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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...

Leslie Musumecci checks a text while Emily Summerville rinses her hair Monday, May 11, 2020 at The Nook on 7th Street in Tuscaloosa, Ala. the first time since mid-March when personal contact businesses were shut down due to COVID-19 restrictions. Summerville owns The Nook with her husband. She said they had fielded many calls for appointments and were doing their best to accommodate those who had waited the longest to get them in first.  (Gary Cosby Jr./Tuscaloosa News via AP)

Company earnings tell the story of the pandemic's early days

May. 11, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ EARNINGS SEASON: The damage from the pandemic is playing out in...

A man wearing a mask walks by a window display at a J Crew store in Rockefeller Center, Saturday, May 2, 2020, in New York. On April 30, the company announced it would apply for bankruptcy protection amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

J.Crew files for Chapter 11 as pandemic chokes retail sector

May. 4, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Struggling fashion brand J.Crew has filed for bankruptcy protection, the first major retailer to do so since the coronavirus pandemic forced most stores across the United States to close their doors. More retail bankruptcies are expected in coming weeks, with Neiman Marcus and J.C. Penney...

Waiter Marcos Huerta, right, serves a grill of fajitas at El Tiempo Cantina Friday, May 1, 2020, in Houston. The restaurant reopened their dining room for table service, with limited capacity, Friday. Texas' stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic have expired and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has eased restrictions on many businesses that have now opened. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

With quirks and restrictions, many states lift lockdowns

May. 3, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — More than a dozen states let restaurants, stores or other businesses reopen Friday in the biggest one-day push yet to get their economies up and running again, acting at their own speed and with their own quirks and restrictions to make sure the coronavirus doesn't come storming back....