Stores that cater to the cash-strapped middle and working classes are struggling, while higher-end shops are thriving.
After dipping into the world of 'Fifty Shades of Grey,' it's yanking a vendor's line of leather collars and harnesses.
Many value investors thought a new CEO could turn around an old-time retailer in a changing industry. They were wrong.
Sometimes real estate is more valuable than the retail business.
He may be a hedge fund billionaire, but as the CEO of a major retailer he has built a dysfunctional corporate culture.
Physical bookstores are important to both the public and the publishing industry, and reportedly help online book sales.
They're joining a 17-company North American alliance aimed at heading off more disasters in the country's economically critical textile industry.
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