| Nov 6, 2014
| 4:20 PM
There are hard-core Barbie collectors and then there's Al Carbee, the recluse featured in Jeremy Workman's whimsical documentary "Magical Universe."
Carbee, whose ramshackle Maine house was filled to the rafters with elaborate dioramas and bizarre...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 10:22 AM
It has been more than 20 years since Mattel brought the infamous "Teen Talk Barbie" into the world, a talking doll programmed to say deathless phrases such as "I love shopping!" and "Math class is tough!" Of course, times have changed since then. Kind of....
| Nov 27, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Barbie and her teammates may get a chilly reception from holiday shoppers.
After suffering a rough year, toy maker Mattel Inc. is facing an uphill battle during the crucial gift-buying months of November and December.
The El Segundo company has...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:51 PM
If you're like me, it's 7 p.m. Monday night, and you're just getting started on your Cyber Monday shopping. Retail websites will get their biggest clicks tonight as many shoppers return home from work.
To help you weed through all of the promotions,...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 8:28 AM
Hats seem to be as much a part of major horse racing meets as thoroughbreds, jockeys, trophies and flower garlands.
So it's not too surprising that in May 2013, hatmaker Christine A. Moore was named the first ever official milliner for the Breeders'...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:00 AM
DreamWorks Animation shares surged 14% as Wall Street was quick to embrace a potential sale of the studio to toy giant Hasbro.
A deal would combine one of the industry's leading animation studios, known for its “Shrek,” “Kung Fu Panda&...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Hasbro reported a 7% jump in third quarter revenue, Monday, with sales of "Transformers," Marvel and "Star Wars"-related toys boosting earnings.
Overall, Hasbro generated $1.47 billion in revenue, and net income of $180.5 million, compared with $126.6...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:25 AM
MIAMI - El fabricante de juguetes Mattel registró un descenso en sus ventas por cuarto trimestre consecutivo ya que la demanda de sus marcas estrella Barbie y Fisher-Price siguió cayendo y aumentando la presión para que la firma busque nuevos horizontes....
| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:59 AM
Barbie is weighing down Mattel Inc.
Weak sales of the iconic doll dragged down earnings in a bruising third quarter, in which the El Segundo company reported a 22% profit decline.
Mattel said Thursday it earned $331.8 million, 97 cents a share,...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Six years ago, Ernie Buchanan began volunteering as an instructor for children with special needs at BraveHearts, a nonprofit therapeutic horseback riding and educational center in Harvard. There he helped students, some with autism, become more attentive...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In spring 2013, Kristy Scanlan and Margaret Dean, above, were approached with a very daunting task: taking leadership of a 20-year-old organization that seeks to empower the women that they had been working alongside and admiring for years.