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Study: Consumers Doubt Strength of Rebound

BIGresearch survey shows younger consumers are less pessimistic about the economy.

Tim BessDoneger, MAGIC, men's sportswear, Tim Bess, Lori Medici, Steve Hooper, Perry Ellis, DKNY International, Leonard Kang, Christopher Lena Shirt Co., Ron Rheingold, Weatherproof

Conservative Looks Rule Men's Sportswear for Fall 2010

Gray and plaid dominate the fashion trends for fall, with a hint of brown to come.

Henkel EBIT Gains 38.6 Percent

Operating profits from cosmetics and toiletries grew 2.9 percent.

Euromonitor Forecasts:
The Year Ahead

Euromonitor predicts that skin care is the beauty category with the most global growth potential between 2009 and 2014.

Jones Shares Fall Thurs. on Revised Profits Outlook

Jones Apparel Group Inc. said that fourth-quarter profits could miss Wall Street’s expectations.

Casey Chroust

Emerging Nations: The Year Ahead

Select countries in Asia, South America and Eastern Europe are fastest-growing consumer economies, and a prime markets for brands to explore.

Country Focus: China

China experienced a lightning-quick rise to become a world economic power, but now it faces continuing trade tensions with the U.S. and the European Union.

Zale Corp.: The Year Ahead

The entire jewelry sector suffered in 2009 but, while its rivals saw signs of improvement, the suffering at Zale Corp. only seemed to get worse.

Washington DC: The Year Ahead

Congressional action on comprehensive financial regulatory reform was thrown into question last week after Democrats lost a Senate seat.

Macroeconomics:
The Year Ahead

Financial executives expect a slow recovery in 2010, but there are still concerns for the back half of the new year.

Credit: The Year Ahead

For much of 2009, the savings rate was up to between 4 percent and 5 percent, and many consumers have weaned themselves away from credit.

Comparisons: The Year Ahead

The pressure is building on retail stocks and Wall Street is beginning to turn its attention back to the sales line.

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