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Cops: We Busted Crook. Her Name Is 'Crook'

Josephine Crook charged with stealing ladies' undies from Kohl's

(Newser) - Much like a guy named "John Pirate" probably shouldn't try to make a living terrorizing the high seas, someone with the surname "Crook" raises eyebrows when they turn to a life of crime. California cops say they arrested one Josephine Crook on Friday on suspicion of commercial... More »

Woman Chases Peeping Tom Through Kohl's—Topless

Cops nab the guy 3 blocks away

(Newser) - A strange scene erupted at a Kansas City Kohl's this week, when a woman trying on bras noticed a man holding a cellphone beneath her dressing room door. "I just screamed and chased him topless through the store," Jeanne Ouelette told KCTV . "I was at a... More »

Marc Anthony, J.Lo Diva It Up in Kohl's Ads

Lines being marketed separately, but concept is similar

(Newser) - Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony may not be together anymore , but both are still appearing in quirky Kohl’s ad campaigns touting their upcoming clothing lines. Promo clips show J.Lo dropping her own name to get past a guard at Kohl's headquarters and Marc Anthony battling with the... More »

Retail Pummels Stocks; Dow Off 338

Weekly declines inflated by Friday sell-off

(Newser) - Poor earnings dragged the markets down today, as consumers’ reluctance to spend continues to hammer firms reliant on discretionary spending, MarketWatch reports. The day's losses capped weekly declines of at least 5% for all the indices. The Dow fell 337.94 to close at 8,497. The Nasdaq lost 79.... More »

Worried Retailers Call All-Out, and Earlier, Holiday Blitz

Analysts see sales beginning before Thanksgiving in sour economy

(Newser) - Holiday displays already are popping up—and they’re likely to increase in number and urgency as retailers try to spruce up what’s likely to be the worst Christmas shopping season in years, reports Advertising Age. With 5 fewer days than last year because of a late Thanksgiving, retailers... More »

Solar Roofs Give Stores Moment in Sun

Increasingly, US chains turning to solar power as a way to reduce costs

(Newser) - Some of the largest US retail chains have begun to embrace solar power as a way to reduce energy costs and to wrangle some cred among green-conscious shoppers, reports the New York Times. Kohl’s, Macy’s, Safeway, and Whole Foods are among chains rushing to install test panels on... More »

Wal-Mart Leads Feb. Retail Rally

Overall sales jump doubles expectations, calms consumer spending fears

(Newser) - Big retailers showed unexpected signs of life in February, beating weak sales predictions to inject some hope into the market. Wal-Mart led the way, posting a 2.6% same-store increase, beating its own predictions of flat-to-2% growth. Overall, same-store sales climbed 1.9%, with more than half of retailers beating... More »

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