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CORRECTS DATE OF PHOTO TO AUG. 4, 2011, INTEAD OF SEPT. 11, 2001 - FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2011, file photo, a man passes a Brooks Brothers store on Church Street in New York's financial district. The 200-year-old fashion retailer that says it's put 40 U.S. presidents in its suits, is filing for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Brooks Brothers, worn by Lincoln and Kennedy, goes bankrupt

Jul. 8, 2020 5:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Brooks Brothers, the 200-year-old company that dressed nearly every U.S. president, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, the latest major clothing seller to be toppled by the coronavirus pandemic. Founded in New York in 1818, Brooks Brothers survived two world wars, the Great...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, Levi's jeans are displayed at a Kohl's store in Colma, Calif. Levi’s says it will cut 700 office jobs, or about 15% of its worldwide corporate workforce, as the jeans seller deals with a sharp drop in sales due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Levi's to cut 700 office jobs due to virus-related slump

Jul. 7, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Levi's said Tuesday that it will cut 700 office jobs, or about 15% of its worldwide corporate workforce, as it deals with a sharp drop in sales due to the coronavirus pandemic. The San Francisco-based jeans maker said the layoffs will save it about $100 million a year and won't affect...

FILE - In this June 10, 2020 file photo, Jovita Carranza, Administrator of the Small Business Administration, testifies during a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship hearing to examine implementation of Title I of the CARES Act, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Treasury Department said it is releasing on Monday, July 6 the names of more than 700,000 companies that received funds from the government’s small business lending program, a massive effort intended to support the economy as states shut down in April to contain the viral outbreak.  (Kevin Dietsch/Pool via AP, File)

The Latest: Financial firms among big relief fund recipients

Jul. 6, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Treasury decision to identify hundreds of thousands of businesses that received funding through the Paycheck Protection Program, created to preserve jobs at smaller businesses during the coronavirus pandemic: ___ The financial services industry received roughly $27 billion...

FILE - This Feb. 20, 2020 file photo shows a Lululemon sign in Burlingame, Calif. Athletic apparel maker Lululemon Athletica Inc. said Monday, June 29, 2020 it's acquiring at-home exercise startup Mirror for $500 million. The deal is part of Lululemon's plan to expand beyond just selling yoga tights and other workout clothing. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Lululemon buys at-home exercise startup for $500 million

Jun. 29, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Athletic apparel maker Lululemon Athletica Inc. said Monday it's acquiring at-home exercise startup Mirror for $500 million. The deal is part of Lululemon's plan to expand beyond just selling yoga tights and other workout clothing. “The acquisition of Mirror is an exciting...

In this March 31, 2020 photo provided by Sean Giovanni, Benji Harris, an artist/songwriter and client executive for a company called Song Division, leads a virtual songwriting team building workshop for a corporate client at The Record Shop, a recording studio in Nashville, Tenn., owned by Sean Giovanni. Giovanni got an important lesson that will help his business long after the pandemic has subsided. The Record Shop doesn’t have to be limited to what it can produce onsite.  (Sean Giovanni via AP)

Pandemic gives businesses lessons in survival, innovation

Jun. 18, 2020 11:33 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When the coronavirus outbreak forced Sean Giovanni to shut down his recording studio in for two months, he dropped off mobile equipment at staffers’ and artists’ homes. He hoped remote recording would bring in some revenue. It did. Along with the income, Giovanni got an...

Bangladeshi garment workers run for cover after police fired tear gas to disperse them during a protest in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. More than 1,000 garment factory workers protested demanding that they be paid their salaries and bonuses ahead of Islam's biggest festival, witnesses and industry officials said. (AP Photo/Sony Ramany)

Bangladesh garment workers clash with police over wages

May. 20, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police in Bangladesh’s capital fired tear gas and swung batons to disperse more than 1,000 garment factory workers who were demanding that they be paid salaries and bonuses ahead of Islam's biggest holiday, witnesses and an industry official said. The workers at Civic...

The rising sun shines over the Supreme Court building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday morning, May 11, 2020. (AP Photos/Mark Sherman)

Supreme Court sides with Lucky brand in trademark dispute

May. 14, 2020 11:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is siding with fashion brand Lucky in a dispute with a Miami-based apparel manufacturer that owns the “Get Lucky” trademark. The high court ruled unanimously in favor of Lucky on Thursday and against Marcel Fashion Group. The case before the justices...

A client gives a banknote to pay a fishmonger wears a face shield as she works at a Paris open air food market, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Outdoor food markets reopened in Paris on Tuesday as France is cautiously easing the two-month lockdown across the country. Specific measures, such as more widely spaced stalls, have been implemented to enforce physical distancing. (AP Photo/Nicolas Garriga)

Pants, bras are out, PJs in; travel industry layoffs begin

May. 12, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TRAVEL & LODGING: Hotels, rental cars, cruises, flights, anything...