Fickle fashion? Retailers scramble as teen clothing sales drop

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Like any high school crush, this one was bound to fizzle, but the breakup was still tough — especially because millions of dollars were riding on this infatuation.

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Hate it? An insider’s guide to returning gifts

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It happens. You get a gift and you want to return it. Maybe you don’t need another electric can opener or you’re not fond of that bright pink necktie.

Wal-Mart wants to become your new bank

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Wal-Mart just rolled back the price of using a prepaid debit card. The new Bluebird card by American Express goes on sale this week at 4,000 Wal-Mart stores across the country and online at

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Ikea’s Saudi Arabian catalog is missing something: women

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Scrubbing the bathroom got a whole new meaning in the Saudi Arabian Ikea catalog. The Swedish home and furnishings retailer faced criticism after reports surfaced that Ikea digitally erased women from pictures in the Saudi version of the catalog.

In one picture of a family in a bathroom, the mother standing at the sink with her son was removed. Even one of the retailer’s own designers, Clara Gausch, was erased from a photo featuring four of the brand’s designers.

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Chick-fil-A says it will stop funding anti-gay groups

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Chick-fil-A has agreed to stop funding groups with anti-same-sex marriage stances, according to a statement released Wednesday by LGBT advocacy group The Civil Rights Agenda. 

Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno, who had blocked the fast-food chain from opening stores in Chicago because of its anti-gay views, likewise announced he would now let Chick-fil-A open up new outlets after he received a letter this morning from the company stating that they would cease donating to the groups.  

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Pro-gay marriage groups plan Chick-fil-A ‘Kiss-In’

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Two days after supporters of Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy’s stance against gay marriage flocked to its restaurants for an Appreciation Day, pro-gay marriage advocates are descending on the fast-food chain with a message of their own. 

"We want to show Chick-fil-A and the country that the LGBT community’s love is just as valid, just as good as heterosexual love," said grassroots advocate Carly McGehee.

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No more 100-watt baked goods

Easy-Bake loses the bulb: "The latest version of the famous toy oven first marketed in 1963 with a carrying handle and a fake stove top is now all curves and purple and snazzy graphics. And — perhaps most shocking of all — it comes with a new instruction: No light bulb necessary."

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