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  • PARIS, April 20- L'Oreal said on Monday the market for mass beauty products in western Europe had slowed in the early part of the year but was still growing moderately in North America as it posted a 14.1 percent rise in first-quarter sales. The maker of Garnier shampoo and Maybelline, whose figures broadly met expectations, received a boost from the weak euro and...

  • PARIS, April 20- L'Oreal posted a 14.1 percent rise in first-quarter sales on Monday, helped by the weak euro and resilient demand for luxury goods products such as Yves Saint Laurent's Black Opium perfume. The maker of Garnier shampoo and Maybelline make-up said the market for mass consumer goods had declined slightly in Western Europe but was still growing...

  • Drought to hit yet another big California industry Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 11:29 AM ET
    Dry, cracked earth runs between wilting cotton plants on an abandoned farm near Firebaugh, California.

    California's cotton crop is hurting, and that could become a problem for an industry the state dominates: high-end apparel manufacturing.

  • How buoyant is the superyacht market? Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 11:50 AM ET
    How buoyant is the superyacht market?

    Xavier Calloc'h, director of Yacht Investor, talks about the rise in interest in superyachts - and who is buying.

  • Can Adidas be 'cool' again? One exec thinks so Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 1:36 PM ET
    An Adidas Store is shown at the Galleria Mall in Houston.

    Can Adidas recover from 7 percent sales slip to become 'cool' again in the U.S.?

  • Want a custom suit? Good luck finding a tailor Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    Custom suit

    Prices are rising for custom suits, and it's taking longer to make them, because there is a shortage of quality tailors.

  • Would you wear couture made from bits of old car? Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 11:24 AM ET

    From meat dresses to double-denim and fluorescent pink faux fur. It’s safe to say that the fashion industry has seen it all… or has it?

  • PARIS, Feb 13- French cosmetics giant L'Oreal on Friday said it expected the weak euro and slump in oil prices to boost consumption in many regions such as Western Europe and help it increase profits substantially this year. The maker of Lancome cream and Yves Saint Laurent perfume said sales in Western Europe, where it made a third of revenue, enjoyed their...

  • UA's celebrity image plan: CEO Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 7:46 AM ET
    UA's celebrity image plan: CEO

    Kevin Plank, Under Armour CEO, discusses celebrity endorsement deals, including Tom Brady and competing with Nike.

  • Under Armour's fitness connection: CEO Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 7:32 AM ET
    Under Armour's fitness connection: CEO

    Wearables will equal apparel one day, says Kevin Plank, Under Armour CEO, discussing his company's digital fitness strategy.

  • Swatch CEO: SNB's move is a tourism disaster Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 4:20 AM ET
    Swatch CEO: SNB's move is a tourism disaster

    Nick Hayek Jr, CEO of Swatch Group, says the Swiss Franc is a "psychological problem" following the SNB's recent move.

  • These sectors will be hit by the SNB's shock move Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 3:15 AM ET
    These sectors will be hit by the SNB's shock move

    Jon Cox, head of European consumer equities at Kepler Cheuvreux, discusses the sectors that will be hard-hit by the Swiss National Bank's move to end the franc's euro peg.

  • 'Nanowire' clothing could cut your heating bills Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    A woman braces from the cold during the morning commute in New York City November 25, 2013 as temperatures dropped into the lower 30's(F).

    Scientists coated fabric with a nearly invisible substance that can supercharge winter clothing and cut down on household heating.

  • Which US retailer is poised for a holiday haul? Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:32 PM ET
    Which US retailer is poised for a holiday haul?

    Paul Swinand, Equity Analyst at Morningstar, expects Macy's and Target to see good sales in the upcoming holiday season while Kohl's may continue to struggle. He also explains what that means for investment strategy.

  • Nike earnings beat estimates; shares edge higher Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    Nike reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday.

  • Matching luxe handbags—for you and Fido Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 3:13 PM ET
    Your own handbag plus a miniature replica ‘pawbag’ for your pooch.

    Just when you thought the pampered pet craze had gone too far, a luxury company has just come up with a new badge of excess: The pawbag.

  • Lululemon forecasts lower first-quarter results Thursday, 27 Mar 2014 | 7:18 AM ET
    A sign is displayed on a Lululemon Athletica Inc. store in Pasadena, California.

    Lululemon Athletica forecast lower-than-expected current-quarter results, after posting a profit that was almost unchanged from a year earlier.

  • Not pretty: Tiffany swings to a loss on legal woes Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    Customers carry Tiffany & Co. shopping bags outside the company's flagship store in New York, March 18, 2014.

    Tiffany reported a loss in the fourth quarter, due primarily to losing an arbitration ruling involving The Swatch Group.

  • Nike warns FX fluctuations to slam profit Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 4:34 PM ET
    Nike sneakers sit on display at a Foot Locker store inside the South Park Mall in Strongsville, Ohio, March 4, 2014.

    Nike reported third-quarter earnings of 76 cents per share on revenue of $6.97 billion, outpacing Street estimates.

  • Luxury brands dogged by FX: Pro Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 3:40 AM ET
    Luxury brands dogged by FX: Pro

    Allegra Perry, managing director at Cantor Fitzgerald, says currency movements have had a negative effect on luxury brands' earnings.