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  • 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...

  • Instead of research reports, news and data coming from different touch points- email, the web, or proprietary systems like those offered by Thomson Reuters Corp and Bloomberg LP- they would instead flow into one central hub. It would be funded from the $66 million Symphony received in capital from a group of Wall Street banks led by Goldman Sachs Group Inc in...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- Anielle Troyan, a call center worker in New York, shops at discount retailers such as Family Dollar for items like soap and detergent as well as groceries like Kraft macaroni and cheese and small-sized condiments. Customers like Troyan are one reason why Kraft Foods Group Inc reversed course after considering stopping the sale of single-serve...

  • An SEC official said he expected more enforcement activity in the future. In Wednesday's settlement, the SEC said S&P agreed to pay $58 million to settle three matters with the agency plus $19 million to settle parallel cases with the attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts. Unlike the Justice Department case, the charges brought by the SEC involve...

  • Jan 9- Argos Therapeutics Inc said its experimental immunotherapy was unsuccessful in treating HIV-infected patients, raising doubts about its technology platform and sending its stock plunging as much as 31 percent on Friday. Piper Jaffray analyst Charles Duncan also saw some encouraging signs in the trial, which was fully funded by the National...

  • This data represents a "quantum leap" in the management of this disorder by shifting from "life-long symptom management to once-and-done cures," Roth Capital Partner's Debjit Chattopadhyay said, raising his price target on the stock to $90 from $50. LentiGlobin's results read-through favorably to the sickle-cell indication, Piper Jaffray analysts said,...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 26- LeapFrog Enterprises Inc, the maker of educational electronics for kids whose missed sales estimates have pushed its shares down 30 percent this year, is attracting some big-name value fund managers who are betting the company will either rebound during the holiday season or be bought by a rival. If the company's newest product, a video game...

  • Nov 20- Shares of Habit Restaurants Inc, known for its charburgers, doubled in their first day of trading, making it the most successful debut by a fast casual restaurant chain in the United States this year. The stock opened at $30 and shot up to $36, double its IPO price of $18, within five minutes of trading on the Nasdaq. Habit Restaurants' revenue rose 43 percent to...

  • Burger chain Habit Restaurants' shares double in debut Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Nov 20- Shares of Habit Restaurants Inc, a fast food restaurant chain known for its charburgers, doubled in their market debut, valuing the company at about $909.1 million. The initial public offering of 5 million Class A shares raised $90 million after being priced at $18 per share, well above the expected range of $14- $16. Piper Jaffray, Baird and Wells Fargo were...

  • Habit Restaurants prices IPO at $18 a share Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:34 AM ET

    Habit Restaurants, a fast-food restaurant chain known for its burgers, said its IPO was priced at $18 per share, valuing it at about $454.5 million.

  • Nov 19- Habit Restaurants Inc, a fast-food restaurant chain known for its burgers, said its initial public offering was priced at $18 per share, valuing the company at about $454.5 million. The offering was priced above the expected price range of $14 to $16. The company, which operates the fast casual Habit Burger Grill chain of restaurants, offers charburgers,...

  • Facebook Inc's shares fell as much as 7.4 percent to $74.78 in early trading on Wednesday, a day after the company revealed aggressive spending plans for 2015.. At least 15 brokerages cut their price targets on the stock, by as much as $8 to as low as $78, mainly to reflect the company's expense and revenue outlook. JP Morgan rates Facebook "overweight", with a price...

  • Facebook Inc's shares were set to open about 6 percent lower on Wednesday, a day after the company revealed aggressive spending plans for 2015.. At least 12 brokerages cut their price targets on the stock, by as much as $8 to as low as $78, mainly to reflect the company's expense and revenue outlook. "FB delivered another strong quarter and is very well-positioned in...

  • Oct 16- A recovery in eBay Inc's core e-commerce business will take longer than expected and any gains for investors would have to come from the separation of its PayPal unit, analysts said, a day after the company trimmed its full-year revenue forecast. At least 16 brokerages cut their price target on eBay's shares by as much as $7 to a low of $48.

  • UPDATE 1-Burger chain Habit Restaurants files for IPO Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    Oct 16- Habit Restaurants Inc, a fast-food restaurant chain known for its burgers, filed with U.S. regulators on Thursday for an initial public offering of common stock. The Irvine, California- based company listed Piper Jaffray, Baird and Wells Fargo among the underwriters to the IPO. The company, which operates the Habit Burger Grill chain of restaurants, offers...

  • Burger chain Habit Restaurants files for IPO Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 6:25 AM ET

    Oct 16- Habit Restaurants Inc, a fast-food restaurant chain known for its burgers, filed with U.S. regulators on Thursday to raise up to $86.3 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The Irvine, California- based company listed Piper Jaffray, Baird and Wells Fargo among the underwriters to the IPO. The amount of money a company says it plans to raise in...

  • Oct 9- Norton antivirus software maker Symantec Corp will split into two publicly traded companies, one focused on security and the other storage and backup, potentially making itself more attractive to suitors. The move by Symantec, which has fired two CEOs since 2012 as its stock and financial performance lagged many other software makers, follows a trend of...

  • Oct 9- Norton antivirus maker Symantec Corp will split into two publicly traded companies, one selling security software and the other providing data management, potentially making itself more attractive to suitors. Symantec's revenue growth has lagged the rest of the security software market in recent quarters, with slowing PC sales hurting demand for the...

  • Oct 9- Norton antivirus maker Symantec Corp will split into two publicly traded companies, one selling security software and the other providing data management, potentially making itself more attractive to suitors. "Separating Symantec into two independent publicly traded companies will provide each business the flexibility and focus to drive growth...

  • Teen use of Facebook plummets, says report Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 12:49 PM ET
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    The habits of a teenager are fickle, but a new report shows that teenage usage of Facebook took a sharp drop over the last year.