| Feb 6, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Sorry kids: The Simpsons are now forbidden in Tehran. An agency tied to the Iranian government has banned dolls of the cartoon characters, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday. According to Shargh, an independent newspaper, the Simpsons were banned to...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 4:36 PM
D'oh! I shouldn't have sent that Maggie Simpson doll to the orphanage in Tehran! The Associated Press is reporting that the Iranian government is banning the sale in Iran of Homer, Marge, Lisa and Maggie Simpson dolls. An official of......
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Call of Duty, Skylanders and World of Warcraft added to Activision's bottom line in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2011....
| Feb 15, 2012
| 9:41 PM
Prince William and Kate Middleton are now Barbie and Ken dolls! Will and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, have gotten the doll treatment from the Mattel and will hit stores around the world just in time for the couple's first wedding anniversary....
| Mar 11, 2012
McSweeney's Books: 211 pp., $22
In the nine years it took Adam Levin to write his 1,030-page novel "The Instructions" (2010), he was also publishing short fiction. Those pieces, plus a few more, are gathered in the trim collection...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 10:50 AM
McDonald’s Corp. can keep selling Happy Meals with toys to California children after a San Francisco judge threw out a proposed class-action lawsuit seeking to ban the practice in the state.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest said it...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Politics and protest have come to Legoland, where a new toy line called Lego Friends has been making enemies.
Lego Friends features five female play figures that are a departure from the chunky, interchangeable and gender-vague people who have...
| Jul 9, 2012
Well before "Madden NFL" video games, there was a quirky tabletop toy called Electric Football.
Surely you remember it: Metal playing field. Two teams of 11 plastic football players, each standing on a rectangular base with prongs on the bottom and a...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Kohl’s Corp., one of the largest department store chains in the country, said it will hire more than 52,700 holiday workers for the 2012 holiday shopping season, the busiest of the year.
That’s 10% more seasonal workers than it hired last...
| Nov 22, 2012
There's art to the gift of giving. Some folks have mastered it; others not so much. It starts with a good eye and an understanding of your own budget. Worried that you might not have what it takes? Not to fret, we're making things easy this season. From...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 11:28 AM
Days before the annual mob scene that is Black Friday, a consumer advocacy group is urging parents to take a closer look at the Christmas toys they’re gearing up to buy.
Several popular products may pose safety risks to children, according to...