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Surging demand for toys lifted Mattel to its biggest holiday sales in four years, as shoppers scooped up Barbie dolls to entertain kids.

Surging demand for toys lifted Mattel to its biggest holiday sales in four years, as shoppers scooped up Barbie dolls and Hot Wheels cars to entertain(...)

Shares in Aer Lingus owner International Airlines Group fell as the UK government indicated that it would impose quarantines on travellers from countries with fast-spreading Covid variants. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Dampened hopes of a post-Covid recovery halted a rally in European shares yesterday, while investors waited for US legislators to approve a $1.9 trill(...)

Stripe co-founder John Collison: “Much of my time right now is being spent compiling lists of things I want to do once lockdown is finally over.” Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/The Sunday Times/News Licensing

John Collison may have been a millionaire since the age of 18 and a billionaire since November 2016, when he and his brother Patrick’s company Stripe (...)

Stripe founders Patrick and John Collison: Zoom, Just Eat, Mattel and  NBC are among its new clients

Many businesses are having a difficult year, but one company that is thriving even during the coronavirus pandemic is Stripe. Its valuation has likely(...)

This year’s Halloween costume: the coronavirus itself. Photograph: Pedro Pardo/AFP

Image of the week: Corona-costume Every year a select group of Halloween costumes goes viral, but this year the “in” choice is an actual virus. Yes, (...)

SuperAwesome founder and chief executive Dylan Collins: Photograph: ‘We’re proud and excited to be working together.’ File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

SuperAwesome, the “kidtech” company established by Irish entrepreneur Dylan Collins, has been acquired in a multimillion dollar deal by Epic, the game(...)

Stripe founders John and Patrick Collison

Online payments company Stripe has more than 40 large companies that process over $1 billion (€856 million) annually as customers, it said on Wednesda(...)

Lego has invested significantly in its product portfolio, ecommerce and its brand. Photograph: iStock

Lego overcame the twin challenges of coronavirus lockdowns and the general gloom in the toy industry to record increases in both sales and profits in (...)

Stripe’s new CFO Dhivya Suryadevara.

Stripe, the payments company founded by Patrick and John Collison, has lured Dhivya Suryadevara away from General Motors to become its new chief finan(...)

Toymaker Hasbro suffered  as production shutdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic crimped efforts to cash in on strong demand for its board games.

Toymaker Hasbro missed analysts’ estimates for quarterly earnings and revenue on Monday, as production shutdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic crimped (...)

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