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Move over Hatchimals LOL Surprise! Big Surprise is the hottest toy this Christmas

5h nzherald.co.nz
For the uninitiated, the giant A$99 ($110) plastic ball promises "the ultimate unboxing experience" with 50 "never before seen surprises" inside.

Amazon or Walmart? Some retailers are choosing alliances

2017-11-18 sfgate
Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances — and that can mean picking sides. (12-0)

Stitch Fix’s IPO in the shadow of Amazon

2017-11-17 sfgate
Facing reduced expectations and the specter of competing with Amazon, San Francisco’s Stitch Fix went public Friday, with its stock rising only 1 percent from the initial public offering price of $15 a share. (2-0)

Bankrupt Toys R Us seeks OK for $16 million in extra pay for executives

2017-11-17 usatoday
The bankruptcy of Toys 'R' Us weakened Hasbro's forecasts for the holiday season. But as Fred Katayama reports, the retailer released strong earnings. Video provided by Reuters Newslook

Amazon or Walmart? Some retailers are choosing alliances

2017-11-14 cnbc
Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances — and that can mean picking sides. (12-0)

Hasbro-Mattel combination would create heightened negotiating power: Fitch - MarketWatch

2017-11-14 marketwatch
If Hasbro Inc. HAS, +5.88% acquired Mattel Inc. MAT, +20.66% not only would it combine the two biggest toy companies in the world, it would enhance the unified company's negotiating power with retailers, according to Fitch Ratings. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. WMT, +0.08% would continue to be the biggest customer with $2 billion in sales. At the end of fiscal 2016, Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and Target Corp. TGT, -1. (38-0)

Cramer Remix: How Hasbro used Toys R Us’ bankruptcy to its advantage

2017-11-14 cnbc
"When one company buys another, it can create so much value that you want to slap yourself in the face, wondering why the heck they didn't merge years ago," the "Mad Money" host said. "Then there's the pin action: whenever you get a deal, it tends to boost the value of all stocks in the same sector, which in turn drives up the entire market." (15-1)

General Electric Crumbles While Stocks Scrape By

2017-11-13 investorplace
U.S. equities bounced around the unchanged line on Monday, recovering from a spill right after the opening bell. (55-0)

Amazon or Walmart? Some retailers are choosing alliances

2017-11-13 ctvnews.ca
NEW YORK -- Store chains feeling the upheaval in retail are making strategic alliances -- and that can mean picking sides. (12-0)

Cramer: GE has become 'the poster child for bad acquisitions'

2017-11-13 cnbc
"When one company buys another, it can create so much value that you want to slap yourself in the face, wondering why the heck they didn't merge years ago," the "Mad Money" host said. "Then there's the pin action: whenever you get a deal, it tends to boost the value of all stocks in the same sector, which in turn drives up the entire market." (14-0)

Hasbro approaches Mattel about takeover, says WSJ, citing sources

2017-11-13 cnbc
Toy giant Hasbro has approached Mattel about a potential takeover offer, CNBC confirmed, in a deal that could put brands such as Barbie and Transformers under the same roof.

This is the hottest toy of 2017 — and re-sellers are already marking it up from $15 to $180 | Moneyish - Features, essays, videos and news about money

2017-11-13 moneyish
If you’re toying with the idea of getting a head start on holiday shopping, consider stocking up on the season’s hottest toy while it’s still on shelves. Fingerlings—finger-sized plastic monkeys that sit on your digits and blink and respond to touch, motion and sound — were among the best-selling toys during the month of September, according to The NPD Group, a market research firm.

‘Unboxing’ this year’s hot toy: the LOL Big Surprise

2017-11-10 sfgate
Moments after hearing about the LOL Surprise on a Chicago radio station, Crystal Lessner was on the hunt for the popular — and increasingly sold out — toy. But first, she had to figure out what it was.

iHeartRadio parent again says there is ‘substantial doubt’ it can last another year - MarketWatch

2017-11-10 marketwatch
The biggest operator of radio stations in the U.S., iHeartMedia Inc., has repeated “going concern” language in its latest filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, warning investors it could be overwhelmed by its debt. (1-0)

Newell Brands: Time To Renew, Appeal Increases

2017-11-10 seekingalpha
Trading at 10 times adjusted earnings, value is imminent, offset by large adjustments to earnings and high leverage. (1-0)

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