(CNN Money) -- Christmas is still more than three months away. But it looks like investors in several toy makers may be left with lumps of coal in their stockings thanks to concerns that one of their biggest customers could be in trouble. Shares of industry leaders Hasbro and Mattel as well as smaller toy company Jakks Pacific all fell Monday due to reports suggesting that Toys 'R' Us is considering filing for bankruptcy sometime this week.
(CNN Money) -- It's the end of an era. The iconic Rolling Stone magazine is up for sale. The magazine's founder Jann Wenner and his son Gus Wenner announced the sale on Sunday. The magazine has built a reputation over its 50-year history for being the voice for generations of music lovers, with a focus on pop culture and politics . Its print and online publications reach 60 million people each month.
(CNN Money) -- Almost 100 years ago, the U.S. horse population peaked at about 26 million. There's been, of course, a steady decline since then, thanks to the growth of machines -- most notably, cars. Today, a debate rages over workers and whether we too may become obsolete as society becomes automated.
(CNN Money) -- Mazda is planning to add some voltage to its lineup. The Japanese company said Friday it will ramp up production of greener vehicles in the coming years, and sometime between 2030 and 2035 most of its cars will be powered by electric or hybrid motors. "The majority of cars will feature electric drive technology, in combination with (a) combustion engine," Mazda spokeswoman Nao Nohmi told CNNMoney. Related: China wants to ban gas and diesel cars
(CNN Money) -- It's obviously a terrible time to be a brick-and-mortar retailer. But Wall Street is betting that things will get even worse for department stores and retailers. Investors are placing huge wagers that the one-two punch of Amazon and fast fashion will knock out more and more stores in the months and years to come. Not surprisingly, retail is the most hated industry in the entire stock market. That's based on Bespoke Investment Group stats on the average percentage of shares that investors are betting against, or shorting.
(CNN Money) -- Polaroid -- whose cameras were famously used by artists like Andy Warhol and Helmut Newton -- launched 80 years ago this week. The company was the pioneer of instant photography, but in recent years, it struggled to stay relevant thanks to the convenience of smartphone cameras. Now, it's banking on a new brand and camera to breathe new life into Polaroid. At an event held in New York City on Wednesday, the company showed off its new OneStep 2, a nod to Polaroid's OneStep analog instant camera from 1977.
(CNN Money) -- Gas prices shot up quickly after Hurricane Harvey, but don't expect them to come down nearly as fast. Instead, they're edging lower. The average price of a gallon of regular fell about a penny to $2.65 a gallon according to AAA's Thursday reading, down two cents from a week ago when prices were at their 2017 high.
(CNN Money) -- A number of countries around the world are looking to move away from fuel-burning automobiles. India, France, Britain and Norway all want to abandon gas and diesel cars in favor of cleaner vehicles. Even in Germany, the country that literally invented the internal combustion car, there is talk among politicians about eventually doing away with them.
(CNN Money) -- I want to retire at age 55. I contribute to several retirement savings plans but worry I'll be penalized for withdrawing my savings early. I want to invest additional money somewhere else. Where should I invest? --Dave Many of us dream of retiring long before our 65th birthday and having more time to enjoy life without the hindrance of a regular 9-5. But for some people, it can seem like an impossible goal. Saving enough to retire early is hard enough, but many retirement accounts will punish you for withdrawing your savings too soon.
(CNN Money) -- The U.S. dollar is cooling off after a red-hot surge. Though it rose in the weeks following President Trump's election victory last November, the greenback has steadily fallen this year. It's now down to its lowest level since January 2015. Since January 3, the first trading day, the dollar is down 11%.