U.S. consumer prices were flat in July versus June, but fell over the past 12 months by the most since 1950, according to government data that suggested benign inflation pressure even amid signs the recession may be winding down.
Pop diva Madonna may have upset some Catholic Poles by timing her debut Polish concert to coincide with a big religious holiday, but she is sure of a warm welcome if she visits the tiny village of Rumin.
Department store operator Kohl's Corp gave a weak outlook for the rest of 2009 due to higher costs from new store openings, but upscale retailer Nordstrom Inc raised its profit view for the year and said recent sales trends were encouraging.
Joanne Stoner left a longstanding career in the fashion industry in the mid-90s to pursue a calling in the burgeoning world of high tech; it wasn't long before the former Saks Fifth Avenue buyer spotted a chance to marry her knowledge of apparel with the emerging world of Internet commerce.
From the 26th to the 29th of August the biggest city in Turkey, Istanbul, will be moving to the rhythm of fashion. It is here that the first edition of Istanbul Fashion Days (IFD) will be held. On the menu, catwalks, a professional trade show and competition to support youth design.