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In Brief: Master P Strikes Back... Tarrant Fights Delisting... Finish Line CEO..

Rapper Master P answered allegations of trademark infringement that Pepe Jeans London LLC made against him with a countersuit.

Crisis Imperils Retail Plans for Global Growth

S&P Retail Index off 6.2 percent Tuesday.

EBay Plans Layoffs

Auction site also to buy Bill Me Later site.

Daily Stock Wrap

Top gainers and losers.

Baugur Seeks to Allay Fears

Baugur investment firm caught up in Icelandic crisis.

In Brief: PPR Loses Falque-Pierrot... Eco Style... Waverly Sold to Iconix...

PPR is losing Thierry Falque-Pierrotin, head of the Redcats mail order division... NexCen Brands Inc. has completed the sale of Waverly.

Morellato Bolsters Management

Matteo Morandi joins Morellato & Sector SpA as general manager of watches and licenses..

Lauder Compensation Disclosed

William Lauder, president and chief executive officer of the Estée Lauder Cos. until March, saw his total compensation increase in fiscal 2008 to $9.2 million.

Retail Stocks Drop on Credit, Holiday Fears

Dow falls 3.6 percent.

economy, Bailout,

House Passes Banking Bailout

Economic gloom still presses down on retail shares Friday.

Retail Financial Chiefs Report Tighter Credit

36 percent of U.S. retailers already have or plan to close stores this year, according to accounting and consulting firm BDO Seidman LL.

Iconix Ends Rampage License With Hansel

Rampage, owned by Iconix Brand Group Inc., will have a new licensee beginning with the spring 2009 collection.

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