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  • Getting a rush out of sneaky theft

    Getting a rush out of sneaky theft
    Trying on shoes at a department store, I was struck by how long it took for the salesperson to return from the stock room. "Where did he go?" I asked author Rachel Shteir, my new shopping companion. "Now, if you wanted to steal those, you would just...
  • The plus-size mystery in women's fashion

    The plus-size mystery in women's fashion
    By the numbers it just doesn't seem right. Nearly 65% of American women are overweight, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and of those, more than 35% are obese. Yet most designer collections end at size 10. And on hundreds of high-...
  • Fashion Diary: Where to find the fall season's best looks

    Fashion Diary: Where to find the fall season's best looks
    This fall, fashion is a bit schizophrenic. On one hand, you have "Mad Men" beauties in retro full skirts, tight sweaters and kitten heels. On the other hand, you have "Mad Max" beasties in cargo pants, shaggy fur vests, animal prints and tough-looking...
  • Cotton that's kinder to the planet

    Cotton that's kinder to the planet
    Leather, tulle and silk may be the stuff of runway dreams, but when it comes to most U.S. apparel, cotton is king. Almost 75% of clothing sold in the U.S. contains at least some of the tufty fiber, according to the 2010 Cotton Inc. Retail Monitor, a...
  • Book calendar events for the week of May 15, 2011

    Words & Ideas SUNDAY April Dammann: The author of "Exhibitionist: Earl Stendahl, Art Dealer as Impresario" will discuss and sign her new book. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., L.A. 3 p.m. Free. (310) 576-9960. Betty White: The Emmy-winning actress...
  • Report: Dollar bills, receipts tainted with BPA

    Report: Dollar bills, receipts tainted with BPA
    Fifty percent of thermal paper receipts and most dollar bills tested in a new study are tainted with Bisphenol A, according to a report released on March 30, by the Washington Toxics Coalition. BPA, a chemical that disrupts hormones and has been linked...
  • Six Wal-Mart heirs are wealthier than U.S.' entire bottom 30%

     
    As Americans fret over how to tax the rich and Occupy protesters rail against the 1%, new reports find that the definition of wealth is a tenuous one. According to analysis from labor economist Sylvia Allegreto with UC Berkeley, based on the most recent...
  • Wal-Mart investigating its overseas operations, SEC filing says

     
    Discount giant Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said its operations overseas may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a federal law dealing with bribery and accounting rules for American companies doing business abroad. In a quarterly filing with the...
  • Senate takes first step toward forcing Amazon to pay tax

     
    With lobbyists for Amazon.com Inc. watching silently, the Florida Senate on Thursday took the first step toward trying to force the Internet giant and other online retailers to collect state sales taxes. The Senate Finance and Tax committee introduced a...
  • L.A. gives Wal-Mart permits for Chinatown store despite concerns

     
    Despite efforts by L.A. City Council members to throw up roadblocks, retail giant Wal-Mart has secured the construction permits needed to open its 33,000-square foot grocery in Chinatown, city officials said Friday....
  • Daum: When being authentic requires work

    Want to be authentic? Good luck! These days it takes deliberate effort, focus, even a long-term commitment to change. This might sound surprising to those of you who associate authenticity with just being yourself, but misconceptions about authenticity...