Cheddar Morning Business Update 11/13:Hasbro, Mattel reportedly in merger talks

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  • Hasbro reportedly wants buy Mattel and has made an offer, according to the Wall Street Journal. If true, the deal would bring together two of the best known kids' brands behind names like My Little Pony, Barbie and Hot Wheels.
  • Alibaba’s Singles’ Day—a made-up online shopping holiday in China, brought in a record $25.4 billion on Saturday.  A total crushing more than Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day combined. More than 40% of the brands taking part come from outside China.
  • ESPN's Sports Center is coming to Snapchat. The show launches today at 5 p.m. Other networks like NBC have poured millions of dollars into bringing their content to the younger Snapchat audience. 
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  • AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

    AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:04 AM EDT2018-04-20 12:04:49 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 12:15 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:15:46 GMT
    Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll on foreign relations and Trump approval; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;Graphic shows results of AP-NORC Center poll on foreign relations and Trump approval; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;
    Americans are largely pessimistic about U.S. relations with Russia and China in the next year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un over nuclear weapons, nearly half also expect things to get...
    Americans are largely pessimistic about U.S. relations with Russia and China in the next year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un over nuclear weapons, nearly half also expect things to get worse with North Korea.
  • Army won't meet recruiting mission, lowers 2017 goal

    Army won't meet recruiting mission, lowers 2017 goal

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:47 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:47:41 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 12:15 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:15:14 GMT
    The U.S. Army will not meet its mission to recruit 80,000 soldiers this year and has now officially lowered the goal.
    The U.S. Army will not meet its mission to recruit 80,000 soldiers this year and has now officially lowered the goal.
  • First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

    First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:13 AM EDT2018-04-20 04:13:03 GMT
    Friday, April 20 2018 12:14 PM EDT2018-04-20 16:14:28 GMT
    (Alexandre Meneghini/Pool via AP). Cuba's new president Miguel Diaz-Canel, left, and former president Raul Castro, salutes, after Diaz-Canel was elected as the island nation's new president, at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 19,...(Alexandre Meneghini/Pool via AP). Cuba's new president Miguel Diaz-Canel, left, and former president Raul Castro, salutes, after Diaz-Canel was elected as the island nation's new president, at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, April 19,...
    First clues of Cuba's future power structure under new president emerge.
    First clues of Cuba's future power structure under new president emerge.
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