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Simpler 'buy' buttons aim to make mobile shopping less painful

smh.com.au — Companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are trying to bridge the gap between smartphone browsing and desktop purchases. Photo: Liz Grauman / The New York Times Denise Chapman, a director at a US advertising agency, is afraid to count how many hours of each day she spends on her mobile phone, browsing for clothes or gifts.

New, Simple ‘Buy’ Buttons Aim to Entice Mobile Shoppers

nytimes.com — SAN FRANCISCO - Denise Chapman, a director at a San Diego advertising agency, is afraid to count how many hours of each day she spends on her mobile phone, browsing for clothes or gifts. But when it comes time to actually buy something, instead of using her iPhone, she fires up an aging Dell computer that sits on a desk in her family's kitchen.

Nike Chairman, Set to Exit, Wants Chief as Successor

nytimes.com — Philip H. Knight, Nike 's co-founder and chairman, said on Tuesday that he planned to step down, and that he wanted to pass the company's reins to Mark Parker, the president and chief executive.

Lululemon Recalls Elastic Drawstrings in Women’s Tops

nytimes.com — The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on Thursday a recall of elastic drawstrings in about 318,000 women's tops from Lululemon Athletica that could snap back and cause eye and face injuries. There have been seven reported incidents of injuries to the face and eye from the metal- or plastic-tipped drawstrings in women's hoodies and other tops, the commission said in a recall notice on its website.

Takata is said to have stopped safety audits as cost-saving move

business-standard.com — Read more about Takata is said to have stopped safety audits as cost-saving move on Business Standard. Company says it conducted regular reviews of product quality and safety and that the halted global audits referred to in the report relate only to worker safety, not product quality or safety

Takata Is Said to Have Stopped Safety Audits as Cost-Saving Move

nytimes.com — In the middle of what would become the largest automotive recall in American history, the Japanese airbag manufacturer Takata halted safety audits to save money, according to internal company emails cited in a report published on Monday by a Senate committee.

Gap’s Fashion-Backward Moment

nytimes.com — At 8:50 on a Wednesday morning, nearly two dozen shoppers hovered in front of H&M's new global flagship store on the corner of West 34th Street and Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan, eager to get inside as soon as the doors were unlocked at 9.

Airbag Death in Honda Rental Car Reveals a Gap

nytimes.com — Honda Motor confirmed on Friday that an airbag rupture killed the driver of a rented 2001 Civic in September 2014, making it the eighth death linked to faulty airbags made by the Japanese supplier Takata. Jewel Brangman, 26, died after the driver-side airbag inflater in her rental car ruptured in a crash on Sept.

Gap to close 175 stores in North America

houstonchronicle.com — Gap announced Monday that it planned to close one-fourth of its stores in North America over the next few years, potentially affecting thousands of jobs, as the brand struggles to turn around a business mired in a long sales slump.

Gap to close 175 stores in North America

smh.com.au — Gap will shutter 175 of its 675 Gap stores in North America, of which about 140 will close in the current fiscal year, which ends in January. Photo: Supplied Gap announced on Monday that it planned to close one-fourth of its stores in North America over the next few years, potentially affecting thousands of jobs, as the brand struggles to turn around a business mired in a long sales slump.
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Jul 05, 2015

@AndrewDasNYT @jonathanmahler Yes, Sawa debuted w/ Yomiuri Beleza at 12 & first played on national team at 15. This is her 6th World Cup.

Jul 05, 2015

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Jul 05, 2015

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Jul 05, 2015

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RT @nytimes: Follow our #USAvJPN live blog for updates from the Women's World Cup final nyti.ms/1IZeNhU

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