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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  • China sending trade envoy to Washington for talks

    China sending trade envoy to Washington for talks

    China sending trade envoy to Washington for talks amid spiraling tariff dispute.
    China sending trade envoy to Washington for talks amid spiraling tariff dispute.
  • Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

    Officials remove special rules for gene therapy experiments

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:10:13 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, a nurse practitioner prepares to start the first human gene editing treatment for Hunter syndrome, an inherited metabolic disease, at a hospital in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, ...(AP Photo/Eric Risberg). FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 file photo, a nurse practitioner prepares to start the first human gene editing treatment for Hunter syndrome, an inherited metabolic disease, at a hospital in Oakland, Calif. On Wednesday, ...
    U.S. health officials revised rules for gene therapy experiments.
    U.S. health officials revised rules for gene therapy experiments.
  • Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

    Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 12:15 PM EDT2018-08-15 16:15:08 GMT
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    A report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania says church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one complaint...
    A report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania says church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they'd fielded at least one complaint about him sexually abusing a boy.
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