McComb’s Revolution: Power Brands to Rule Leaner Liz Claiborne

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Liz Claiborne has entered the McComb era. It's a time when the apparel giant retrenches from a decade of aggressive acquisitions, focuses on its strengths and sheds its weaknesses.

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It might be the new style for Tokyo’s best-dressed couples: The girls are dressed wild and the boys are dressed cute.

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Claiborne’s Laundry Day

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London Boutiques Put Focus on Service

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U.S. Customs officials raised strong objections to a proposal mandating 100 percent scanning of U.S.-bound cargo containers at foreign ports.


Officials Lambaste Cargo Screening Plan

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McComb’s Revolution: Power Brands to Rule Leaner Liz Claiborne

Liz Claiborne has entered the McComb era.

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