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Bebe Shares Advance Despite Profit Drop

Retailer beats consensus in second quarter as sales plummet 22.2%.

Retail Employment Rises in January

The entire retail sector added 42,100 jobs in January, while cuts continued in the textile industry.

Hermès Raises Profit Outlook

Hermès beat its full-year target with an 8.5 percent sales increase in 2009.

Daily Stock Wrap: February 4, 2010

The day's gainers and losers.

Timberland Scores Profit Gain in 4th Qtr.

Bottom-line increase comes despite decline in sales not foreseen by analysts.

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LVMH Profits Fall, Arnault Optimistic

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said net profits slid 13 percent last year amid a dramatic slowdown in luxury goods.

Retail Stocks Tumble Thursday

Investors drove down retail stocks 2.3 percent yesterday amid a rise in U.S. weekly jobless claims and worries about the economy in Europe.

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Avon's Prices, Pitches Lift 4th-Qtr. Profits

Avon’s message of "We’re Hiring" helped to grow its base of active representatives by 11 percent and boost profits.

Terry Lundgren Abercrombie & Fitch

Stores Finish Fiscal Year With Stronger Sales

Stores reporting comparable-store sales results Thursday generally cited progress compared with last year’s dismal numbers.

Unilever Profits Fall 24 Percent

Fourth-quarter sales in personal care division rose 6.5 percent.

Isetan Mitsukoshi Posts Nine-Month Loss

The retailer cited sluggish consumer spending.

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Polo Third-Quarter Net Rises

Polo reported a rise in third-quarter profits, but shares for the firm fell Wednesday on concerns about planned investments in Asia.

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