Major department store chains reported lower February same-store sales on Thursday as consumers spent less on home goods and women's apparel in the weaker U.S. economy. J.C. Penney Co Inc reported a 6.
Platinum prices spiked to an all-time peak close to 2,300 dollars on Tuesday March 4th as the white metal got fresh support on the back of a weak dollar and supply worries in key producer South Africa.
Oscar-winner Reese Witherspoon on Tuesday March 4th lent her star power to the UN global campaign to end violence against women, pitching a fund-raising drive by US cosmetics giant Avon for that purpose.
By Sophie Hardach and Yoko Kubota TOKYO (Reuters Life!) - Jelly drinks, pigs' trotters, and now turtle meat and blood: a beauty craze over food rich in collagen, considered to be good for the skin, has added some unusual items to Japanese menus.
Cosmetic interventions, surgical and non-surgical, increased eight percent from 2006 to 2007, and 457 percent in 10 years, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) said Monday March 3rd. Overall, last year there were 11.7 million cosmetic interventions.
Billionaire Wilbur Ross has agreed to invest up to $1 billion in Assured Guaranty Ltd , bypassing big bond insurers such as Ambac Financial Group Inc in favor of a rival that has largely avoided the credit problems plaguing the industry.
British supermodel Naomi Campbell on Friday February 29th left a Brazilian hospital where she had an ovarian cyst removed, taking a helicopter to escape the lenses of gathered media, an AFP photographer said.