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By Daniel Lovering BOSTON (Reuters) - Convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig, exchanged love letters on a legal pad provided by a defense attorney who visited them in prison before the mobster went on trial last year, local media reported on Friday. Defense attorney J.W. Carney told a meeting of Massachusetts defense lawyers this week that he offered the pad to Bulger at a correctional facility in... Read more... Read more...
By Phil Wahba NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many large U.S. retailers slashed their earnings forecasts on Thursday because of steep discounts they offered during the holidays to persuade reluctant consumers. The discounts boosted overall industry sales but hurt profits at many chains, including L Brands Inc , Family Dollar Stores Inc and teen retailer Zumiez Inc . Even retailers that reported big sales gains, like Kay Jewelers parent Signet Jewelers Ltd... Read more...
(Reuters) - U.S. jeweler Tiffany & Co reported a 6 percent jump in sales at stores open at least a year during the holiday shopping period, helped by strong demand in America. The company, famed for its blue boxes and its Fifth Avenue flagship store in Manhattan, maintained its full-year profit forecast, in contrast to other large retailers that have slashed their outlooks due to steep discounts. Tiffany said net sales rose 8 percent in... Read more... Read more... Read more...