U.S. stocks are closing with modest gains after several companies reported solid earnings.
Toymaker Hasbro and the oil and gas company Halliburton rose after reporting results Monday that were better than analysts were expecting.
2. US stocks gain, rebounding from Friday's slump; Hasbro jumps - Friday, April 17, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market bounced back from a big loss on Friday after getting a boost from some good first-quarter earnings reports.
Toy maker Hasbro reported an unexpected gain in sales on the back of strong demand for its Transformer, Nerf and Marvel toys. Oil and gas services company Halliburton and investment bank Morgan Stanley also reported results that we're better than analysts were expecting.
3. S&P 500 index ekes out a record; DreamWorks sinks - Friday, November 14, 2014
Despite a day of mostly listless trading, the Standard & Poor's 500 index managed to notch another all-time high.
The index on Monday inched past its most recent record-high close set on Friday, extending its gain for the year to 10.4 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average also ended higher after briefly eclipsing its most recent high. The Nasdaq composite ended lower.4. US stocks inch higher on earnings, merger news - Friday, November 07, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are inching higher in afternoon trading Thursday as traders respond to generally positive corporate earnings results. DreamWorks soared on a report that Hasbro is trying to buy the movie company. The price of oil fell to a four-year low.5. Barbie's star fades, dragging on Mattel in 3Q - Friday, October 10, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Mattel's got girl problems and her name is Barbie. Sales of the iconic doll continue to slide and a surprising drop in sales of its American Girl toys could become another headache for the toy company as it heads into the crucial holiday season.6. US stock slip to start the week; Six Flags sinks - Friday, July 18, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market started the week with a slight loss on Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting political turmoil.
European leaders are considering tougher sanctions on Russia for its backing of separatists accused of shooting down a Malaysia Airways passenger plane in Ukraine last week. The European Union's foreign ministers will meet Tuesday to discuss their next steps.
7. US stocks end slightly higher in quiet trading - Friday, February 07, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market ended up more or less where it began Monday in a quiet day for investors who had little economic data or company earnings to react to.
Analysts said the market is likely to remain in a holding pattern until traders hear from Janet Yellen in her first testimony before Congress since becoming head of the Federal Reserve.
8. GI Joe, the world's first action figure, turns 50 - Friday, January 31, 2014
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — G.I. Joe is turning 50. The birthday of what's called the world's first action figure is being celebrated this month by collectors and the toy maker that introduced it just before the nation plunged into the quagmire that would become the Vietnam War — a storm it seems to have weathered pretty well.9. S&P 500 ekes out a small gain to set a new record - Friday, October 18, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out the smallest of gains to set a record high Monday as investors assessed third-quarter earnings news.
Earnings will hold investors' attention this week as major U.S. companies including McDonald's, Boeing and Procter & Gamble report their results. Rising profits have been one of the key supports for this year's rally in stocks.10. Stocks fall as government shutdown drags on - Friday, October 04, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors sent the Standard & Poor's 500 index to its lowest close in a month Monday as few signs emerged of a deal to end the U.S. government shutdown and raise the nation's borrowing limit.11. Mattel 2Q profit falls, Barbie sales slide again - Friday, July 12, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Monster High dolls are taking a bite out of Barbie.
Mattel said Wednesday its second-quarter net income fell 24 percent, hurt by a continued slide in Barbie sales and a $14 million write-down on the toy maker's Polly Pocket line.12. Energy stocks lead a turnaround on Wall Street - Friday, April 19, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing modestly higher on Wall Street, led by energy companies as oil prices rise back following a plunge last week.
Investors were focusing on earnings news from major U.S. companies.13. Monopoly fans vote to add cat, toss iron tokens - Friday, February 01, 2013
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Scottie dog has a new nemesis in Monopoly after fans voted in an online contest to add a cat token to the property trading game, replacing the iron, toy maker Hasbro Inc. announced Wednesday.14. S&P 500 in longest winning streak since 2004 - Friday, January 25, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 1,500 on Friday for the first time since the start of the Great Recession in 2007, lifted by strong earnings from Procter & Gamble and Starbucks.15. Stocks recoup losses in late rally on Wall Street - Friday, October 19, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is waiting for the presidential election as much as anyone.
The U.S. stock market struggled for direction Monday. Stocks waffled between small gains and losses, but by mid-afternoon it seemed they would finish solidly lower. The Dow Jones industrial average fell as much as 108 points before rallying in the late afternoon to finish two points higher. There wasn't any obvious catalyst for the turnaround, other than general indecision on the part of investors.16. 2nd triple-digit loss for Dow in 2 days - Friday, July 20, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Fear that Spain may need a bailout sent its borrowing costs soaring, the euro to a two-year low against the dollar and stocks around the world tumbling as investors pulled back Monday from all manner of risk.17. US stocks slide on economic tremors from Europe - Friday, April 20, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — A collection of worrying news out of Europe sent stocks sharply lower on Monday.
The Dutch government collapsed Monday, a day after French President Nicolas Sarkozy lost the first round of that country's presidential election. A new report showed that European government debt continues to pile up despite severe budget cuts, which have led to unrest and political upheaval across the continent.18. Demand for Barbie helps push Mattel 4Q profit up - Friday, January 27, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) — Strong holiday demand for toys including Barbie and Monster High dolls helped push Mattel Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit up a better-than-expected 14 percent.19. Stock futures drop ahead of busy earnings week - Friday, July 15, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Stock futures are falling ahead of a busy week for corporate earnings reports.
Toy maker Hasbro Inc., newspaper chain Gannett Co. Inc. and broker Charles Schwab Corp. report on Monday. Hasbro said net income rose in the second quarter on stronger sales of Transformers action figures and other products.20. Mattel 2nd-quarter net income jumps 56 percent - Friday, July 15, 2011
EL SEGUNDO, California (AP) — Strong sales of Barbie and toys tied into Disney/Pixar's "Cars 2" helped Mattel's second-quarter net income rise 56 percent, the largest U.S. toy maker said Friday.
Net income for the three months ended June 30 rose to $80.5 million, or 23 cents per share, from $51.6 million, or 14 cents per share, last year. Analysts expected net income of 16 cents per share, according to Fact Set.21. Hasbro 1st-quarter profit drops 71 percent - Friday, April 08, 2011
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Toy maker Hasbro Inc. said Thursday its first-quarter profit tumbled 71 percent as weakness persisted in games, puzzles and its girls' toy lines. The company also invested in new product development and spent on staffing its joint-venture TV station.