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By Associated Press February 7 at 5:08 PM ___ Bankruptcy judge gives Sears another chance NEW YORK — A bankruptcy judge has blessed a $5.2 billion plan by Sears chairman and biggest shareholder Eddie Lampert to keep the iconic business going. Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. ___ The S&P 500 fell 25.56 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2,706.05. The judge said Thursday that the state didn’t sufficiently show that Airbnb users may have failed to comply with tax laws. Jimmy John’s sandwich chain is launching a national ad campaign this week promising never to use third-party delivery. But some of the globe’s top brands have raised eyebrows with designs with seemingly racist undertones.

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Bankruptcy judge gives Sears another chance

NEW YORK — A bankruptcy judge has blessed a $5.2 billion plan by Sears chairman and biggest shareholder Eddie Lampert to keep the iconic business going. The approval means roughly 425 stores and 45,000 jobs will be preserved. Lampert’s bid through his hedge fund overcame opposition from a group of creditors, including mall owners and suppliers, that tried to block the sale and pushed hard for liquidation.

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From Gucci to Prada, fashion fails evoke racist imagery

MILAN — Luxury fashion is all about breaking codes, creating a new, irresistible message that captivates consumers. But some of the globe’s top brands have raised eyebrows with designs with seemingly racist undertones. The latest example of that is the Italian fashion brand Gucci, which designed a black wool balaclava sweater with an oversized collar that pulls over the chin and nose, with...

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