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Yahoo News
The big business of 'Star Wars'So much for a "Frozen" hangover. Hours ahead of the much-anticipated unveiling
The big business of 'Star Wars'
Yahoo News / Posted 20 hours ago
So much for a "Frozen" hangover. Hours ahead of the much-anticipated unveiling of the new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" toys, analysts are placing their bets as to just how much of a boost the new franchise could contribute to Disney (NYSE: DIS)... Read more
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Ball State Daily News
Get ready for class fast with these time-saving tipsDN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY Beep! Beep! Beep! The morning alarm is going off. Y
Get ready for class fast with these time-saving tips
Ball State Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
DN PHOTO BREANNA DAUGHERTY Beep! Beep! Beep! The morning alarm is going off. You’ve hit snooze a few too many times again and now you’re running late for class. These quick tips can make a rushed morning less stressful. Pick out an outfit the night... Read more
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Orange County Register
Disney to start selling 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' merchandise at 12:01 a.m. FridayShops at Anaheim’s Downtown Disney and Walt Disney World will join Walmart, Toy
Disney to start selling 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' merchandise at 12:01 a.m. Friday
Orange County Register / Posted 3 days ago
Shops at Anaheim’s Downtown Disney and Walt Disney World will join Walmart, Toys R Us and Target stores across the country at 12:01 a.m. Friday to begin selling merchandise tied to the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie. “Outside of... Read more
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Market Watch
Teen clothing retailers are competing with apps, electronics for their customers’ cashFinancial concerns of teen consumers have sparked changes in the way they spend
Teen clothing retailers are competing with apps, electronics for their customers’ cash
Market Watch / Posted 3 days ago
Financial concerns of teen consumers have sparked changes in the way they spend. As a result, clothing retailers that target this demographic are changing their strategies to earn a piece of their wallet. “The teen has become a more frugal... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Disney ‘unboxing’ Star Wars franchise in unprecedented marketing pushWatching someone open a box may sound about as entertaining as watching paint d
Disney ‘unboxing’ Star Wars franchise in unprecedented marketing push
The Globe and Mail / Posted 4 days ago
Watching someone open a box may sound about as entertaining as watching paint dry. But “unboxing” videos are a growing phenomenon, and now one big brand – Walt Disney Co. – is making use of the trend. The company is launching the biggest unboxing... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Back to school shopping shifting to after school startsAt Ped-Agree Shoes in Wyckoff, owners Catherine Mattei and Luanne Rush were bus
Back to school shopping shifting to after school starts
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 4 days ago
At Ped-Agree Shoes in Wyckoff, owners Catherine Mattei and Luanne Rush were busy last week helping parents outfit their children with new shoes for school. In Westwood, at the Ginger Kids clothing store, owner Sue Bahng said she loves back-to-school... Read more
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Market Watch
Retailers shift strategy to lure teen customersFinancial concerns of teen consumers have sparked changes in the way they spend
Retailers shift strategy to lure teen customers
Market Watch / Posted 6 days ago
Financial concerns of teen consumers have sparked changes in the way they spend. As a result, clothing retailers that target this demographic are changing their strategies to earn a piece of their wallet. “The teen has become a more frugal... Read more
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Gamasutra
Lionsgate Partners With Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., Gearbox Software and Producers Avi and Ari Arad on Film Adaptation of Blockbuster Video Game Borderlands®Lionsgate Partners With Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., Gearbox Software a
Lionsgate Partners With Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., Gearbox Software and Producers Avi and Ari Arad on Film Adaptation of Blockbuster Video Game Borderlands®
Gamasutra / Posted 6 days ago
Lionsgate Partners With Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., Gearbox Software and Producers Avi and Ari Arad on Film Adaptation of Blockbuster Video Game Borderlands® [28-August-2015] SANTA MONICA, Calif. and NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Mart boosts holiday layaway, eyeing Star Wars toy launchREUTERS: Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it will bring forward its holiday layaway pro
Mart boosts holiday layaway, eyeing Star Wars toy launch
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 7 days ago
REUTERS: Wal-Mart Stores Inc said it will bring forward its holiday layaway program by two weeks, as the world's largest retailer hopes to get a jump on year-end demand and fuel sales of soon-to-be-launched Star Wars toys. The company will kick off... Read more
