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February 19, 2019 - 4:50 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Yet another fashion house has been forced to apologize and pull an item deemed racist. This time, it's Burberry, which showed off during its recent London Fashion Week show a hoodie with a noose around the neck. Yes, a noose. "We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio shake hands during a news conference in New York. Cuomo and de Blasio trumpeted Amazon's decision to build a $2.5 billion campus in the Queens borough of New York as a major coup. Neither one expected the near immediate local backlash that would cause Amazon to cancel their plans on Feb. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
February 16, 2019 - 7:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs, offering billions in tax incentives and lighting the Empire State Building in Amazon...
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In this Feb. 14, 2019 photo provided by Newark Alliance, Laurie Ross, an actor with the event planners at Life 'O the Party, holds a message reading "NJ & Newark Still Love U, Amazon!" while arriving at an Amazon office in New York. The love note came despite Amazon saying it's not seeking a new site. (Matthew Cossel/Winning Strategies for Newark Alliance via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 2:42 pm
Amazon's breakup with New York was still fresh when other cities started sending their own valentines to the online giant. Officials in Newark, New Jersey, one of the 18 finalists that Amazon rejected in November when it announced plans to put its new headquarters in New York and northern Virginia...
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February 15, 2019 - 7:10 am
Amazon jilted New York City on Valentine's Day, scrapping plans to build a massive headquarters campus in Queens amid fierce opposition from politicians angry about nearly $3 billion in tax breaks and the company's anti-union stance.
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, a model wears a creation as part of the Gucci women's Fall/Winter 2018-2019 collection, presented during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy. Gucci, which designed this face warmer, reminiscent of blackface prompted an instant backlash from the public and forced the company to apologize publicly on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
February 12, 2019 - 8:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gucci's creative director broke his silence Tuesday over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface, saying racism was never his intention. Alessandro Michele, a design force at the Italian fashion house, lamented in a letter to employees both his own pain and "that of the people who...
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February 12, 2019 - 2:47 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Bloomingdales has pulled a T-shirt with "Fake News" emblazoned across it, after journalists complained that it fostered the notion that, well, news is fake. "Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we apologize for any offense we may have caused," Bloomingdale's...
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FILE- In this July 30, 1996, file photo, a woman pushes a shopping cart over a graphic of Toys R Us mascot Geoffrey the giraffe at the Toys R Us store in Raritan, N.J. Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now CEO of the new company called Tru Kids Inc., is exploring freestanding stores, shops within existing stores as well as e-commerce. Tru Kids, owned by former investors of Toys R Us, will manage the Toys R Us, Babies R Us and Geoffrey brands.s. (AP Photo/Daniel Hulshizer, File)
February 11, 2019 - 3:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us fans in the U.S. should see the iconic brand re-emerge in some form by this holiday season. Richard Barry, a former Toys R Us executive and now CEO of the new company called Tru Kids Inc., told The Associated Press he and his team are still working on the details, but they...
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February 08, 2019 - 1:31 pm
Director Spike Lee said Friday he will no longer wear Gucci or Prada until the brands hire some black designers following a pair of blackface fashion fails from the major Italian fashion houses.
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February 07, 2019 - 12:10 pm
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An attempt by Delta Airlines to play matchmaker in the air isn't going over very well with its customers. RELATED: Delta profits soar as demand drives ticket prices higher | Lawyer: Bloody Blanket Found With Dead Pomeranian After Delta Flight | Airline to flight attendants:...
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February 07, 2019 - 9:32 am
ROME (AP) — Gucci has apologized after complaints that a wool sweater with an oversized collar designed to cover the face resembled blackface, and said the item had been pulled from its online and physical stores. RELATED: Virginia AG says he wore blackface at college party | Virginia governor...
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