Recruiters and managers are so faceist that the good-looking have been found to earn some 10 per cent more than the bad-looking. File photograph: Stockphoto/Getty

Not long ago I found myself addressing a room full of newish hires at one of the big four accountancy firms. As I surveyed the crowd, I noticed someth(...)

 Looking out from Gap on the southeast corner of Herald Square in New York. American brands, including Gap and J. Crew, are reporting slumping sales, while foreign fast-fashion brands like H&M and Uniqlo lure away their customers. (Photograph: Yana Paskova/The New York Times)

At 8:50 on a Wednesday morning, nearly two dozen shoppers hovered in front of H&M’s new global flagship store on the corner of West 34th Street a(...)

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Grandstand views of College Green are the most impressive feature of several of the eight luxury apartments that now sit on top of the new H&M sto(...)

Muslim woman Samantha Elauf (right), who was denied a sales job at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa in 2008,  has been awarded $20,000. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

The US supreme court on Monday revived an employment discrimination lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch, which had refused to hire a Muslim woman (...)

Two-piece navy suit, €239, Scott; tweed waistcoat, €69.95, Gibson; white LS T-shirt, €19.95, JackJones; navy tie, €20, Lloyd Attree Smith; tan brogues Gucinari. Glasses, stylist’s own

What do a graphic designer, a photographer, an artist, a surfer, an ex-Hollister model and a former menswear buyer all have in common? The answer i(...)

AIB Dame Street: could easily be switched to alternative use in the unlikely event of the bank opting to close some of the branches

The recent strengthening of both the dollar and sterling against the euro has greatly enhanced the appeal of an AIB bank portfolio to international (...)

New York’s attorney general has questioned 13 national retailers, including Gap, Target and JC Penney, about “on-call shifts”, a staffing practice th(...)

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Image of the week: Absolutely pants Do these pants say profits? US retailer Abercrombie & Fitch is still making money, but not as much as i(...)

Abercrombie & Fitch shares dropped as much as 15 per cent after holiday sales missed estimates and the struggling teen retailer declined to give a(...)

Out Wednesday: Abercrombie & Fitch results
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TODAY Results: FBD; Sotheby’s; Thorntons. Indicators: Euro zone CPI (Feb) and unemployment rate (Jan); US ISM manufacturing PMI (Feb), ISM prices paid(...)