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  • Jan 20- Star Wars toys generated sales of more than $700 million in the United States in 2015, making them "the number-one property" in the toy industry during the year, a retail research group said. Sales of toys such as Kylo Ren light sabers, BB-8 droids and models of the Millennium Falcon spacecraft totaled more than those related to movie franchises Jurassic...

  • Fairmont Hotel San Francisco

    Accor, Europe's largest hotel group, has bought the owner of the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel hotel chains for $2.9B, the Financial Times reports.

  • Wilson String Room US Open

    Sixteen strangers from around the globe are stringing tennis rackets in a crowded room at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing, New York.

  • Andy Murray of Britain hits the ball to Nick Kyrgios of Australia during their first round match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 1, 2015.

    Nike has long dominated the tennis wars with many of the biggest stars in the game, but Under Armour is betting big on its newest star.

  • An octocopter photographic drone, equipped with a video camera, hovers over a beach.

    He spent a night in jail for damaging a drone he felt was "violating" beach goers.

  • Swimming pool

    Swimming pools have been part of California's lifestyle for decades. But things are getting tougher.

  • Behind Samsonite's robust results for 2014

    Tim Parker, chairman of Samsonite International, says the firm has seen five straight years of double-digit growth in sales and profit. He later outlines the growth areas that will help Samsonite double its sales by 2020.

  • Roger Federer during a press conference on March 9, 2015 in New York.

    Apple says its new watch is great for physical fitness. But 17-time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer is not so easily sold.

  • A customer browses the Mattel Inc. Barbie dolls section, of a Toys 'R' Us Inc.

    Mattel said Chief Executive Bryan Stockton has resigned, and warned preliminary fourth-quarter results will fall short of expectations.

  • Logs being cut at Pride Manufacturing’s Burnham, Maine, plant. They will be turned into Lincoln Log toys.

    The iconic Lincoln Log toy has moved its manufacturing back to the U.S., without hurting its profit margins. Here's a look behind the scenes.

  • Vail Resorts' epic pass to ski season

    Rob Katz, Vail Resorts chairman & CEO, talks about this winter's upcoming ski trends and how his company is transforming the industry.

  • RV Sales & Rentals Up

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on the red hot RV market. Dealers are seeing pent up demand driving sales.

  • Nintendo Profit Outlook Weakens Ahead of Wii U Launch

    Nintendo, the world's leading gaming company by machines sold, said it will post an operating loss for a second straight year as the sales of its Wii U, successor to the 100-million selling Wii, faltered.

  • Steinway Horowitz Piano

    Steinway Musical Instruments, the famous manufacturer of pianos, saxophones and trumpets, said on Wednesday it had decided not to sell itself following a 17-month-long exploration of strategic alternatives.

  • World's Best Golf Courses: Teeing Up With Rees Jones

    Rees Jones, Rees Jones Inc. president, discusses designing environmentally friendly courses, and the booming business of golf, especially in China.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    As the National Football League kicks off its season, America’s love of all things football could have a halo effect on the stocks of certain grocers and beverage makers, analysts told CNBC Tuesday.

  • The unemployment rate was lower in February than at the same time last year in 344 of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 372 metropolitan statistical areas, according to an  In other words, the vast majority of U.S. cities jobs continued to add jobs.Using the BLS data, CNBC.com ranked the ten U.S. metropolitan areas that showed the greatest job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Catherine Varner, economist for BLS Current Employment Statistics State and Area Division, offered her

    CNBC.com ranked the ten places in the U.S. that showed the most job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.

  • When it comes to separating the rational from the reckless, few activities draw a line in the sand quite like extreme sports. Do you think you’re an extreme sports practitioner just because you grunt loudly when you hit a tennis ball? Well, try jumping off a 1,000-foot-tall cell phone tower with only seconds to deploy your parachute, or leaping from an airplane for a little wingsuit flying. Your attitude is likely to change.For those who participate in these sports, laughing in the face of death

    People participating in extreme sports can spend anywhere from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands. What are the costs associated with extreme sports?