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Reuters
Wal-Mart boosts holiday layaway, eyeing Star Wars toy launchPeople talk outside a Wal-Mart Pickup-Grocery test store in Bentonville, Arkans
Wal-Mart boosts holiday layaway, eyeing Star Wars toy launch
Reuters / Posted 7 days ago
People talk outside a Wal-Mart Pickup-Grocery test store in Bentonville, Arkansas, June 4, 2015. Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N) said it will bring forward its holiday layaway program by two weeks, as the world's largest retailer hopes to get a jump on... Read more
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Market Watch
Best Buy grabs market share grab in mobile and appliancesBest Buy Co. shares enjoyed another session of sharp gains Wednesday, as analys
Best Buy grabs market share grab in mobile and appliances
Market Watch / Posted 8 days ago
Best Buy Co. shares enjoyed another session of sharp gains Wednesday, as analysts weighed in on a stronger-than-expected quarter in which the company scooped up market share in home appliances and mobile devices from troubled department chain Sears... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Rethinking Breakfast: What We Eat May Trump When We EatAmericans are moving away from prescribed meal times toward more toward continu
Rethinking Breakfast: What We Eat May Trump When We Eat
KPBS San Diego / Posted 13 days ago
Americans are moving away from prescribed meal times toward more toward continuous snacking on foods like yogurt. We've all heard the advice about the importance of filling our bellies in the morning. It's a notion that's based on a blend of... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Despite industry predictions, Sacramento entrepreneurs expand cellphone shopsSmartphone prices are dropping, so the industry analysts over at IBISWorld have
Despite industry predictions, Sacramento entrepreneurs expand cellphone shops
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 13 days ago
Smartphone prices are dropping, so the industry analysts over at IBISWorld have predicted that consumers eventually will opt to replace rather than repair their iPhones, Androids and other devices. Yet entrepreneur Terrence Newsome, who opened his... Read more
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FOX News
Better burgers are secret weapon to save flagging chain restaurantsThe rise of fast casual chains like Chipotle may have taken a bite of tradition
Better burgers are secret weapon to save flagging chain restaurants
FOX News / Posted 14 days ago
The rise of fast casual chains like Chipotle may have taken a bite of traditional sit-down restaurants like Applebee’s and Chili’s. But the solution to winning back customers may an American staple on menus for decades: the burger. According to... Read more
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Business Wire
2K Announces WWE® SuperCard – Season 2 Now Available for Mobile DevicesNEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2K today announced the action-packed entertainment o
2K Announces WWE® SuperCard – Season 2 Now Available for Mobile Devices
Business Wire / Posted 14 days ago
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2K today announced the action-packed entertainment of WWE® SuperCard, the Company’s renowned collectible card-battling game, will raise the stakes with extensive content in WWE SuperCard – Season 2. Featuring an expanded... Read more
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Business Wire
Skylanders, Leader of the Toys-Life Category, Brings Cards to Life with Skylanders BattlecastSANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly ow
Skylanders, Leader of the Toys-Life Category, Brings Cards to Life with Skylanders Battlecast
Business Wire / Posted 16 days ago
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), is setting out to create a legendary league of card battlers with the mobile card battle game, Skylanders... Read more
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Philly.com
Women a lucrative way for sports retailers to get in the gameSuzette Parmley, Inquirer Business Staff Writer Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2015
Women a lucrative way for sports retailers to get in the game
Philly.com / Posted 18 days ago
Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Business Staff Writer Posted: Sunday, August 16, 2015, 3:01 AM Industry types, and those who compete against Dick's, say the retailer's plan is not surprising: The women's activewear market totaled $15.1 billion in the 12... Read more
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International Business Times
Strong PS4 and Xbox One sales up 50% versus PS3 and Xbox 360 - NPD report Sony's PlayStation 4 was once again the best-selling console in the US in July
Strong PS4 and Xbox One sales up 50% versus PS3 and Xbox 360 - NPD report
International Business Times / Posted 20 days ago
Sony's PlayStation 4 was once again the best-selling console in the US in July 2015, according to the latest data from The NPD Group. Microsoft and the Xbox One were no slouches in second place, selling an estimated 188,000 units, up 44% over sales... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
In Charlotte, Belk is more than just a storeCHARLOTTE, NC (Katherine Peralta/ The Charlotte Observer)- Back in April, Charl
In Charlotte, Belk is more than just a store
