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  • Strike at China sneaker factory snowballs

    BEIJING (AP) — A strike at the Chinese factories of the world's biggest athletic shoe maker snowballed Thursday to about 30,000 workers, a labor group said, making it one of the largest-ever work stoppages at a private business in China. Workers in the southern city of Dongguan want...

  • The Gap and JPMorgan are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE JPMorgan Chase & Co., down $2.10 to $55.30 The nation's largest bank fell short of profit and revenue expectations as fee-based income took a hit across...

  • Lands' End starts trading as public company

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lands' End shares are falling in its first day as a separate public company after being spun off from Sears. The company's stock dropped $2.17, or 6.8 percent, to $29.50 in Monday morning trading. Lands' End was publicly traded before Sears Holdings Corp. purchased it in 2002...

  • Penney teams up with Elle Macpherson for lingerie

    NEW YORK (AP) — J.C. Penney is hoping that some supermodel magic will win over shoppers in the lingerie department. The beleaguered department store chain is launching an exclusive lingerie collection in the U.S. with a partnership with Elle Macpherson, who along with Christy Turlington,...

  • Mandatory Kim Jong Un haircuts a baldfaced lie?

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's distinctive hairstyle is the 'do of the day on the Internet, thanks to a viral report that every male university student in the capital is now under orders to get a buzz just like it. But it appears the barbers of Pyongyang aren't exactly...

  • H&M profits, costs up in first quarter

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB says its first-quarter profits rose by 8 percent, even though technology investments linked to online sales wiped out some of the gains. Net profit in the December-February period was 2.65 billion kronor (412 million), up from 2.46...

  • Levi Strauss to eliminate about 800 jobs

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Levi Strauss & Co. will eliminate about 800 jobs, almost 20 percent of its non-retail and non-manufacturing employees, over the next 12 to 18 months. The privately held company said that its restructuring plan will help it become more competitive, lower costs and improve...

  • Prosecutor: overturn Dolce, Gabbana conviction

    MILAN (AP) — A Milan prosecutor has asked an appellate court to overturn a tax fraud conviction and jail sentence against designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The ANSA news agency says prosecutor Gaetano Santamaria made the unexpected request during closing arguments Tuesday, calling...

  • The Obama-Mao T-shirt that Chinese officials didn't want Michelle Obama to see

    While first lady Michelle Obama was visiting the Great Wall of China, Chinese officials ordered souvenir vendors to remove t-shirts featuring President Obama in a Mao hat.

  • Va. professor champions shoes with GPS tracking

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Andrew Carle, an assistant professor at George Mason University and a consultant on senior housing issues, is always looking for new technology to improve the lives of the elderly. He's even coined a term for his life's work: "nana technology." "I've always tried to close...

  • Big Ideas: On partner homicide, fashion and e-cigarettes

    Janine Zweig for the Urban Institute's MetroTrends blog: Just like O.J. Simpson's 1994 trial for the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, Olympian Oscar Pistorius' trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp has catapulted intimate partner homicide back into the news. Simpson was acquitted...

  • Strong demand helps Nike 3Q beat Wall Street view

    BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Nike said strong global demand for its athletic goods helped third-quarter net income beat Wall Street expectations as it readies for the World Cup in June. The soccer tournament, held in Brazil this year, has revved up shoppers' appetite for Nike's clothing and gear....

  • Rolling Stones scrap show after L'Wren Scott death

    LONDON (AP) — The Rolling Stones on Tuesday canceled the first date on their Australian tour after the death of fashion designer L'Wren Scott, Mick Jagger's girlfriend. The designer, whose company was heavily in debt, was found dead in her New York apartment Monday in an apparent suicide....



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