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Retail Jobs Report Mixed in August

Specialty chains and department stores trimmed payrolls in August, while discounters added jobs as the nation’s unemployment rate fell slightly.

New Study Rates Fashion Brands' Mobile Sites

Tiffany & Co., Victoria’s Secret, The North Face and Pink are winning in the apparel and accessories mobile space.

Kering Move Weighs Heavily on Safilo Shares

Safilo lost more than 25 percent of its market capitalization on Wednesday, a day after Kering revealed plans to take back control of its eyewear business.

ICSC: Retail Sales Soar 4.8% in Week

Increase is largest since final seven days of 2011.

Confidence, Retail Sales Gain Traction

Better job prospects and cheaper gasoline could be putting consumers in a better mood for shopping as the second half of the retail year gets under way.

ICSC: Cheaper Gas Lifts Weekly Sales

Year-over-year sales rise 4.2 percent with sequential gain of 0.6 percent, according to ICSC.

Consumer Confidence Improves Again

The Consumer Confidence Index rose in August for the fourth consecutive month.

Report Finds E-commerce Draws Hedge Funds

The conclusion of the Nasdaq OMX report is contrary to the initial thought that e-commerce would attract traditional growth investors.

Activist Investor Key in Dollar Store War

Dollar stores jockey for their respective negotiating positions in the battle for Family Dollar Stores Inc.

Men's Wear Drives Up Apparel Prices in July

Meanwhile, prices for women’s apparel fell 1.3 percent, according to the Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index.

Consumer Prices in U.S. Rise at Slowest Pace in Five Months

The cost of living in the U.S. climbed in July at the slowest pace in five months, indicating price pressures remain limited even as the economy picks up.

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Currency Pressures Seen Easing in Late 2014

Luxury and fashion brands have been battling currency headwinds for the last year — but balmier days could be ahead.

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