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Blogwatch: The Housing Market Is Poised to Boom

Among the day's top online stories for investors: why the housing market is ready to boom, which sector significantly outperformed the S&P over the past year, and the scoop on Warren Buffett's successor Todd Combs.

Barbie With Diamond Necklace Sells for $302,500

A Barbie doll featuring a diamond necklace sold at a New York auction for a record $302,500. The one-off Barbie is wearing a black strapless evening gown with a choker necklace featuring a one-carat square-cut pink diamond, BBC News said.

Barbie Maker Mattel's Profit Doubles to $51.6M

Toymaker Mattel Inc (MAT) said that profit for the second quarter more than doubled from a year ago. Net income for the quarter was $51.6 million or 14 cents a share, compared with $21.5 million, or 6 cents a share, in the second quarter of 2009. Net sales rose 13% from a year earlier to $1.02 billion, the company said in a statement. Operating income for the quarter was $69.4 million, from $32.5 million in the second quarter of 2009.

Don Draper, meet Barbie

Mad Men's Don DraperIt may not be the best $74.95 you'll ever spend, but Mattel's "Mad Men" dolls sure have a lot of possibilities for fun.

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Help Barbie land her next job

Barbie is looking for a new job, and she's exploring several options: surgeon, architect, computer engineer, news anchor, and environmentalist.

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Barbie coupon for 20% off

Everything -- and I mean everything -- is 20% off at the Mattel store, which includes dozens of hot brands like Barbie Doll, Disney Princess, Hot...