Toys R Us built a kingdom and the world’s biggest toy store. Then, they lost it.

Toys R Us’ status as the most important toy store in town left it cavalier, if cocky at times, according to conversations with former employees, executives and industry insiders, who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity. The story begins with Lazarus, the store’s visionary who wanted the “R” written backward — an ode to childlike scrawl. Lazarus, who has been described as one of the great merchants of his time, expanded a baby furniture store he owned into a toy store. In its heyday in th


Toys R Us’ status as the most important toy store in town left it cavalier, if cocky at times, according to conversations with former employees, executives and industry insiders, who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity. The story begins with Lazarus, the store’s visionary who wanted the “R” written backward — an ode to childlike scrawl. Lazarus, who has been described as one of the great merchants of his time, expanded a baby furniture store he owned into a toy store. In its heyday in th
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Toys R Us built a kingdom and the world's biggest toy store. Then, they lost it.

The toy emporium that Charles P. Lazarus envisioned has been reduced to dusty floors and empty shelves.

Much has been said about the demise of the toy empire, which this week announced its plan to liquidate. There have been fingers pointed at corporate raiders, Amazon and big-box stores. All contributed to its undoing.

Ultimately, though, Toys R Us’ collapse is a story of loyalty run dry. The store in its early days fostered devotion from customers and toymakers. In the end, it lost hold on both.

Toys R Us’ status as the most important toy store in town left it cavalier, if cocky at times, according to conversations with former employees, executives and industry insiders, who spoke to CNBC on the condition of anonymity. It didn’t invest in its stores, even as it was adding to the fleet, leaving it vulnerable when new competition moved in.

The story begins with Lazarus, the store’s visionary who wanted the “R” written backward — an ode to childlike scrawl. Lazarus, who has been described as one of the great merchants of his time, expanded a baby furniture store he owned into a toy store. By 1978, he had created a toy superstore large enough to become a public company.

In its heyday in the 1980s and 1990s, it was the most important toy store in the country, if not the world. Its strength grew as competitors Kiddie City and Child World went out of business.


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Saudi Arabia reportedly deployed Twitter army against Khashoggi and other critics

Saudi Arabia deployed an online army to harass dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and other critics of the kingdom on Twitter, the New York Times reported on Saturday. A representative from the Saudi embassy in Washington did not respond to a request for comment. Saudi officials said on Saturday that Washington Post columnist Khashoggi died in a fight in its Istanbul consulate. Saud al-Qahtani, an adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, created the strategy behind the effort, the newspape


Saudi Arabia deployed an online army to harass dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and other critics of the kingdom on Twitter, the New York Times reported on Saturday. A representative from the Saudi embassy in Washington did not respond to a request for comment. Saudi officials said on Saturday that Washington Post columnist Khashoggi died in a fight in its Istanbul consulate. Saud al-Qahtani, an adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, created the strategy behind the effort, the newspape
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Saudi Arabia reportedly deployed Twitter army against Khashoggi and other critics

Saudi Arabia deployed an online army to harass dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi and other critics of the kingdom on Twitter, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

The efforts to attack Khashoggi and other influential Saudis, and sway public opinion against them on the social media service, included a so-called troll farm based in Riyadh and a suspected spy within Twitter that the kingdom utilized to monitor user accounts, the New York Times reported.

Twitter declined to comment. A representative from the Saudi embassy in Washington did not respond to a request for comment.

Saudi officials said on Saturday that Washington Post columnist Khashoggi died in a fight in its Istanbul consulate. Turkish officials say Khashoggi was assassinated and dismembered by Saudi security forces.

The Times reported Saudi operatives began a social media campaign to harass critics in 2010. Saud al-Qahtani, an adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, created the strategy behind the effort, the newspaper said, citing U.S. and Saudi officials.

Qahtani was one of five officials Saudi King Salman has fired, according to Saudi state media, following the global controversy over Khashoggi’s disappearance.

The Times also cited a report by the consultancy firm McKinsey & Co that discussed public perception of economic austerity measures announced by Saudi Arabia in 2015.

