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An action figure based on the upcoming Marvel Studios film

Movie-related products still hit stores despite film delays

May. 12, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood pressed pause on releasing most major films in theaters to combat the coronavirus outbreak, but that hasn’t necessarily been the case for toys and merchandise related to those movies. Despite film delays, toy production and gaming companies are often staying on schedule,...

Allie Arredonodo, wears a face mask as she tries on shoes at Journey's shoe store in the Yuba Sutter Mall in Yuba City, Calif., Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Several dozen shoppers streamed into the first California mall to reopen Wednesday, despite Gov. Gavin Newsom's orders restraining businesses because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Life in a pandemic: job cuts, Peloton sales, homemade bread

May. 6, 2020 6:43 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to central governments, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ JOB LOSSES: The pandemic jolted the global economy and millions of jobs have...

Beyond Meat, Activision rise; Mattel, Electronic Arts fall

May. 6, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially on Wednesday: The Walt Disney Co., down 18 cents to $100.88. The theme park and media giant reported a steep drop in fiscal second-quarter profit and suspended its dividend. Activision Blizzard Inc., up $4.34 to $72.87. The maker of Candy...

In this Aug. 5, 2015 photo, astronomer Lucianne Walkowicz looks at solar flares on the sun through a telescope at the Adler Planetarium's observatory in Chicago. Walkowicz is suing the maker of American Girl dolls, alleging the Wisconsin company stole her likeness and name to create its astronaut doll.  (Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Astronomer files trademark lawsuit against American Girl

Apr. 24, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An astronomer in Chicago has sued the maker of American Girl dolls, alleging the Wisconsin company stole her likeness and name to create its astronaut doll. The federal trademark lawsuit filed in Madison this week by Lucianne Walkowicz asks American Girl and its parent company,...

FILE - This is a 1963 file photo showing Green Bay Packers defensive end Willie Davis. Willie Davis, a Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman who helped the Green Bay Packers win each of the first two Super Bowls, has died. He was 85. The Packers confirmed Davis' death to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. (AP Photo)

Hall of Fame defensive end Willie Davis dead at age 85

Apr. 15, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Willie Davis, a Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive lineman who helped the Green Bay Packers win each of the first two Super Bowls, has died. He was 85. The Packers confirmed Davis' death to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday, as did his former teammate and fellow hall member, Dave Robinson. Davis died in...

Mega Bloks, by Mattel, are displayed at Toy Fair New York, in the Javits Convention Center, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. From Baby Yoda to eco-friendly stacking rings, toymakers displayed an array of goods that they hope will be on kids' wish lists for the holiday 2020 season. The four-day Toy Fair comes as the U.S. toy industry has been whipsawed by a number of obstacles.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Toy manufacturers look to reduce carbon footprint

Apr. 9, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Taking a toy out of the box can make a mess. Hardly eco-friendly, the process can yield more clutter from plastic and cardboard than the actual toy. But there are moves to change that as some toy manufacturers say they’re going green with a series of environmentally friendly...