Mattel and Hasbro terrified that kids will want toys less next year, according to reports. Hot toys did well this Christmas, but retailers in general saw less growth than expected.
US taxpayers supported troubled battery firms Ener1 and A123 Systems. Ener1 is now owned by a Russian oligarch. A Chinese company owns 80 percent of A123.
Apple reported a less than stellar Q3. But there are bright spots – including the top-selling iPad.
Smaller iPhone is in the works, one news agency has reported.
Zhu Zhu Pets on Cyber Monday are a rare find, unless you pay five times the suggested price.
Billionaire Raj Rajaratnam, arrested for insider trading, is a Tamil from Sri Lanka who founded his own hedge-fund firm.