Kors Steps Up Openings as Profits and Sales Soar

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Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. is keeping its foot on the accelerator. The accessories and apparel brand said Wednesday it would open up to 50 stores in North America alone in the current fiscal year.SEE LIST BELOW FOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

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A Coach heritage dip dye baseball bat.

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