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Jet Crash in Ukraine Spooks Investors

Markets were treading water until news broke that a Malaysia Airline jet had crashed in a part of Ukraine occupied by militant pro-Russian separatists.

5 Surprising Winners of the First Quarter

A fuel-cell firm, Tesla Motors the company that that makes magicJacks are among the tech firms doing very well in the stock market so far, and so is the brute force of WWE.

5 Winners and Losers in Business Last Week

Among the best and worst results of last week: Dell delayed a key vote on its future, Overstock.com overperformed, and toymakers showed they haven't been having much fun.

Mom and Pop Businesses that Made It Big

It's National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day, a day to honor family-run businesses. But they don't all stay small: Some popular national brands grew out of humble beginnings.

Mattel Goes Hollywood: Can It Beat Hasbro at the Movie Game?

Hasbro has cashed in on its marquee brands in recent years, breathing new life into decades-old toy franchises like Transformers and G.I. Joe through movie releases and updated product lines. Now, larger toy maker Mattel looks like it wants to follow in Hasbro's footsteps.

Why China Doesn't Like Barbie, Best Buy or DIY

U.S. companies see China as a market of near limitless potential, but plenty of big names have learned the hard way that the American way doesn't always sell in Shanghai. From Mattel to Home Depot, here are some notable attempts that got lost in translation.

The Land of Forgotten Toy Stocks

Things are getting serious in the world of toys as the holiday shopping season approaches. It's a close contest this year between industry giants Mattel and Hasbro -- like battling Transformers -- but the latest entry in the latter's line of interactive Elmo toys should put it over the top.

Week Ahead: Coca-Cola, Disney, Hasbro Earnings

It should be pretty quiet on the economic calendar this week, with only a few national reports due out. But iconic companies Walt Disney, Coca-Cola and Hasbro, among others, are scheduled to report quarterly results. Here's a preview.