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Can Uniqlo's Clever Clothes Refashion the Retail Market?

Uniqlo has a simple plan: To revolutionize how people wear clothes. As its next step, the Japanese retailer of utilitarian but sexy fashions with cutting-edge features is making a massive push into the U.S. And if you haven't heard the buzz Uniqlo's generating, you will soon.

Apple Employees to Celebrate Jobs, Stores to Close

Apple is holding a private memorial service for employees to celebrate the life of Steve Jobs. The service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at company headquarters in Cupertino; it will also be webcast to employees worldwide. Apple plans to close its retail stores for several hours so employees can watch the service online.

Apple to Open Its
First Store in Alaska

It's a sign of just how far and wide demand for Apple products has grown: the consumer-electronics store is about to open a store in Anchorage, Alaska. The new retail outlet, along with another one in Murray, Utah, brings the total number of U.S. Apple stores to 240.

Can This Man Put a Shine Back on J.C. Penney?

Ron Johnson, the man credited with the success of the Apple Store, is about to move downmarket to take over as CEO of J.C. Penney. The buzz from Wall Street has been nothing but positive, but can the executive live up to the hype and reinvent the retailer's dated brand?

Want a Verizon iPhone 4? Prepare Now for Next Week's Lines

Verizon sold out of its iPhone 4 pre-order allotment after only 17 hours. But don't despair, they'll be available soon online again and in Verizon, Apple and a few other stores. It's starting to look like it'll be another all-night camp-out for those who want to score day-one phones.

Can Google's Android Undercut iTunes for News?

Google is considering a plan to charge publishers less to sell news to Android users than the 30% fee that Apple typically charges to sell apps on iTunes. Will that be enough to attract news publishers?

The Most Expensive Gift at 12 American Retailers

Want to be an extra-generous Santa in 2010? Try buying the most expensive item at each of 12 popular U.S. retailers. According to an unscientific survey by 24/7 Wall St, that would set you back nearly $15 million (thanks mainly to a visit to Tiffany).

Gap Test Drives Apple's iPhone Point-of-Sale System

I'm a big admirer of the sleek point-of-sale system that allows Apple Store employees to run credit card transactions on iPhones or iPod Touch devices. Now, Apple is going to offer its POS system to other retailers, a move that could create a multifaceted win for Apple's enterprise business.

Apple's 'Latest Creation' Fuels Tablet Chatter

With speculation mounting that Apple is preparing to unveil a new tablet-style computer, the company invited reporters to come see its "latest creation" at an event in San Francisco next week. Meanwhile, a news report said Apple will release a 22-inch, touch-enabled, all-in-one PC in 2010.