Mattel-Hasbro short spread widens in Darth Vader vs. Barbie

NEW YORK - In the battle for holiday toy spending, the empire has the upper hand. At least that’s the view in the stock market. Days ahead of Black Friday, short interest on Mattel Inc. is hovering near an all-time high, reflecting skepticism the toymaker will deliver this holiday season. After surging all year, bearish…

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