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HASBRO'S Frozen dolls are expected to have a large market share in the fourth quarter, coinciding with a release of Disney's Frozen 2. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO ILLUSTRATION/MARISA GERTZ

The race is on to be this holiday’s hottest doll–and billions...

NEW YORK – Holiday Barbie has some fierce competition this coming shopping season, and more than playtime is at stake.As the critical fourth quarter...
HASBRO HAS ENTERED into an agreement with Entertainment One to acquire eOne for about $4 billion, the biggest deal in Hasbro's history, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

Hasbro buys Peppa Pig owner in $4B deal

NEW YORK – Toymaker Hasbro Inc. will buy Entertainment One Ltd. for about $4 billion, its biggest deal ever, according to data compiled by...
HASBRO IS LOOKING to grow its top and bottom lines with a decades-old game, Magic: The Gathering. But unlike tournaments in which players use paper cards, Hasbro has digitized the game and is informally naming it Arena. The company expects to be attracting millions of players in the next few years. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/MARK ABRAMSON

Move over Monopoly: Hasbro’s next big growth engine Is Magic

NEW YORK – In the battle for gaming dominance, Hasbro Inc. has what it hopes is an ace up its sleeve – in a deck...
THE REMNANT of the defunct Toys R Us chain is set to return this holiday season by opening about a half dozen U.S. stores and an e-commerce site, according to people familiar with the matter. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

Toys R Us, back from the dead, will open U.S. stores...

NEW YORK – Maybe American kids will only have to live through one Christmas without Toys R Us.About a year after shuttering United States operations,...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP invited a trade war after approving tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, daring other countries to act on threats of retaliation on Twitter. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/OLIVIER DOULIERY

Trump invites `easy to win’ trade war as tariff anger spreads

NEW YORK - President Donald Trump invited a trade war after slapping tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, daring other countries to act on...
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP center, speaks as Ivanka Trump, daughter of Trump, from left, Bayo Ogunlesi, chairman of Global Infrastructure Partners, Ginni Rometty, president and CEO of International Business Machine Corp., Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo Inc., Stephen Schwarzman, co-founder and CEO of Blackstone Group LP, Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors Co., Gary Cohn, director of the U.S. National Economic Council, Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and Laurence Fink, chairman and CEO of BlackRock Inc., listen. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER

Trump’s CEO brain trust comes up short on big ideas for...

NEW YORK - Elon Musk of Tesla and Walt Disney’s Bob Iger have quit. Jeffrey Immelt of General Electric Co. and JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie...
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