Mattel, Goldman Sachs, and Johnson& Johnson shot the stock market higher Tuesday.
NEW YORK-- A surprisingly strong housing report helped push the stock market mostly higher Wednesday, even as weak earnings reports from Intel and IBM weighed on the Dow Jones industrial average.
Strong corporate earnings reports and hopes that Spain may be close to requesting a bailout to alleviate its debt crisis helped oil prices move higher above $92 a barrel on Wednesday. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for November delivery was up 24 cents at $92.33 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
BANGKOK-- A positive day for stock markets and hopes that Spain might be on the verge of requesting a bailout to fix its debt crisis kept oil prices steady Wednesday. Benchmark oil for November delivery was unchanged at $92.09 a barrel at late afternoon Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
BANGKOK-- A positive day for stock markets and hopes that Spain might be on the verge of requesting a bailout to fix its debt crisis helped push oil prices higher Wednesday. Benchmark oil for November delivery was up 16 cents to $92.25 a barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
NEW YORK-- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:. Murphy Oil Corp., up $4.74 at $63.74. Murphy Oil is spinning off its retail gasoline business into a separate company to focus on oil exploration and production.
The stock market is closing with its biggest gain in a month following strong earnings from Mattel, Johnson& Johnson and other big companies. Mattel jumped 5 percent after reporting that brisk sales of American Girl dolls and Fisher-Price toys sent the company's profit well above analysts' forecasts.
ANOTHER UP DAY: Stocks rose for the second day in a row, helped by stronger-than-expected earnings from companies including Mattel and Goldman Sachs. ECONOMIC NEWS: The government said September inflation was low, with most increases because of gasoline prices, which have come down since then.