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Dow Off 25 Amid Poor Earnings

Dismal reports expected from Liz Claiborne, GE and Lexmark

(Newser) - Stocks ended mixed today as the earnings season got off to a poor start. Alcoa’s $1.2 billion loss after yesterday’s close set the stage for a fifth consecutive down day for the Dow, the Wall Street Journal reports, with the index off 25.41 to close at... More »

Liz Claiborne CEO Flies Coach to Cut Costs

And he may soon have company

(Newser) - Like most CEOs, William McComb is a jet-setter, flying 200,000 miles a year, give or take. But unlike most CEOs, he does it in the cheap seats, flying exclusively on commercial jets, and almost always in coach. “Every penny counts,” he reasons, given that his company, Liz... More »

Mizrahi Giving Liz Claiborne a Makeover

Struggling brand hopes savvy designer will revive slumping sales

(Newser) - Designer Isaac Mizrahi recently previewed his Liz Claiborne line of women's wear, an extreme makeover that could make or break the company, the Wall Street Journal reports. The brand, which generated almost half of the company's $3.1 billion in sales and more than half of its profits in 2000,... More »

Liz Claiborne Dead at 78

Designer was first woman to found Fortune 500 company

(Newser) - Designer Liz Claiborne, whose styles aimed at career women revolutionized everyday fashion sense in America and brought feminine new looks to the workplace, is dead at 78. She was the first woman founder of a Fortune 500 company. Claiborne died Tuesday in New York, after a lengthy battle with bone... More »

Designer's Pals Rally to Keep Label Alive

Narciso Rodriguez averts bankruptcy with Claiborne deal

(Newser) - Narciso Rodriguez, the designer of sexy minimalist frocks like Carolyn Bessette Kennedy's wedding dress, is one of the darlings of the close-knit fashion community. And it's a good thing: When Rodriguez faced bankruptcy last fall, instead of shuttering his studio he called Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Anna Wintour and Jessica... More »

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