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A new gamechanger: Idaho-opoly

If you don’t mind exchanging The Gem State for Boardwalk and Sun Valley for Pennsylvania Avenue, Idaho-opoly might be the game for you.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 3:48 p.m.

Mattel stock soars on report of Hasbro takeover offer

Shares of Mattel soared in after-hours trading Friday after a report that rival Hasbro has made a takeover offer for Mattel. Such a deal could bring together well-known brands like …


UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 7:37 p.m.

Where’s Rey? Despite Monopoly maker’s promise, still missing

Where is the character Rey in the “Star Wars” version of Monopoly? In a land far, far away, apparently. Eighteen months after game-maker Hasbro promised to add the female character …


UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017, 12:26 p.m.

Boot, wheelbarrow, thimble ousted from Monopoly board game

The boot has been booted, the wheelbarrow has been wheeled out, and the thimble got the thumbs down in the latest version of the board game Monopoly. In their place …


Thimble tossed! Game piece voted out of Monopoly board game

You can still pass “Go” and collect $200 on the Monopoly board, but you soon won’t be able to do it with the thimble game piece.


Emoji? Bunny? The next generation Monopoly token? You decide

Hasbro Inc. began a worldwide contest Tuesday to let people choose the eight tokens to be included in the next generation of the property acquisition game, based on the real-life …


AT&T-Time Warner merger draws grilling from U.S. lawmakers

U.S. lawmakers grilled chief executives of AT&T and Time Warner about whether their proposed tie-up would benefit consumers and called for antitrust officials to closely scrutinize potential competitive harm from …


China fines Medtronic $17 million on anti-monopoly charges

The Chinese unit of medical device maker Medtronic has been fined $17 million by anti-monopoly regulators in the latest effort by Beijing to force down what it sees as unreasonably …


AT&T rivals make wish lists as review of Time Warner deal begins

As AT&T Inc. and Time Warner Inc. seek government approval for their $85 billion megadeal, some of their most important negotiations may take place in private conversations with rival executives …


AT&T’s Time Warner deal looks like bad news for Verizon

AT&T’s $85.4 billion megadeal to acquire Time Warner is an unprecedented bid to diversify the telecom giant as network operators nationwide scramble to marry their communications pipes with exclusive content.


Staples, Office Depot scrap merger after judge blocks deal

Staples and Office Depot said Tuesday they are scrapping their planned $6.3 billion merger after a federal judge blocked the deal, saying the government had made the case that the …


Staples gets EU approval for acquisition of Office Depot

Staples has received European approval for its buyout of Office Depot and in exchange, it said Wednesday that it would split off some operations in Europe to allay monopoly fears.


Updated Monopoly, Life and other board games put to test

I still remember the wintry afternoon in my childhood when my dad put houses and hotels on Park Place and Broadway – effectively bankrupting my brother and me. Those were …


Appeals Court Oks Settlement In Antitrust Suit Against Microsoft

A federal appeals court agreed with U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, left, and Assistant Attorney General Anne Bingaman, who supported the Justice Department’s anti-trust settlement with Microsoft earlier this year. …


Bill Would Place At&T; On Call Waiting

The Senate Energy, Telecommunications and Utilities Committee heard lively debate Tuesday on a bill that would keep AT&T; from providing long-distance phone service within the state. US West contends it …