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Retailers are cracking down on shoppers who return items such as party dresses and plasma TVs after one use. Stores have started keeping files. . .
Retailers are cracking down on shoppers who return items such as party dresses and plasma TVs after one use. Stores have started keeping files on known “wardrobers,” as the fickle customers are known. The Boston Globe
Shanghai’s Shenzhen Sunshine Trade Co. makes a fake iPhone called the Ai Feng, which sounds like the Chinese pronunciation of iPhone but translates roughly as “crazy love.” The phone retails for $125, vs. $400 for the genuine article.The New York Times
Under a “non-disparagement agreement” he signed last year, Lazard Freres CEO Bruce Wasserstein is barred from publicly speaking ill of the firm for the rest of his life. So are “his spouse, domestic partner, parents, and any of their lineal descendants.”BusinessWeek
Toshiba will abandon efforts to make its HD DVD technology the standard for high-definition DVDs. The last straw came when Wal-Mart said it would stock only DVDs using Blu-ray, the rival format to HD DVD. Marketwatch.com
Häagen-Dazs warned this week that it might have to cut back on the flavors it offers because of the declining bee population. Without bees to fertilize crops, the ice cream company can’t be guaranteed supplies of strawberries, almonds, raspberries, and other ingredients. CNNmoney.com