Abercrombie & Fitch Co


  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday signaled support for a Muslim woman who filed a lawsuit after she was denied a job at an Abercrombie& Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons. The nine justices heard a one-hour argument in an appeal brought by the U.S. Equal Employment...

  • Justices appear to favor Muslim denied job over headscarf Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 1:57 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Have you heard the one about the Sikh, the Hasidic Jew, the Muslim and the nun who walked into a job interview? Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito channeled his inner stand-up comic Wednesday in indicating that he and most of the court would side with a Muslim woman who showed up for a job interview with Abercrombie& Fitch wearing a black headscarf.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- A Muslim woman denied a sales job at an Abercrombie& Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wears a head scarf has won the support of Christians, Jews, Sikhs and fellow Muslims as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear her case. The Supreme Court is due to hear a one-hour oral argument in the case on Wednesday, with a ruling due by the end of...

  • Port shutdown: These stocks likely to lose Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 8:54 AM ET
    A shipping container is loaded onto a truck at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, California.

    The West Coast port disruption this week will disrupt these retailers' inventory shipments ahead of the key spring selling season.

  • Markets move on hopes for Greek compromise Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 10:46 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    S&P futures moved on reports the EU Commission will offer Greece bailout extension.

  • Caution: Storm may batter this sector Tuesday, 27 Jan 2015 | 1:49 PM ET
    A man walking with a shovel in Brooklyn, New York the morning after a major winter storm on January 27, 2015.

    Retailers with a store footprint heavily skewed to the Northeast are most at risk to losing sales because of the snowstorm.

  • Early movers: WBA, K, CVEO, AAPL, GRUB & more Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 7:53 AM ET
    A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange reacts to an announcement from the Federal Reserve during the afternoon of March 19, 2014.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Parents furious over Play-Doh's retail blunder Tuesday, 30 Dec 2014 | 4:07 PM ET
    A box of Hasbro's Play-Doh is shown at a Target store in Rosemont, Ill.

    Click through to see some of retail's biggest gaffes over the years.

  • Holiday sales looking good, not great this year Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:11 AM ET
    Employees assist shoppers at the check-out counter of a Toys R Us store in New York.

    The National Retail Federation estimates holiday sales will be up 4.1 percent this year, compared with a 3.1-percent increase last year.

  • The top 5 CEO blunders of 2014: Exec Tuesday, 23 Dec 2014 | 5:11 PM ET
    Donald Sterling

    Charlie Harary, co-founder of H3 & Co., outlined the worst CEO mistakes that "butted up against" societal trends in 2014.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 18- Despite a disappointing Thanksgiving weekend, U.S. holiday sales may squeak by expectations if steeper and longer-running discounts lure enough shoppers. An uptick in last-minute shopping trips on the all-important weekend before Christmas is likely to benefit consumer electronics chains like Best Buy and home improvement retailers...

  • Hey, Sony—the 'e' in email stands for evidence Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 1:15 PM ET
    Angelina Jolie

    Lawyers often tell clients that the "e" in email stands for evidence. Here's how that evidence would play out for Sony in court.

  • Christmas countdown: Here's what shoppers want Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 12:59 PM ET
    Holiday shoppers are spending more on experiences, like painting classes, this season.

    With an abundance of sales happening early on this holiday season, some retailers may fare better than others.

  • US retailers curb holiday borrowing, avoid inventory glut Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    "We are just not seeing huge borrowings by anyone," said Irene Marks, managing director of retail finance at Wells Fargo Capital Finance, which committed $11 billion in loans to retailers this year. GE Capital's senior managing director of retail finance Tim Tobin estimated that the percentage of credit used by retailers they had loaned to was on par or below the...

  • Stop blaming store size for weak results: DDR CEO Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    A sign outside the Sears store at the Laguna Hills Mall, Laguna Hills, Calif.

    DDR CEO Dan Hurwitz said too much blame gets put on what the store looks like, when often it's what's inside that's the problem.

  • Midday movers: Abercrombie & Fitch, Conn's & more Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:37 PM ET

    Some of Tuesday's midday movers:

  • Dec 9- Abercrombie& Fitch Co Chief Executive Michael Jeffries, who transformed the teen apparel retailer from a drab sports brand into a fashion icon before running afoul of shoppers and investors, has stepped down after over two decades at the helm. Because I think that shift had already begun, " Simeon Siegel, a top-rated analyst from Nomura Equity Research, told...

  • RPT-BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1600 GMT /1100 ET Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    LONDON- Oil prices plumbed fresh five-year lows on Tuesday, prompting investors worried about the global economy and renewed political uncertainty in Greece to dump shares. LONDON- Greek share and sovereign bond markets plunge after the government brings forward a presidential vote, in a political gamble that heightens uncertainty over the country's...

  • Dec 9- Abercrombie& Fitch Co's controversial Chief Executive Michael Jeffries will retire with immediate effect, capping more than two decades of being at the helm of the teen apparel retailer that is now struggling to turn around. Abercrombie said on Tuesday that a team led by Executive Chairman Arthur Martinez would manage day-to-day operations until a new...

  • Abercrombie stock jumps after CEO exit Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 9:17 AM ET
    Michel Jeffries in 2005.

    Abercrombie & Fitch stock jumped after it announced its CEO would retire effective immediately.