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  • How to unplug and enjoy your vacations: Expert

    Steve McClatchy, Alleer Training and Consulting, talks about the results of a new study which shows fully two-thirds of Americans report working when they're on vacation and why it's so important to "unplug" in order to avoid "burnout."

  • Boat sales rise as yacht sales sink

    CNBC's Landon Dowdy reports new boat sales are at a post-recession high but it's not the mega-yacht sector driving growth in the industry.

  • Joe to My Little Pony, toy maker Hasbro says it's holding the first-ever convention to bring all of its brands together. The Pawtucket, Rhode Island- based company says its HASCON family and fan event will be held in Providence in September. Among those scheduled to participate are 94- year-old Spider-Man co-creator Stan Lee, YouTube stars Dude Perfect, actors...

  • Shoppers look at 'lucky bags' containing luxury watches displayed outside a store on January 1, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan.

    There’s no cheap date in Zurich and running costs an arm and a leg in Copenhagen. If that gets you down, move to Wellington.

  • *Q1 loss biggest since 2002, misses estimates. April 20- Mattel Inc reported a far bigger-than-expected quarterly loss and drop in sales on Thursday, hurt by poor demand by retailers for key brands Barbie and Fisher-Price and due to big discounts to move inventory left after weak holiday sales. Mattel's shares fell 6 percent to $23.70 after the bell.

  • "It's essentially isolated to North America and a few markets in Europe," she said, adding that the company had cleared most of the excess inventory. Mattel's sales dropped 15.4 percent to $735.6 million, their steepest fall since 2009 and well short of analysts' average estimate of $801.4 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. The company's net loss...

  • The company's first-quarter sales dropped 15.4 percent to $735.6 million, their steepest fall since 2009, and well short of analysts' average estimate of $801.4 million, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. "Our Q1 results were below our expectations due to the retail inventory overhang coming out of the holiday period," Margo Georgiadis, who took over as...

  • Charles Bombardier, grandson of founder Joseph-Armand Bombardier who died in 1964, said the executive pay decision has moved to the forefront talk of who should represent the family on the board. Charles Bombardier spoke to Reuters by telephone from Montreal on Friday. "I think the third generation will play a more active role on the board since they are in...

  • March 10- Mattel Inc is doubling down to corner a bigger share of China's fragmented yet lucrative toy market, but the success of its efforts hinges on its ability to navigate strict regulation and adapt to local preferences. While Mattel has garnered a nearly 2 percent share of the estimated $31.5 billion toys and games market in China, it has been unable to...

  • University students line up as they attend Rikunabi Live, a job fair in Chiba, Japan, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

    The Japanese may finally get to spend less time at work, but that doesn't mean they'll use it for shopping.

  • Jan 26- Shares of Mattel Inc plunged nearly 17 percent on Thursday, their worst intraday percentage drop in eight years, after the Barbie maker reported dismal quarterly sales and profit, highlighting a tough holiday quarter for toymakers. At least one brokerage downgraded its rating on Mattel's stock, while 5 other cut price targets. "We don't believe that this...

  • Big boat sales on the rise

    40,000 people are expected to attend this year’s New York Boat Show. The event is happening at a time when the recreational boat industry is finally recovering.

  • Jan 25- Mattel Inc, the largest U.S. toymaker, reported holiday-quarter sales and profit that fell far short of analysts' estimates, hurt by increased competition and weak demand in North America. Rival Hasbro Inc's stock fell 4.1 percent to $83.20. Sales in North America, the company's biggest market, fell 7 percent during the quarter, while sales overseas fell 2...

  • The company's shares were down about 9 percent at $28.67 in after-market trading on Wednesday. Rival Hasbro Inc's stock was down 4.1 percent at $83.20. Mattel's results contradicted an NPD Group report earlier in the day that said the toy industry expanded 5 percent in 2016 as customers took advantage of early Cyber Monday online promotions during...

  • COPENHAGEN, Dec 6- Danish toymaker Lego is to appoint its first foreign CEO and give its family owners a bigger role in developing the Lego brand under an organisational shake-up that will see incumbent Jorgen Vig Knudstorp step down by the end of the year. Briton Bali Padda, currently chief operations officer, will replace Knudstorp, who was the first chief...

  • COPENHAGEN, Dec 6- Danish toymaker Lego is to appoint its first foreign CEO and give its family owners a bigger role in developing the Lego brand under an organizational shake-up that will see incumbent Jorgen Vig Knudstorp step down by the end of the year. Briton Bali Padda, currently chief operations officer, will replace Knudstorp, who was the first chief...

  • Mickey Mouse makes an appearance at Shanghai Disney Resort on June 15, 2016 in Shanghai, China.

    China's next big boom sector? Theme parks, according to a new report from Euromonitor International.

  • Navigating the growing Muslim travel market

    Faeez Fadhlillah, CEO of Tripfez, talks about how his business integrates Salam Standard benchmarks to ensure that Muslim travelers' needs are met.

  • How tech made travel agents obsolete

    Using travel search engines to make travel bookings is second nature to value-conscious millennials, says Ross Veitch, CEO & co-founder of Wego.

  • Pot for pets

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports on medical marijuana for pets