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In this Jan. 30, 2003 file photo, G.I. Joe creator Don Levine holds up his original scuba diver G.I. Joe as other original prototypes lie on top of a table in Providence, R.I. Levine died of cancer early Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, said his wife, Nan. He was 86. (AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)

Levine, Hasbro exec who helped create GI Joe, dies

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Donald Levine, the Hasbro executive credited as the father of G.I. Joe for developing the world’s first action figure, has died. He was 86. He died of cancer early Thursday at […]

05/24/2014

Emanuel Jumatate hugs his new Xbox One after he purchased it at a Best Buy on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in Evanston, Ill.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

To spin or not to spin: Does Microsoft need Xbox?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates donned a cool leather jacket when he first introduced the Xbox onstage in 2000. More than a decade later, the video game console is still the hippest […]

11/22/2013

Big Hugs Elmo made the Toys R Us’ list of the best holiday toys for 2013. (AP Photo/Toys R Us)

Hugging Elmo, bracelet loom on Toys R Us hot list

Will your kids be clamoring for an Elmo that gives hugs, a loom that lets you make rubber bracelets or a kid-size go-cart this holiday? Those and others have made Toys R Us’ annual list […]

09/18/2013

Specialists Christopher Gildea, left, and Joseph Dreyer, confer at their posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, July 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

S&P 500 edges higher, helped by gold miners

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mining companies and banks helped the stock market overcome some disappointing quarterly performances on Monday. Poor second-quarter results from a handful of large U.S. companies weighed on stocks. McDonald’s […]

07/22/2013

People playing Twister (AP Photo)

Inventor of iconic party game Twister dies

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Twister called itself “the game that ties you up in knots.” Its detractors called it “sex in a box.” Charles “Chuck” Foley, the father of nine who invented the game […]

07/11/2013

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New, intense ride opens at Universal Studios

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Within an hour of the new Transformers ride opening at Universal Studios on Thursday, hundreds of people stood in the sweltering Florida heat to experience the intense, 3-D thrill ride. Transformers: […]

06/20/2013

Monopoly cat token

Monopoly fans vote to add cat, toss iron tokens

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.

02/06/2013

(Photo: Monopoly via Facebook)

Monopoly fans vote to toss 1 token, add new piece

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The end is near for the shoe, wheelbarrow or iron in the classic Monopoly game as fans vote in the final hours on which token to eliminate and which piece to replace it.

02/05/2013

Monopoly's Potential New Tokens

Hasbro aims to jazz up Monopoly with new token

NEW YORK (AP) — The gig is almost up for one of the eight Monopoly tokens. But which will it be? Iron? Thimble? Top Hat? Hasbro is holding a Facebook contest to eliminate one of the eight tokens that identify the players and introduce a new one.

01/09/2013

McKenna Pope

Parents struggle to find gender-neutral toys

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A 13-year-old girl’s campaign to get Hasbro to make an Easy-Bake Oven that isn’t purple or pink so it would appeal to her little brother is a fresh sign of movement in an old debate.

12/21/2012

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