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Earnings: Ann Taylor Swings to Profit

Retailer Ann Taylor Stores reported second-quarter net income of $18.6 million, or 31 cents per share, after a net loss in the same quarter a year ago. The profits were driven by increased sales at Ann Taylor brand stores and margin growth.

Ann Taylor is ready to play

Ann Taylor pushes clothes with confidence -- sleek, affordable basics for career women -- but its customers seem to have lost some confidence in...