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  • Oct 14- Women's apparel retailer Ann Inc said it had entered into a confidentiality agreement with private equity firm Golden Gate Capital, a month after some hedge funds pushed the company to sell itself. Ann's shares were up about 7.4 percent at $39.50 in after market trading. Last month, hedge funds Red Alder LLC and Engine Capital urged Ann to consider selling...

  • Oct 14- Women's apparel retailer Ann Inc said it had entered into a non-disclosure agreement with private equity firm Golden Gate Capital, a month after some hedge funds pushed the company to sell itself. Last month, hedge funds Red Alder LLC and Engine Capital urged Ann to consider selling itself to a private equity firm or another apparel company, stepping up...

  • Will plunge in gas prices boost holiday retail? Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 3:46 PM ET

    Retail experts disagree on whether falling oil prices will bring in more foot traffic and help holiday sales.

  • NFL fanatics want (winner's) apparel     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    Despite recent scandals NFL merchandise is soaring. Doug Mack, Fanatics CEO, says sales of NFL gear are up 20 percent so far this season.

  • Oct 8- Gap Inc Chief Executive Glenn Murphy will retire in February and hand over the reins of the apparel retailer to its digital business head Art Peck, as the company looks to tap customers' increasing preference for online shopping. He will also join the board of the company, which owns fashion brands such as Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy.

  • Gap says Art Peck to succeed Glenn Murphy as CEO in Feb Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 4:19 PM ET

    Oct 8- Apparel retailer Gap Inc said Art Peck, who heads the company's growth, innovation and digital division, would take over as chief executive, effective Feb. 1. Peck will succeed Glenn Murphy, who will retire after heading the company for seven years, Gap said in a statement. Under Murphy's leadership, Gap expanded to 50 countries, including China, from about 10,...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday said it would consider whether a Muslim woman denied a job at an Abercrombie& Fitch Co clothing store because she wears a head scarf was required to specifically request a religious accommodation. The nine justices agreed to hear an appeal filed in the closely watched case by the U.S. Equal Employment...

  • Sept 29- Struggling apparel retailer American Apparel Inc said it had hired Scott Brubaker, a managing director at turnaround firm Alvarez& Marsal, as interim chief executive, three months after ousting controversial CEO and founder Dov Charney.

  • Nike's accelerating top line story     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    Kate McShane of Citigroup, breaks down Nike's better-than-expected Q1 earnings. McShane says gross margins really contributed to the results this quarter.

  • Champion sports stocks     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 12:38 PM ET

    After Nike's strong quarter, the FMHR traders take their positions in sports stocks, including Under Armour.

  • Cramer: Nike was layup short     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer breaks down Nike's better-than-expected quarterly earnings. Cramer says this stock was the layup short of all time and CEO Mark Parker is a great competitor.

  • Missing CEO: I didn't take money, I lost my phone! Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:06 AM ET
    Ultrasonic shoe company showroom.

    The missing chief executive of China's Ultrasonic has resurfaced in China to deny absconding with millions of dollars, saying he lost his phone.

  • Just don't do it: Nike puts Adrian Peterson on ice Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 2:57 PM ET
    Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings

    Nike said it had suspended its contract with National Football League athlete Adrian Peterson over allegations of child abuse.

  • LeBron has new shoes, but he can't touch Jordan Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 10:44 AM ET
    LeBron James unveils the LEBRON 12 on September 16, 2014, in Portland, Oregon.

    LeBron James may be one of the biggest names on the basketball court, but his shoe sales still can't touch No. 23.

  • LeBron unveils new shoe before restart with Cavs Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 7:24 AM ET
    Nike LeBron 12 shoes

    LeBron James will soon rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp but he had some business to take care of first.

  • Massacre humor?! Not all publicity is good Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 2:41 PM ET

    After Urban Outfitters's apparently faux-bloody Kent State sweatshirt, Carole Roth draws the line between humor and bad taste.

  • Lulu lacks store leadership: Analyst     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    Discussing Lululemon's Q2 earnings and how the retailer looks as an acquisition, with Sam Poser, Sterne Agee senior research analyst.

  • High stakes as runway fashion goes mainstream Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    Models walk the runway at the BCBG fashion show during MBFW Spring 2015 in New York.

    As New York Fashion Week has grown to include mainstream brands, the twice-a-year spectacle now encompasses both the high end and everyday.

  • Highlights from backstage and the runway in NY Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 9:08 AM ET
    A model poses backstage at the Marissa Webb fashion show during MBFW Spring 2014 in New York.

    It wasn't hard to imagine tossing on one of the lightweight dresses or swimsuits being worn on the runways during New York Fashion Week.

  • *Wet Seal names Edmond Thomas chief executive. Wet Seal said it had replaced CEO John Goodman with former CEO Edmond Thomas. Thomas, 61, was Wet Seal's CEO from 2007 to 2011 and its chief operating officer from 1992 to 2000. He was most recently a partner at private investment firm KarpReilly LLC and is on the board of women's apparel retailer New York& Co Inc..