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  • Short sellers betting on back-to-school weakness Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    A back-to-school window display in New York City.

    Short sellers are upping their bets on retailers closely tied to the back-to-school season—despite the companies' positive forecasts.

  • Gap to open 40 stores in India Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:01 PM ET
    Mannequins wearing Gap Inc. track pants stand in a window display at a Gap store in Washington, D.C., U.S.

    Gap raised its full-year profit forecast, and said it would open 40 stores in India as part of its strategy to expand in emerging markets.

  • Aug 21- Apparel retailer Gap Inc raised its full-year profit forecast, encouraged by strong sales of its lower-priced Old Navy clothes, and said it would open 40 stores in India as part of its strategy to expand in emerging markets. Gap said it is partnering with Arvind Lifestyle Brand Ltd, a unit of textile manufacturer Arvind Ltd, for opening the stores in India.

  • Gap reports higher profit, plans India expansion Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO— Gap Inc. said its profit rose 10 percent in the second quarter as the clothing retailer cut expenses and managed to lift sales. The San Francisco- based company also said it plans to open Gap stores in India next year. The performance reflected a 5 percent decline at Gap, flat sales at Banana Republic, and growth of 4 percent at Old Navy.

  • Gap raises forecast as 2nd-qtr profit beats estimates Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    Aug 21- Teen apparel retailer Gap Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales and raised its full-year profit forecast, helped by strong sales of its low-priced Old Navy clothes. Comparable sales at Old Navy stores, which cater to a slightly older customer base, rose 4 percent in the second quarter ended Aug 2.

  • Little Leagues, big money: Series draws dollars Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 3:20 PM ET
    Mo'ne Davis of Pennsylvania pitches during the United States division game at the Little League World Series tournament at Lamade Stadium on August 20, 2014 in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

    The Little League Baseball World Series, which holds its championship this weekend, has become a big-money sports event.

  • Revival time? China hungry for luxury Swiss watches Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    Swiss watch exports to China saw a bumper 49 percent rise in July from the same time last year, industry figures show, a remarkable return to growth.

  • Ex-Aeropostale executive gets 8 years prison Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    Christopher Finazzo was also ordered to forfeit more than $25 million and pay the company $13.7 million in restitution.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- A former merchandising executive at teen apparel retailer Aeropostale Inc was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday after being convicted of defrauding the company and taking more than $25 million in kickbacks from a key vendor.

  • Bain Capital takes 50% stake in TOMS Shoes: Sources Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    Bain's investment will be used to accelerate TOMS' business program and support its philanthropic activities, a source said.

  • Golf sales hurting Dick's Sporting: Trader     Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    FMHR traders Pete Najarian and Josh Brown discuss declining golf sales in Dick's Sporting Goods, and their play on the stock.

  • Aug 18- Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale Inc said it had reappointed Julian Geiger as chief executive as it seeks to win back customers and stanch six quarters of losses.

  • Aug 18- Teen apparel retailer Aeropostale Inc said it had reappointed Julian Geiger as chief executive with immediate effect. Geiger, who was CEO of the retailer from 1996 to 2009, will replace Thomas Johnson, who has held the position since 2010..

  • Traders shorting these stocks ahead of earnings Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    Retailers make up about two thirds of the 20 most shorted companies announcing earnings this week. Here's the "short" list.

  • Lands' End shoppers, brace yourselves for more GQ Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    Lands' End said the August issue of GQ is already in the mail for customers who qualified for the "customer bonus offer."

  • JCP shares rally after earnings, revenue beat Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    The stronger-than-expected quarterly results have some analysts convinced that the retailer's turnaround is finally taking hold.

  • Cavalli in talks with sanctioned Russia bank: Report Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 1:10 AM ET
    Italian designer Roberto Cavalli.

    Italian designer Roberto Cavalli is in talks to sell a majority stake in his eponymous fashion house to VTB Capital.

  • American Apparel's 2nd-qtr loss bigger than expected Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 6:12 PM ET

    Aug 12- Struggling apparel retailer American Apparel Inc posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss as sales stagnate amid a corporate shakeup that started with the suspension of founder Dov Charney as chief executive.

  • 'Leopard King' may sell to sanctioned bank Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 5:28 PM ET
    Italian designer Roberto Cavalli.

    Italian designer Roberto Cavalli is in talks to sell a majority stake in his eponymous fashion house to VTB Capital.

  • How to turn Coach around     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Discussing Coach's earnings expectations and the overall health of the retailer, with Ike Boruchow, Sterne Agee senior research analyst.