The newspaper, which obtained a copy of the nine-page report, said sentiment was more negative than positive, and that the conversation was driven by three people the report identified.

After the McKinsey report was issued, one of the three was arrested, a second said the government arrested two of his brothers and hacked his cellphone, and the third Twitter account was shut down, according to The Times.

McKinsey said in a statement that it was “horrified” by the possibility its report was used to target individuals and that it was not prepared for any government entity. McKinsey said it was investigating how and with whom the document was shared.

“We were never commissioned by any authority in Saudi Arabia to prepare a report of any kind or in any form to identify critics,” McKinsey said. “In our work with governments, McKinsey has not and never would engage in any work that seeks to target individuals based on their views.”


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Amid skepticism, Saudi official provides another version of Khashoggi death

As Saudi Arabia faced intensifying international skepticism over its story about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior government official laid out a new version of the death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that in key respects contradicts previous explanations. An hour later, another Saudi official attributed the death to a chokehold, which the senior official reiterated. Asked by Reuters why the government’s version of Khashoggi’s death kept changing, the official said the g


As Saudi Arabia faced intensifying international skepticism over its story about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior government official laid out a new version of the death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that in key respects contradicts previous explanations. An hour later, another Saudi official attributed the death to a chokehold, which the senior official reiterated. Asked by Reuters why the government’s version of Khashoggi’s death kept changing, the official said the g
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Amid skepticism, Saudi official provides another version of Khashoggi death

As Saudi Arabia faced intensifying international skepticism over its story about the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a senior government official laid out a new version of the death inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul that in key respects contradicts previous explanations.

The latest account, provided by a Saudi official who requested anonymity, includes details on how the team of 15 Saudi nationals sent to confront Khashoggi on Oct. 2 had threatened him with being drugged and kidnapped and then killed him in a chokehold when he resisted.

A member of the team then dressed in Khashoggi’s clothes to make it appear as if he had left the consulate.

After denying any involvement in the disappearance of Khashoggi, 59, for two weeks, Saudi Arabia on Saturday morning said he had died in a fistfight at the consulate. An hour later, another Saudi official attributed the death to a chokehold, which the senior official reiterated.

Turkish officials suspect the body of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was cut up but the Saudi official said it was rolled up in a rug and given to a “local cooperator” for disposal.

Asked about allegations that Khashoggi had been tortured and beheaded, he said preliminary results of the investigation did not suggest that.

The Saudi official presented what he said were Saudi internal intelligence documents which appeared to show the initiative to bring back dissidents as well as the specific one involving Khashoggi. He also showed testimony from those involved in what he described as the 15-man team’s cover-up, and the initial results of an internal probe. He did not provide proof to substantiate the findings of the investigation and the other evidence.

This narrative is the latest Saudi account that has changed multiple times. The authorities initially dismissed reports that Khashoggi had gone missing inside the consulate as false and said he had left the building soon after entering. When the media reported a few days later that he had been killed there, they called the accusations “baseless.”

Asked by Reuters why the government’s version of Khashoggi’s death kept changing, the official said the government initial account was based on “false information reported internally at the time.”

“Once it became clear these initial mission reports were false, it launched an internal investigation and refrained from further public comment,” the official said, adding that the investigation is continuing.

Turkish sources say the authorities have an audio recording purportedly documenting Khashoggi’s murder inside the consulate but have not released it.

Riyadh dispatched a high-level delegation to Istanbul on Tuesday and ordered an internal investigation but U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he is not satisfied with Saudi Arabia’s handling of Khashoggi’s death and said questions remain unanswered.

Germany and France on Saturday called Saudi Arabia’s explanation of how Khashoggi died incomplete.

According to the latest version of the death, the government wanted to convince Khashoggi, who moved to Washington a year ago fearing reprisals for his views, to return to the kingdom as part of a campaign to prevent Saudi dissidents from being recruited by the country’s enemies, the official said.

To that end, the official said, the deputy head of the General Intelligence Presidency, Ahmed al-Asiri, put together a 15-member team from the intelligence and security forces to go to Istanbul, meet Khashoggi at the consulate and try to convince him to return to Saudi Arabia.

