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  • Former American Apparel lender urges retailer to look at 'strategic options'

    Former American Apparel lender urges retailer to look at 'strategic options'
    Hedge fund Lion Capital has nominated one of its founders for a seat on the American Apparel Inc. board and is pushing the Los Angeles retailer to weigh "strategic alternatives," presumably including a sale of the company. The London-based Lion...
  • Company apologizes for use of Challenger explosion photo

    Company apologizes for use of Challenger explosion photo
      American Apparel caused a furor Thursday after it posted on Tumblr a stylized photo of the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion along with light-hearted snapshots of Americana, apparently in reference to the July 4 holiday. It received complaints and...
  • Zooey Deschanel enters new territory

    Zooey Deschanel enters new territory
    She's the star of television's "New Girl" series, She & Him singer, HelloGiggles.com creative director and a red-carpet standout. Now, Zooey Deschanel is adding fashion designer to her considerable list of talents, with a new collection of dresses for...
  • March retail sales struggle to grow amid cool weather, later Easter

    Retailers had a middling March, watching their sales improve from a frigid February while struggling to beat their performance from the same month last year. Two main factors impeded growth last month, according to several reports released Thursday....
  • American Apparel fights to stay on NYSE, expects annual report delay

    American Apparel Inc. is fighting to retain its listing on the New York Stock Exchange while buried in negotiations over financing -- efforts that the Los Angeles retailer said would force it to file its annual report late. The clothing manufacturer and...
  • Staples to close up to 225 stores; February retail sales mixed

    Staples to close up to 225 stores; February retail sales mixed
    Office supply giant Staples Inc. is planning to close as many as 225 North American stores while slashing annualized costs by up to $500 million by the end of 2015. The Framingham, Mass., company, which has been pressured by online competitors such as...
  • Find discontinued treasures online

    Find discontinued treasures online
    Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Revlon has discontinued the colors of powdered blush and liquid makeup I have used for years. L'Oreal has discontinued the color of powder eye shadow I use, and Maybelline has discontinued my shade of Superstay 24 Color lip color....
  • American Apparel to appoint new directors, including first woman

    American Apparel to appoint new directors, including first woman
    American Apparel has disclosed the names of four new board members, including the first female director in the history of a company known for racy advertising. The board shake-up is part of a deal with New York investment firm Standard General, which...
  • American Apparel backer buys $10-million loan, helps prevent default

    American Apparel backer buys $10-million loan, helps prevent default
    A New York investment group has bought a $10-million loan as part of its efforts to shore up  American Apparel Inc.'s finances and keep it from teetering into bankruptcy. Standard General, which controls a nearly 44% stake in the Los Angeles clothing...
  • Charney investment deal doesn't guarantee return to American Apparel

    Charney investment deal doesn't guarantee return to American Apparel
    Ousted American Apparel Chief Executive Dov Charney has regained control of a large chunk of the company's stock, but that strategy has tethered him to the strategic vision of the investment firm that allowed him to buy those shares. Charney entered...
  • Hedge fund assures investors it has control over American Apparel

    Hedge fund assures investors it has control over American Apparel
    The corporate soap opera at American Apparel Inc. has taken another dramatic turn. Standard General, the hedge fund that appeared to be riding to ousted Chief Executive Dov Charney's defense, now is portraying itself as American Apparel's best hope...