Inventor of Spanx is World's Youngest Female Self-Made Billionaire

A product promising to help people look thin has given its inventor a big fat wallet. Thanks to her ingenious idea to combine insecurity, enormous underpants, and elastic sausage casings, Sara Blakely, the forty-one-year-old inventor of Spanx, is now the world's youngest female self-made billionaire. » 3/08/12 11:40am 3/08/12 11:40am

Anti-Establishment Indie Chain Now Owned By The Man

Today's retail news is American Apparel getting sold to an investment firm for $382.5 million. In case you were wondering, that's the equivalent of over 13 million copper lame shorts — so hot right now! Snap it up!. Or beaucoup handy cash to get rid of those pesky "my boss is a pervert" sexual harrassment allegations.… » 12/19/06 11:58am 12/19/06 11:58am