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Mattel's high-school monsters outshine fading Barbie

(Reuters) - Mattel Inc's <MAT.O> quarterly results offered further proof of the fading luster of the iconic Barbie doll, as newer brands including the teen monsters of the company's own Monster High line gained market share.Full story

News summary: Mattel 2nd quarter net income falls

THE NEWS: Mattel said Wednesday that its second-quarter net income fell 24 percent, hurt by weak sales in North America and continued softness in Barbie sales, as well as an asset impairment charge. Full story

Mattel second-quarter profit falls as Barbie struggles

(Reuters) - Mattel Inc <MAT.O>, the world's largest toymaker, reported a 23 percent fall in quarterly profit as its iconic Barbie brand struggled to attract buyers. Full story

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