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Girl Scouts asked to end partnership with Barbie

NEW YORK (AP) — A few weeks after her foray into the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, Barbie is entangled in controversy again, this time over her ties with the Girl Scouts. Two advocacy groups often […]

03/06/2014

Frankie Thevenot, 3, plays with an iPad in his bedroom at his home in Metairie, La.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Group wants Fisher Price iPad bouncy seat recall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ahh, the first year of a baby’s life — learning to sit up, crawl, even walk. But how about playtime in a bouncy seat with an iPad and some cool apps? Fisher-Price […]

12/10/2013

Barbie dolls are seen at the Barbie Store in Buenos Aires. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, file)

Barbie fights for her life

NEW YORK (AP) — As far as catfights go, this is a doozy. Barbie, long the reigning queen in the doll world, has suddenly been thrust into the battle of her life. But Barbie’s competitors […]

07/18/2013

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Fisher-Price eliminating 100 NY jobs; reassigning to El Segundo

EAST AURORA, N.Y. (AP) — Toy maker Fisher-Price says it’s moving or eliminating roughly 100 jobs from its New York operations. The company says Wednesday that a majority of affected jobs will be reassigned to […]

05/22/2013

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CEO of big money-making dolls talks about their success

They’re not just dolls–they’re big money makers. Money 101 guest host Ron Kilgore chats with Isaac Larian, the CEO of Van Nuys-based MGA Entertainment — the maker of Bratz dolls.

04/17/2013

Woman wants bald Barbie to help fight cancer

A southland woman has asked the makers of Barbie to consider making a bald version of the iconic doll to help fight cancer. Rebecca Sypin, whose daughter has leukemia, has launched an online campaign through […]

01/12/2012