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 20 days ago
CHARLOTTE, NC (Katherine Peralta/ The Charlotte Observer)- Back in April, Charlotte-based Belk signaled it might be up for sale, but since then it hasn’t shed any new light on its plans. One thing is certain, though. The Belk brand is iconic and... Read more
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IGN
The Best-Selling Game of July Was LEGO: Jurassic WorldLEGO: Jurassic World was the best selling game of July, according to the NPD gr
The Best-Selling Game of July Was LEGO: Jurassic World
IGN / Posted 21 days ago
LEGO: Jurassic World was the best selling game of July, according to the NPD group. The game outsold heavy hitters like GTA 5, Destiny, Minecraft, and Batman: Arkham Knight, which was the best selling game in June. However, NPD notes that if sales... Read more
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Forbes
How Well-Heeled Investors Can Win With Footwear StocksThe overall retail and fashion space is rife with opportunities for investors,
How Well-Heeled Investors Can Win With Footwear Stocks
Forbes / Posted 21 days ago
The overall retail and fashion space is rife with opportunities for investors, but few subsectors of this industry look to be as lucrative today as footwear. The footwear industry has seen notable growth in the past decade, and we have every reason... Read more
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Forbes
Study Reveals Parents Spend Hundreds On Skylanders Style Games, Consider Them Good ValueParents spent on average $131 on toys to life (Skylanders-style) games over the
Study Reveals Parents Spend Hundreds On Skylanders Style Games, Consider Them Good Value
Forbes / Posted 22 days ago
Parents spent on average $131 on toys to life (Skylanders-style) games over the last six months. Almost 80 percent of families considered this a good investment and two thirds are planning to invest further. The survey was conducted among 1,187... Read more
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TheStreet.com
Wearables Grow Beyond Fitness TrackingNEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There was a time when the only devices comparable to fi
Wearables Grow Beyond Fitness Tracking
TheStreet.com / Posted 23 days ago
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There was a time when the only devices comparable to fitness trackers or wearables were worn by James Bond and Dick Tracy. However, what was once a futuristic gadget is now part of our daily lives, with one in 10 U.S. adults... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Just desserts: Toronto pastry chefs and confectioners taking the city by stormIt’s 11 a.m. on day two of Millie Patisserie’s soft opening and Christinn Hua i
Just desserts: Toronto pastry chefs and confectioners taking the city by storm
The Globe and Mail / Posted 27 days ago
It’s 11 a.m. on day two of Millie Patisserie’s soft opening and Christinn Hua is diligently wiping away the condensation collected inside a display case. Behind her, in her shop’s back production kitchen, staff is churning out rare cheesecake tarts... Read more
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Gamasutra
Skylanders Charges into Gamescom with Exciting Announcements and Franchise FirstsSkylanders Charges into Gamescom with Exciting Announcements and Franchise Firs
Skylanders Charges into Gamescom with Exciting Announcements and Franchise Firsts
Gamasutra / Posted 28 days ago
Skylanders Charges into Gamescom with Exciting Announcements and Franchise Firsts Skylanders' all-new Racing Mode, playable in Land, Sea and Sky environments, features supercharged racing combat, layering in even more depth and excitement to the... Read more
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Gamasutra
Call of Duty®: Black Ops III, Destiny: The Taken King, Skylanders® SuperChargers and Guitar Hero® Live All Playable at ShowCall of Duty®: Black Ops III, Destiny: The Taken King, Skylanders® SuperCharger
Call of Duty®: Black Ops III, Destiny: The Taken King, Skylanders® SuperChargers and Guitar Hero® Live All Playable at Show
Gamasutra / Posted 28 days ago
Call of Duty®: Black Ops III, Destiny: The Taken King, Skylanders® SuperChargers and Guitar Hero® Live All Playable at Show European Guardians to Get Hands-On with All-New Powers in Destiny: The Taken King European Fans Get Ready To Rock - and Sing... Read more
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Business Wire
Activision Brings Strongest Ever Line-up to Gamescom 2015COLOGNE, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned
Activision Brings Strongest Ever Line-up to Gamescom 2015
Business Wire / Posted 29 days ago
COLOGNE, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), will showcase a blockbuster line-up of some of the world’s most anticipated next-generation gaming releases at... Read more
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Business Wire
Ready, Set, Go -- Skylanders® SuperChargers Delivers Racing and Online MultiplayerCOLOGNE, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned
Ready, Set, Go -- Skylanders® SuperChargers Delivers Racing and Online Multiplayer
Business Wire / Posted 29 days ago
COLOGNE, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), continues to blaze the toys-to-life trail with Skylanders franchise firsts, racing and online multiplayer gameplay... Read more
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