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Dov Charney in S.E.C. Investigation, American Apparel Says

nytimes.com — The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the departure of Dov Charney, the founder of American Apparel who was ousted last year, the retailer said in a filing Wednesday.

Amex to Ask for Stay of Ruling Prohibiting Merchants From Promoting Other Cards

nytimes.com — The chief executive of American Express said on Wednesday that the company would seek a stay of a ruling that could ban a longstanding Amex practice: prohibiting merchants from encouraging customers to pay with lower-cost cards. Amex does not allow merchants that accept its cards to recommend paying with other cards, like Visa or MasterCard, which charge the merchants lower fees.

Judge to Approve $10 Million Settlement in Target Data-Breach Suit

nytimes.com — A Minnesota judge was set to approve on Thursday a $10 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought by shoppers against Target, which suffered an extensive data breach in 2013. Judge Paul A. Magnuson of Federal District Court will review the settlement Thursday morning, according to a motion filed overnight.

Target Plans to Raise Pay to at Least $9 an Hour

nytimes.com — Target said on Wednesday that it would increase the pay of its workers to at least $9 an hour, joining retailers like Walmart and TJX in raising its hourly wage in a more competitive job market and facing pressure from labor groups.

Adidas’s Exit From N.B.A. To Open Door To Its Rivals

nytimes.com — Adidas said Monday that it will not bid for a new contract with the N.B.A. when its deal expires in 2017, letting slip a high-profile partnership that has allowed it to outfit some of the country's top athletes.

Etsy’s Success Raises Problems of Credibility and Scale

nytimes.com — Depending on whom you ask, Alicia Shaffer, owner of the hit Etsy store Three Bird Nest, is a runaway success story - or an emblem of everything that has gone wrong with the fast-growing online marketplace for handmade goods.

Target Cutting 1,700 Jobs Mainly at Headquarters in Minneapolis

nytimes.com — Target announced in a filing on Tuesday that it was laying off 1,700 employees as part of a cost-cutting drive at its Minneapolis headquarters, the first in a wave of job cuts expected at the retailer over the next two years.

Why Japan�s Smartphones Haven�t Gone Global

nytimes.com — TOKYO - At first glance, Japanese cellphones are a gadget lover's dream: ready for Internet and e-mail, they double as credit cards, boarding passes and even body-fat calculators. But it is hard to find anyone in Chicago or London using a Japanese phone like a Panasonic, a Sharp or an NEC.

Target plans big job cuts in bid to be ‘more nimble’

buffalonews.com — Target said Tuesday that it would cut several thousand jobs over two years, mostly at its headquarters in Minneapolis, as it struggles to overcome a string of difficult years.The company also announced a revamping of its food business, describing grocery aisles more akin to a Whole Foods t...

Target Plans to Cut Jobs to Help Save $2 Billion

nytimes.com — Target said on Tuesday that it would cut several thousand jobs over two years, mostly at its headquarters in Minneapolis, as it struggles to overcome a string of difficult years. The company also announced a revamping of its food business, describing grocery aisles more akin to a Whole Foods than a suburban discount chain.
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Mar 31, 2015

RT @dicklp: Fascinating interview w/ Kazuo Ishiguro in @parisreview. Although it's hard to believe that he really says "gotten". theparisreview.org/interviews/582…

Mar 30, 2015

RT @souichiTJ: @HirokoTabuchi Japan does not have discrimination law. Unless it violates human rights, no action is taken. No-discrimination law is urgent

Mar 30, 2015

@JarodColdbreak @Mulboyne In London I had to pay just a month's deposit even tho I was a student..

Mar 30, 2015

To be clear, no-discrimination decision was made by Justice Ministry's Kyoto office on a complaint brought by a European exchange student.

Mar 30, 2015

@JarodColdbreak @Mulboyne To be fair, my husband & I had to pay 6 months' rent up front bc we're visitors in the U.S. & have no credit

Mar 30, 2015

Valley of the Dolls fam.ag/1CnMMQm A beautiful yet haunting dispatch on Japan's disappearing villages pic.twitter.com/sDdPtIrfGo

Mar 30, 2015

Japan's Justice Ministry says "No Foreigners" stipulation by landlords isn't discrimination 47news.jp/47topics/e/263… via @Mulboyne

Mar 30, 2015

Japan Faces 200-Year Wait for Fukushima Clean-Up--Technology to Decommission Melted-Down Reactors Does Not Exist. Oy. globalresearch.ca/japan-faces-20…

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