Games and toys manufacturing

March 15, 2018 - 3:34 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The likely liquidation of Toys R Us, the nation's largest independent toy seller, could add stress for the companies that make toys and games, and mean changes for the owners of the strip malls where most of its stores are. Not to mention its impact on more than Toys R Us's 30,000 U...
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File- This Jan. 24, 2018, file photo shows a person walking near the entrance to a Toys R Us store, in Wayne, N.J. Toys R Us's management has told its employees that it will sell or close all of its U.S. stores. That's according to a toy industry analyst who spoke to several employees who were on the call Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Jim Silver, a toy industry expert, says Toys R Us's CEO told employees the plan is to liquidate all of its U.S. stores and after that, it could do a deal with its Canadian operation to run some of its U.S. stores. The company declined to comment. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 15, 2018 - 12:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is headed toward shuttering its U.S. operations, jeopardizing the jobs of some 30,000 employees while spelling the end for a chain known to generations of children and parents for its sprawling stores and Geoffrey the giraffe mascot. The closing of the company's 740 U.S...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF KAHLO - This product image released by Barbie shows dolls in the image of pilot Amelia Earhart, left, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and mathematician Katherine Johnson, part of the Inspiring Women doll line series being launched ahead of International Women’s Day. (Barbie via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 8:20 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Toy-maker Mattel was in a dispute Thursday with a distant relative of the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo over rights to a Frida Barbie doll released as part of the company's Inspiring Women series. Kahlo's great-niece Mara de Anda Romeo said Mattel doesn't have the rights to use...
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In this Sept. 26, 2017, photo, the "LEGO Boost," from LEGO, is shown at the 2017 TTPM Holiday Showcase in New York. Lego presents annual results on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
March 06, 2018 - 6:20 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Toy maker Lego says its earnings and sales fell in 2017 as it tried to turn around its business after 13 years of growth. The Danish company had warned in October that sales were falling for the first time since 2004 from record highs and that it would seek new ways to...
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February 20, 2018 - 6:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Toy makers have gone to the toilet for their latest creations. Mattel, a company best known for its clean-cut Barbie dolls, is set to release a game called Flushin' Frenzy that sends a brown plastic poop flying into the air. Rival Hasbro, whose water-squirting game Toilet Trouble...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, people walk to work on Wall Street beneath a statue of George Washington, in New York. Health care and retail companies are helping stocks climb again Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, as the market heads for its fourth gain in a row. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
January 24, 2018 - 10:26 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Banks and health care companies are rising Wednesday and retailers are making gains as stocks are on pace to add to a three-day winning streak. The dollar is weaker after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the declining dollar is good for U.S. exporters, suggesting he isn't...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, shoppers walk into a Toys R Us store, in San Antonio. Toys R Us says it will be closing some U.S. stores and converting others to cobranded locations as it continues to deal with its financial restructuring following its bankruptcy filing. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
January 24, 2018 - 9:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us, squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart, will close 20 percent of its U.S. stores, or 180 locations, within months. Hobbled by $5 billion in debt, the company that once dominated toy sales in the U.S. filed for bankruptcy protection in September. Chairman and...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017 file photo, people look at a display of Lego creations at Hamleys toy store during its grand opening in Beijing. Toy maker Lego is partnering with China’s internet giant Tencent to offer games, video and possibly a social network aimed at children. The private company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, said Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 that the deal would combine Lego’s ability to create content with Tencent’s distribution reach. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, file)
January 15, 2018 - 5:34 am
LONDON (AP) — Toy maker Lego is partnering with China's internet firm Tencent to offer games, video and possibly a social network aimed at children. The privately-owned company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, said Monday that the deal would combine Lego's ability to create content with Tencent's...
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FILE - This Dec. 11, 2013, file photo, shows a beer at a microbrewery in Birmingham, Ala. Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans’ new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
December 26, 2017 - 11:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans' new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. Retailers, long saddled with heavy tax bills, will get relief. So will some high-profile names in corporate finance, led by Wells Fargo. The tax measure that President Donald...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, shows a building on the campus of toymaker Mattel, Inc., in El Segundo, Calif. Shares of Mattel soared in after-hours trading Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, after a report that rival Hasbro has made a takeover offer for Mattel. Such a deal could bring together well-known brands like Monopoly, Nerf, Barbie and Hot Wheels. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
November 10, 2017 - 6:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Mattel soared in after-hours trading Friday after a report that rival Hasbro has made a takeover offer for Mattel. Such a deal could bring together well-known brands like Monopoly, Nerf, Barbie and Hot Wheels. The Wall Street Journal, citing people familiar with the matter...
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