“There is a standing order to negotiate the return of dissidents peacefully; which gives them the authority to act without going back to the leadership” the official said.

“Asiri is the one who formed the team and asked for an employee who worked with (Saud) al-Qahtani and who knew Jamal from the time they both worked at the embassy in London,” he said.

The official said Qahtani had signed off on one of his employees conducting the negotiations.


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New Zealand will not attend Saudi investment summit over Khashoggi death

New Zealand condemns the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives and will not be attending an investment summit in Saudi Arabia, the government said in a statement on Sunday. Khashoggi, a U.S. resident and Washington Post columnist critical of Riyadh’s policies, died inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Saudi state media said on Saturday. Trade Minister David Parker said in the statement no New Zealand officials will attend the upcoming Future Investment Initiative,


New Zealand condemns the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives and will not be attending an investment summit in Saudi Arabia, the government said in a statement on Sunday. Khashoggi, a U.S. resident and Washington Post columnist critical of Riyadh’s policies, died inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Saudi state media said on Saturday. Trade Minister David Parker said in the statement no New Zealand officials will attend the upcoming Future Investment Initiative,
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New Zealand will not attend Saudi investment summit over Khashoggi death

New Zealand condemns the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives and will not be attending an investment summit in Saudi Arabia, the government said in a statement on Sunday.

Khashoggi, a U.S. resident and Washington Post columnist critical of Riyadh’s policies, died inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, Saudi state media said on Saturday.

Trade Minister David Parker said in the statement no New Zealand officials will attend the upcoming Future Investment Initiative, an event in the Saudi capital of Riyadh being called Davos in the Desert.


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Trump threatens to pull US out of weapons pact with Russia, saying Moscow is violating the terms

President Donald Trump says he will pull the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. Trump says Moscow has violated the agreement, but provided no details. The 1987 pact helps protect the security of the U.S. and its allies in Europe and the Far East. It prohibits the United States and Russia from possessing, producing or test-flying a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of 300 to 3,400 miles. Said Trump: “We are going to terminate the agreement and t


President Donald Trump says he will pull the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. Trump says Moscow has violated the agreement, but provided no details. The 1987 pact helps protect the security of the U.S. and its allies in Europe and the Far East. It prohibits the United States and Russia from possessing, producing or test-flying a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of 300 to 3,400 miles. Said Trump: “We are going to terminate the agreement and t
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Trump threatens to pull US out of weapons pact with Russia, saying Moscow is violating the terms

President Donald Trump says he will pull the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia.

Trump says Moscow has violated the agreement, but provided no details.

The 1987 pact helps protect the security of the U.S. and its allies in Europe and the Far East. It prohibits the United States and Russia from possessing, producing or test-flying a ground-launched cruise missile with a range of 300 to 3,400 miles.

Trump made the announcement Saturday following a campaign stop in Elko, Nevada. National Security Adviser John Bolton was headed Saturday to Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia.

Said Trump: “We are going to terminate the agreement and then we are going to develop the weapons” unless Russia and China agree to a new deal.


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Icon Ventures’ Horowitz expands fund to stay relevant amid megafunds

Joe Horowitz is a venture capital traditionalist. But as megafunds and hundred-million-dollar rounds balloon valuations and flood the space, the Icon Ventures managing general partner finds himself fighting money with money. “If we don’t adjust to the reality of the implications of what the megafunds mean for us, we’re at risk for our business,” Horowitz told CNBC in an interview. Icon Ventures plans to announce the expansion of its most recent fund by an additional $110 million. “Venture capita


Joe Horowitz is a venture capital traditionalist. But as megafunds and hundred-million-dollar rounds balloon valuations and flood the space, the Icon Ventures managing general partner finds himself fighting money with money. “If we don’t adjust to the reality of the implications of what the megafunds mean for us, we’re at risk for our business,” Horowitz told CNBC in an interview. Icon Ventures plans to announce the expansion of its most recent fund by an additional $110 million. “Venture capita
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Icon Ventures' Horowitz expands fund to stay relevant amid megafunds

Joe Horowitz is a venture capital traditionalist.

