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Cartier Suit: Tiffany Lured Employee, Stole Trade Secrets

Company says rival wanted to mine her for confidential info

(Newser) - Two luxury jewelry makers are now duking it out in the legal arena. Per Reuters , Cartier on Monday filed suit against rival Tiffany & Co., alleging the latter company lured an unqualified junior-level staffer away in a bid to obtain trade secrets on Cartier's "High Jewellry" collection , with...

'80s Sensation Tiffany 'Horrified' Over Her Florida Show

'F--- you, guys,' Tiffany told the Fla. crowd while singing 'I Think We're Alone Now'

(Newser) - Update: If you were somewhat horrified by the video of '80s pop sensation Tiffany swearing at fans in Florida earlier this month, you weren't alone. Tiffany herself has been "horrified for the last couple of days," the singer said in a video posted to Twitter on...

Tiffany Is Selling a 355-Pound Advent Calendar

It'll set you back $112K

(Newser) - Tiffany & Co. has completely outdone itself in the niche shopping category of "luxury advent calendars," CNN reports: It's offering a $112,000 Ultimate Advent Calendar , which weighs 355 pounds and will be assembled upon delivery via the jeweler's "White Glove Service." Its 24...

Their Home Destroyed, He 'Put a Smile' on His Wife's Face

After finding Laura Rao's wedding ring in ashes, Ishu Rao proposed to her all over again

(Newser) - Out of the ashes, a … proposal will rise. That's the bittersweet story out of Goleta, Calif., where an out-of-control fire scorched about 100 acres and destroyed more than a dozen homes after it started Friday night, local fire officials tell the San Luis Obispo Tribune . Ishu and Laura...

Here's What Melania Gave Michelle
Here's What
Melania Gave

Here's What Melania Gave Michelle

Former first lady received a 'lovely frame' in slightly awkward moment last year

(Newser) - When the Trumps met the Obamas outside the White House on Inauguration Day in 2017, a brief moment caused a bit of a stir online. Melania Trump presented Michelle Obama with a gift in a Tiffany's box, and something seemed ... a little off. Now, Michelle Obama explains to Ellen...

Selling 'Tiffany' Engagement Rings Just Cost Costco $19.4M

Judge rules against warehouse club, which sold jewelry using Tiffany brand name

(Newser) - A federal judge's decision on trademark infringement likely has Costco executives feeling blue—but definitely not Tiffany blue. Per CNBC , US District Judge Laura Taylor Swain ruled Monday the warehouse club must fork over $19.4 million in damages, plus interest, to the luxury jeweler for selling diamond engagement...

Lawsuit: Tiffany Pushed Out Worker With Cancer Mutation

She lost her job after having breast, ovaries removed

(Newser) - A former employee of Tiffany & Co. says the jewelry maker pushed her out after she had her breasts and ovaries removed to avoid getting cancer. Lisa O'Rourke alleges in a federal lawsuit that the company discriminated against her because she carries a gene mutation that put her at...

Tiffany on Poor Sales at Iconic Store: Blame Trump

Cites 'election-related activity' near flagship store

(Newser) - Having the president-elect as a neighbor isn't all sunshine and roses, according to Tiffany, which appears to partly blame Donald Trump for its poor US sales over the last three months. Tiffany actually saw a 1% boost in worldwide sales to $949.3 million in Q3—the company's...

Tiffany Is Back With a New Album

'A Million Miles' is out in the spring

(Newser) - Gen Xers still riding the high of a new Star Wars flick have another item of nostalgia to look forward to: a new Tiffany album. Yes, the former teen star of "I Think We're Alone Now" fame is back, now age 44, with A Million Miles. "I'...

Tiffany Sues Costco for Billions Over Fake Rings

Costco allegedly sold hundreds of rings falsely claiming they were Tiffany

(Newser) - Costco has been hit by a potentially multi-billion-dollar lawsuit by Tiffany, as the luxury goods company claims the giant retailer sold hundreds, if not thousands, of diamond engagement rings labeled as Tiffany—which they weren't, reports Reuters . Tiffany was told by a customer in November that rings in a...

Gingrich Had Second $1M Tab at Tiffany's

Family's bling appetite up to $1.5M

(Newser) - A half-million-dollar line of credit apparently wasn't large enough to satisfy the Gingrich family's bling appetite. It turns out Newt and wife Callista had a second line of credit at Tiffany's worth close to $1 million, a spokesman has revealed. The second million-dollar tab was revealed yesterday...

Newt's Account Is Paid Off: Tiffany

But there are still lots of unanswered questions, writes Glenn Kessler

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich's "Tiffany Time Account" has a zero balance, and all his payments to the jeweler “were made in a timely manner,” a rep tells the Washington Post . In his Fact Checker column, Glenn Kessler digs into exactly what that means (with apologies for "dealing...

8 Comebacks to Watch in 2010
 8 Comebacks to Watch in 2010 

8 Comebacks to Watch in 2010

Blossom, Urkel, Kelly Kapowski, and more—they're all back

(Newser) - Sure, Britney Spears staged an amazing comeback last year—but that's nothing compared with the sure-to-be-epic return of Tiffany, coming to (country) music charts this year. The Frisky singles out eight former household names returning in 2010:
  • Mayim Bialik: Better known as “Blossom” from the eponymous TV show, she

Tiffany's Little Blue Box Keeps Recession Out

Although new cases tout "Items for under $750"

(Newser) - Amid the global economic downturn, one American institution stands strong: Tiffany & Co. “Tiffany is as American as guns,” writes Cintra Wilson for the New York Times. “Tiffany has always managed to navigate the dark spells of the economic cycle. It has survived the Civil War, two...

Bailed-Out Bank Drops Millions on LA Golf Bash

$1.6B recipient sponsors open, hosts parties, concerts

(Newser) - A bank that got $1.6 billion in federal bailout cash lived it up last week in Los Angeles with luxe parties and concerts as it sponsored a PGA golf tournament, TMZ reports. Northern Trust flew hundreds of workers and clients to LA to stay in swanky hotels, eat classy...

Dow Ends Down Month Up 102
 Dow Ends Down Month Up 102 

Dow Ends Down Month Up 102

(Newser) - Stocks gained today despite retailers' dour holiday prospects, because the market has already priced in much of the bad news, MarketWatch reports. Amid very light trading, the Dow gained 102.43 points to close at 8,829.04, extending its positive streak into a fifth day. "There's a bit...

Tiffany Presses eBay to Police Forgeries

Showdown may force online auctioneer to monitor—at a big cost

(Newser) - A legal battle between Tiffany & Co and eBay could change the face of online auctioneering forever, the Wall Street Journal reports. The jeweler says eBay should be responsible for checking its millions of listings for counterfeit goods, while eBay maintains that it's up to the trademark holder to flag...

Dow Tanks on Consumer Woes
Dow Tanks on Consumer Woes

Dow Tanks on Consumer Woes

Index nosedives after more bad news about spending

(Newser) - The Dow plunged 246.79 points to 12,606.30 today as investors, worried about consumer spending, fled retailers and credit-card issuers. Analysts are concerned the mortgage crisis has finally hit pocketbooks, hurting credit, jobs, and public confidence, the Wall Street Journal reports.The Nasdaq slid 48.58 to close...

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