• Clothing

    Clothing size struggle | wbir.com

    Size labels on clothes don’t always match our true size, but brands want you to think otherwise. The concept is known as ‘vanity sizing’. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Are you a medium or a small? A size four or double-zero? That answer all depends on where you’re shopping, according to a University of Tennessee professor in retail and consumer science. “Styles are all so different,” Michelle Childs said. “It could be that a retailer wants a particular fit for the style, like a looser fit or a tighter fit and so they modify their sizes based on that.” The concept is  

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  • Outerwear

    China’s regulators struggle to sway companies on currency risk

    A China yuan note is seen in this illustration photo May 31, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration/File Photo SHANGHAI, June 22 (Reuters) – China’s financial regulators are cajoling companies to protect themselves against currency risks as the central bank gradually loosens its reins on the yuan, but are struggling to convince local businesses to hedge. Senior regulators have used every public occasion to stress the importance of being “risk-neutral” in the foreign exchange market, and also forced commercial banks to conduct lessons on currency hedging and disseminate messages on social media. But the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) and state regulators have  

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