Luxury retailers are getting pinched, as the economic slowdown and stock market volatility in China dampen spending among wealthy consumers. CNBC's Courtney Reagan reports.» Read More
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How bad is the economy? Even counterfeiters are shifting down to more ordinary goods. The NYT explains.
The trend of counterfeiting goes far beyond fake purses and watches and includes consumer products like baby formula and prescription medicine and industrial products like military components.
The notion that it is a victimless crime is patently false. Counterfeit products victimize almost everyone they encounter, from the assembly line to the cash register.
Counterfeiting is a multi-billion dollar business infiltrating the United States borders at an alarming rate. Watches, handbags, footwear and even medicines are among the top products making up more than $261 million worth of counterfeit products seized at US ports in 2009. And it's a growing problem.
With women growing tired of their over-worn wardrobes and the economy slowly ticking higher, sales of fashion accessories rose 17 percent in the first quarter, after ending the year 10 percent lower in 2009, according to an industry study.
The luxury Four Seasons Hotel on Tuesday debuted plans to expand its presence in Asia, where it will open 11 new hotels and resorts, President and COO Kathleen Taylor told CNBC.
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German luxury company MCM says it will market “comfortable luxury” and emphasize “heritage” to young professional women in its strategy for global expansion.
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