The poisonous combination of tight credit and limited spending is setting the stage for a dramatic and frightening start to the new year.
Financial and credit sources expect 2009 to be difficult from beginning to end, but the first few months will be critical as stores weigh the damage wrought by soft holiday demand, heavy markdowns to drive traffic and expected weak fourth-quarter profits.
"I think that all anyone really wants in life is to have people understand us for who we actually are, despite everything," says Ruth Negga. The actress talks "Preachers" season 2 and more on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: Dan Doperalski)
"That's something that resonates with me too because I'm so locked into a number. If I go over that number it completely ruins my day so it's nice to get detached from the number on the scale." - Chelsea Handler on Kelly LeVeque's book "Body Love." #wwdeye (📷: John Salangsang)