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Workers test social distancing at the Macy's Herald Square location, Friday, June 19, 2020, in New York. As Macy's and other retailers reopen their doors, shoppers face an entirely new experience. The retail industry's ability to make shoppers safe while not scaring them away will determine how quickly they can recover from the worst sales slump on record. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Stores focus on cleaning to get shoppers back to spending

Jul. 6, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget about making shopping fun. As clothing retailers and others try to stay viable during the coronavirus pandemic, they're hoping steps like cleaning during store hours, offering hand sanitizer and other safety measures will bring in customers to spend. At the same time, they are...

FILE - This Sept. 10, 2019, file photo shows Kim Kardashian arriving to the Serena Williams fashion show during Fashion Week in New York. Kim Kardashian West is selling a stake in her beauty brand for $200 million, in a deal that values the TV reality star's three-year-old business at $1 billion. The buyer is Covergirl owner Coty Inc., which will get a 20% stake in KKW Beauty.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Kim Kardashian West sells stake in beauty brand for $200M

Jun. 29, 2020 6:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West is selling a stake in her beauty brand for $200 million, in a deal that values the TV reality star's three-year-old business at $1 billion. The buyer is Covergirl owner Coty Inc., which will get a 20% stake in KKW Beauty. Coty seems to be enamored with the Kardashians:...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, May 23, 2012, the L'Oreal logo at the 65th international film festival, in Cannes, southern France. In a statement issued Saturday June 27, 2020, French cosmetics giant L’Oreal says it will remove words like “whitening” from its skin care products following criticism of the company amid global protests against racism. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, FILE)

L'Oreal to remove words like 'whitening' from skin products

Jun. 27, 2020 11:36 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French cosmetics giant L’Oreal said Saturday that it will remove words like “whitening” from its skin care products, a move that comes amid global protests against racism sparked by the death of George Floyd in the United States. The company said in a statement Saturday...

James Juanillo poses outside of his home in San Francisco, Sunday, June 14, 2020. The CEO of a cosmetic company issued an apology Sunday after she and her husband confronted Juanillo and threatened to call police because he stenciled

Woman apologizes after backlash from confronting homeowner

Jun. 14, 2020 8:11 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The CEO of a cosmetics company issued an apology Sunday after a video was widely shared online showing her and her husband confronting a man and threatening to call police because he stenciled “Black Lives Matter” in chalk on his San Francisco property. The video, which...

School dress code debate: hair colors, fake fingernails

Jun. 13, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Chartreuse-and-magenta hair in high school? Fine. Fake nails in middle school? No. Personal appearance, socks, and whether a section of the school dress code about non-naturally colored braids and hair extensions could let teachers or administrators target minority students, took a...

In this Wednesday, June 10, 2020, photo, Sharon Chuter poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. After hitting the streets to protest racial injustices last week, Chuter was disillusioned by the number of corporate brands posting “glossy” messages spouting support for black lives. The 33-year-old founder of Uoma Beauty, a cosmetics company that caters to black women, launched the #pulluporshutup campaign on Instagram to push brands to reveal the racial makeup of their corporate workforce and executives, and the hashtag has since gone viral. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Companies touting Black Lives Matter face workforce scrutiny

Jun. 11, 2020 2:13 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — After hitting the streets to protest racial injustices, Sharon Chuter was disillusioned by the number of corporate brands posting “glossy” messages spouting support for black lives. The 33-year-old founder of Uoma Beauty, a cosmetics company that caters to black women, came up...

FILE - In this May 6, 2019, file photo, Kylie Jenner attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala in New York. Forbes magazine, which once declared Jenner a billionaire on its cover, says she no longer deserves the title if she ever did, but Jenner is pushing back. Forbes said in a story posted Friday that an examination of financial filings after the reality star and beauty mogul sold 51% of her company Kylie Cosmetics to Coty in a January deal valued at $1.2 billion reveal that Jenner’s worth was inflated. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Kylie Jenner, Forbes spar over story on billionaire status

May. 29, 2020 9:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forbes magazine, which once declared Kylie Jenner a billionaire on its cover, says she no longer deserves the title, but Jenner is pushing back. Forbes said in a story posted Friday that an examination of financial filings after the reality star and beauty mogul sold a majority share...