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Add one more to the list of brands dumping Trump: PVH Corp., or Phillips-Van Heusen, the clothing conglomerate behind Trump's brand of mid-priced menswear.
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Actress Jessica Alba has quickly built a personal $200 million fortune, and she’s done it the hard way, in a field that has nothing to do with showbiz: selling natural, nontoxic household goods to helicopter parents.
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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon has been talking about a possible pay raise for the company's workers for months now. On Thursday morning, as the Bentonville, Ark.-based retail giant released its earnings, he made it official, boosting 500,000 associates to $9 hourly pay.
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Spanish fast fashion chain Zara is in damage control mode after selling a children's shirt with a yellow star embellishment that drew comparisons to a Holocaust concentration camp uniform.
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First came the 3D-printed gun and 3-D printed internal organs. Now, better late than never: the 3D-printed engagement ring -- or pearl pendant, or diamond necklace, or really any piece of jewelry you can fathom
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Mattel recently reported a lag in revenues for their perennial bestselling Barbie doll. Could this have something to do with the subsequent appearance of two very different but equally alarming incarnations of the pony-tailed beauty?
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Web favorite BaubleBar is set to open retail stores to complement its online business, starting out with a 1,200-square-foot outpost in Long Island's Roosevelt Field Mall, one of the largest shopping centers in the country.
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While Lands' End and other rivals struggle, 102-year-old L.L. Bean is thriving, thanks to a trendy boot--and an old-school workforce that doesn't cut corners.
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After many months of limbo, mustachioed exhibitionist Dov Charney has officially been given the boot at hipster clothing chain American Apparel.
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Walmart's low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15.
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I've heard this before.  I do wonder about the turnover rate at Walmart.   Are many people using it as a stepping stone to a better job?  If so this criticism needs to be reanalyzed.  Could it be Walmart is developing more and better employees for better paying jobs faster than any government program ever has?  I am just wondering out loud here since I have to think lower echelon Walmart employees are looking for a way up and out asap. 
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Today in #retail:
Gap Inc.'s decision to boost its minimum hourly pay to $10 wasn't purely altruistic. Across its five fashion brands, sales associates are responsible for, as the company puts it, "building the bridge between our in-store and digital shopping experience."
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Today in #retail doom and gloom (well, for some):
Thanks to a proliferation of press attention, it may often seem like Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and farmers markets peddling organic kale are today’s favored grocery shopping destinations. But that's not so.
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    English Lit and History, 2001 - 2005
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  • Columbia University
    Journalism, 2009 - 2010
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