He believes in best practices, business fundamentals and calculated bets. But as megafunds and hundred-million-dollar rounds balloon valuations and flood the space, the Icon Ventures managing general partner finds himself fighting money with money.

“If we don’t adjust to the reality of the implications of what the megafunds mean for us, we’re at risk for our business,” Horowitz told CNBC in an interview. “To be relevant today … you need enough capital.”

Icon Ventures plans to announce the expansion of its most recent fund by an additional $110 million. Icon’s Fund VI had previously closed at $265 million, but is now getting a 40 percent bump to $375 million in committed capital.

“When we look at the kind of rounds that we’re invested in — with some of the best firms on the planet — we need more capital,” said Horowitz.

Icon focuses on Series B and C rounds, and counts successful exits in companies like 41st Parameter and Calypto and in now-public companies like FireEye and Palo Alto Networks. The firm manages more than $1 billion in total.

But megafunds like SoftBank are raising the ante, inflating valuations and pushing the market toward correction, Horowitz said.

“I have a lot of respect for [SoftBank CEO] Masa Son, but the notion of $100 billion when success in our world is a $20 billion outcome — it’s a very different business,” he said. “Venture capital is more about metering in money at different size financings as the company demonstrates the right kind of progress.”

Icon’s newest financing will help the firm compete, though it won’t be shifting investment strategy soon. Horowitz said the extra $110 million will be invested in software, security and consumer deals — like much of its previous funding.

Icon will also look at the internet of things and blockchain applications that it finds “compelling and legitimate,” Horowitz said.


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UBS said to warn staff over China travel after banker held in Beijing

Swiss bank UBS Group AG has asked its China wealth management staff to reconsider their travel plans to the country after authorities there asked one of its bankers to delay her departure from Beijing to meet with local officials, a person familiar with the matter said. The banker, who is based in Singapore and works in the relationship management team in UBS’s wealth management unit, still has her passport, but was asked to remain in China and meet with local authority officials next week, the


Swiss bank UBS Group AG has asked its China wealth management staff to reconsider their travel plans to the country after authorities there asked one of its bankers to delay her departure from Beijing to meet with local officials, a person familiar with the matter said. The banker, who is based in Singapore and works in the relationship management team in UBS’s wealth management unit, still has her passport, but was asked to remain in China and meet with local authority officials next week, the
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UBS said to warn staff over China travel after banker held in Beijing

Swiss bank UBS Group AG has asked its China wealth management staff to reconsider their travel plans to the country after authorities there asked one of its bankers to delay her departure from Beijing to meet with local officials, a person familiar with the matter said.

The banker, who is based in Singapore and works in the relationship management team in UBS’s wealth management unit, still has her passport, but was asked to remain in China and meet with local authority officials next week, the person said. The identity and position of the banker were not known.

The purpose of the meeting with authorities is not clear, but the bank has asked others in its China wealth management team to review their travel plans carefully.

No other units in the bank, including back office or asset management teams, have been asked to re-consider existing travel plans. A UBS spokeswoman declined to comment.

The Swiss bank is the largest wealth manager operating in Asia, with $383 billion of assets under management, according to Asian Private Banker magazine, ahead of Citigroup, Credit Suisse, HSBC and Julius Baer.

The meeting also comes as UBS has been building up its presence in China.

Last week it moved a step closer to becoming the first bank to take majority ownership of its China joint venture under new rules designed to open up the sector, when two of its current partners put their stakes up for sale.

Any deal on the stakes will need the approval of Chinese authorities, who are yet to give the green light for the 51 percent shareholding.


