Cheddar morning business report 11/13: ESPN brings ‘SportsCenter’ to Snapchat

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Top morning business and technology headlines for Nov. 13, 2017:

  • Hasbro wants to buy Mattel and has made an offer, according to “The Wall Street Journal.” Neither side is commenting, but if true, the deal would bring together two of the best known children’s brands behind names like My Little Pony, Barbie and Hot Wheels. 
  • Jack Ma did it again. Alibaba’s Singles’ Day, a made-up online shopping holiday in China, brought in a record $25.4 billion on Saturday, more than Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day combined. New this year, more than 40 percent of the brands that took part came from outside China.
  • ESPN's “SportsCenter” is coming to Snapchat. The show launches Monday at 5 p.m. on the app. Other networks, including NBC, have poured millions of dollars into bringing their content to Snapchat’s younger audience.

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  • Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

    Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-10-17 02:38:03 GMT
    Thursday, October 18 2018 5:41 AM EDT2018-10-18 09:41:17 GMT
    (Paul Daly/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, Thomas Clarke poses for a photo outside his cannabis store, THC Distribution, in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Newfoundland and Labrador. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Canada ...(Paul Daly/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2018, file photo, Thomas Clarke poses for a photo outside his cannabis store, THC Distribution, in Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, Newfoundland and Labrador. On Wednesday, Oct. 17, Canada ...
    And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace.
    And they're off: Canada starts legal marijuana sales and becomes world's largest national pot marketplace.
  • UK prime minister: Post-Brexit transition could be extended

    UK prime minister: Post-Brexit transition could be extended

    Thursday, October 18 2018 4:18 AM EDT2018-10-18 08:18:36 GMT
    Thursday, October 18 2018 5:40 AM EDT2018-10-18 09:40:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys). British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. EU leaders meet for a second day on Thursday to discuss migration, cybersecurity and to try and move ah...(AP Photo/Olivier Matthys). British Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for an EU summit at the Europa building in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. EU leaders meet for a second day on Thursday to discuss migration, cybersecurity and to try and move ah...
    British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is considering a European Union proposal that would keep Britain bound to the bloc's rules for more than two years after Brexit.
    British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is considering a European Union proposal that would keep Britain bound to the bloc's rules for more than two years after Brexit.
  • French finance minister cancels trip to Saudi conference

    French finance minister cancels trip to Saudi conference

    Thursday, October 18 2018 4:20 AM EDT2018-10-18 08:20:22 GMT
    Thursday, October 18 2018 5:40 AM EDT2018-10-18 09:40:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). A Turkish forensic officer arrives at the Saudi consulate to conduct a new search over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, in Istanbul, early Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Pro-government newspaper Y...(AP Photo/Emrah Gurel). A Turkish forensic officer arrives at the Saudi consulate to conduct a new search over the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, in Istanbul, early Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Pro-government newspaper Y...
    France's finance minister has canceled his attendance at an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid doubts over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
    France's finance minister has canceled his attendance at an upcoming investment conference in Saudi Arabia amid doubts over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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