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French watchdog probes Abercrombie for discrimination

PARIS (Reuters) - France's official human rights watchdog said on Wednesday it was investigating Abercrombie & Fitch Co <ANF.N> over concerns the U.S. clothing retailer discriminates in hiring store staff based on appearance. Full story

Hawaii gov signs domestic workers bill

Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a domestic workers bill of rights Monday, making Hawaii the second U.S. state to give nannies, housekeepers and others protections on wages and other labor issues. Full story

Blogger takes on Abercrombie over weight comments

   In response to Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Mike Jeffries’ comments about plus-sized shoppers in his stores, blogger Jes A. Baker, who is a size 22, posed for striking photos wearing Abercrombie clothing. She talks to TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie about why she chose to take a stand.

KLG, Hoda weigh what’s worst about flying

   Passengers who put their feet on armrests and flip their long hair behind their seats, ugh: TODAY’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb chat about some of the nightmarish flying experiences their Facebook friends have shared.

Abercrombie & Fitch: Bad Business or Smart Targeting?

Abercrombie CEO's Mark Jeffries' recent claims that his brand is not made for "fat people" was a bold and controversial move, but offensive as his comments were, is he being savvy about target marketing? Full story

Abercrombie holiday sales down, gives soft forecast

(Reuters) - Abercrombie & Fitch Co <ANF.N> on Friday reported a drop in comparable sales during the holiday quarter on weakness at its overseas stores and in its Hollister chain, and the youth retailer warned of a sluggish start to the new fiscal year. Full story

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