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Trump blasts Democrats on immigration amid migrant caravan crisis

Amid worsening tensions in the White House over refugees from Guatemala and Honduras flocking to the border, Trump took to Twitter and blamed Democrats for being weak on border security. With the November midterms just 17 days away, Trump has become more vocal about the border crisis. I want to build a wall,” Trump told the crowd. Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden was also in Nevada, headlining a get-out-the vote rally for Democrats in Las Vegas. Trump has reportedly become frustrated b


Amid worsening tensions in the White House over refugees from Guatemala and Honduras flocking to the border, Trump took to Twitter and blamed Democrats for being weak on border security. With the November midterms just 17 days away, Trump has become more vocal about the border crisis. I want to build a wall,” Trump told the crowd. Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden was also in Nevada, headlining a get-out-the vote rally for Democrats in Las Vegas. Trump has reportedly become frustrated b
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Trump blasts Democrats on immigration amid migrant caravan crisis

President Donald Trump on Saturday launched a new salvo in the fierce battle over immigration, blasting Democrats for obstructing his efforts to secure the border as thousands of Central American migrants flooded the dividing line between the U.S. and Mexico.

Amid worsening tensions in the White House over refugees from Guatemala and Honduras flocking to the border, Trump took to Twitter and blamed Democrats for being weak on border security. Calling attention to the “horrors taking place on the border,” the president urged Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, to work with the White House on a solution.

With the November midterms just 17 days away, Trump has become more vocal about the border crisis. At an election rally on Friday in front of thousands of supporters in Arizona, a state bordered by Mexico.

“Democrats want to throw your borders wide open to criminals. I want to build a wall,” Trump told the crowd. “The Democrats don’t care that a flood of illegal immigration is going to bankrupt our country.”

The president held a rally in rural Nevada on Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, former Vice President Joe Biden was also in Nevada, headlining a get-out-the vote rally for Democrats in Las Vegas.

The president and Republicans are trying to fire up their base ahead of next month’s hotly-contested election, in an effort to stave off a possible “blue wave” that could see Democrats elected in large numbers.

Trump has reportedly become frustrated by efforts to stymie his tough stance on immigration, an issue that launched his 2016 election bid. Several publications this week reported an expletive-filled shouting match between White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Adviser John Bolton over the issue, sparking new concerns Kelly could resign.

In September, the president signed a spending bill to keep the government open, despite previously calling the measure “ridiculous” because it did not include funding for a wall along the southern border. White House budget director Mick Mulvaney told CNBC shortly after the House followed the Senate in passing the funding measure that the administration would take up the wall issue after the midterms.


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Story Exchange: How to seriously make a difference through your work

Sherri Franklin was running a successful San Francisco hair salon when she realized something: Work just wasn’t as satisfying as it used to be. What was rewarding, though, was volunteering at the local animal shelter. “I just go mad for the dogs,” she says, particularly the old ones with gray or white faces. “Old dogs are my calling.” More from The Story Exchange:Muttville’s startup story5 Sources of Money for Your StartupGood on the GroundResearch shows that old dogs over 7 are often considered


Sherri Franklin was running a successful San Francisco hair salon when she realized something: Work just wasn’t as satisfying as it used to be. What was rewarding, though, was volunteering at the local animal shelter. “I just go mad for the dogs,” she says, particularly the old ones with gray or white faces. “Old dogs are my calling.” More from The Story Exchange:Muttville’s startup story5 Sources of Money for Your StartupGood on the GroundResearch shows that old dogs over 7 are often considered
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Story Exchange: How to seriously make a difference through your work

Sherri Franklin was running a successful San Francisco hair salon when she realized something: Work just wasn’t as satisfying as it used to be.

What was rewarding, though, was volunteering at the local animal shelter. “I just go mad for the dogs,” she says, particularly the old ones with gray or white faces. “Normal people have a reaction to puppies,” she says. “Old dogs are my calling.” She spent hours walking an old basset-beagle mix named Heidi — and was heartbroken to arrive at the shelter one day and learn that her furry friend had been euthanized.

More from The Story Exchange:

Muttville’s startup story

5 Sources of Money for Your Startup

Good on the Ground

Research shows that old dogs over 7 are often considered “unadoptable” and put down even if they are in good health with friendly personalities. Motivated by grief, Franklin became committed to changing that statistic, even though her job experience entailed managing salons, cutting hair and (generally speaking) dealing with humans. “It was a leap of faith,” she says. But, “I had a burning feeling that I had to try.”


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