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Teen stores in tight spot for back-to-school business

NEW YORK — Half-priced jeans and promotional freebies are already popping up at the mall with the start of school still weeks away. Teen clothing sellers may have had some misplaced optimism about the strength of the economic recovery when ...

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Sports market declined for first time in 5 years, NPD says (access required)

The news from market research company NPD Group Inc. sure makes Under Armour’s latest earnings report look even better. According to the Port Washington, N.Y.-based company, the worldwide sports market (apparel and equipment sales) declined 4 percent in the U.S. ...

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Back to school retail predictions mixed (access required)

Not shockingly, it’s really anybody’s guess as to how back-to-school sales will turn out this August. With the stock market and consumer confidence levels bouncing back and forth between the plus-side and the minus-side, it seems like a Magic 8 ...

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A case study for Honest Tea and Coke (access required)

It was a sweltering June day in 2008 when I graduated from Walt Whitman High School, and mostly we were just thankful for the free drinks. We were at Constitution Hall for our commencement ceremony and Seth Goldman, co-founder and ...

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Harborplace turns 30 (access required)

<object width=”525″ height=”420″><param name=”allowfullscreen” value=”true” /><param name=”allowscriptaccess” value=”always” /><param name=”movie” value=”;;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=00ADEF&amp;fullscreen=1″ /><embed src=”;;show_title=0&amp;show_byline=0&amp;show_portrait=0&amp;color=00ADEF&amp;fullscreen=1″ type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” allowfullscreen=”true” allowscriptaccess=”always” width=”525″ height=”420″></embed></object> About 17 million tourists visit Baltimore each year, and most of them pass through the 3.1 acres  known as Harborplace. But as ...

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Harborplace at 30: Time for renewal (access required)

This weekend, the red-brick waterfront amphitheater at Harborplace will host a 30th birthday party for Baltimore’s signature development, a festive occasion with balloons, dancing, costume contests and lots of nostalgia. But beyond the celebration, city leaders are wondering how to ...

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