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Disney hopes to score big as new Star Wars toys hit the shelves

It is 'Force Friday' as official merchandise for the upcoming movie 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' hits the shelves. The toy industry has relied more and more on blockbuster movies to drive revenues. Recent hits like 'Frozen' and 'Jurassic World' have boosted profits for Disney and Lego. Also on the show, the latest Eurozone growth forecast, a downgrade for Iraq, Honda pumps the brakes in Russia, and internet-connected homes.