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Can Netflix Give 'Mad Men' Another Boost?

Netflix has helped AMC's "Mad Men" draw viewers, and the streaming services faces its final test with the upcoming seventh-season premiere of the advertising drama.

The 10 Weirdest Things JCP's CEO Told Wall Street Last Week

J.C. Penney just had one of its worst quarters ever, the fault of CEO Ron Johnson's disastrous relaunch plan. So what's next? Well, in an analyst call Friday, Johnson flipped back and forth between delusional cheerleading and confessing his mistakes.

Erin Brockovich Crusades Against Bottled Water

Erin Brockovich -- the real one, not the movie version -- wants us to put down the bottle and turn on the tap. Bottled water is no safer and less regulated than tap water and way more expensive, she explained at the Toronto International Film Festival, where she's appearing in the new documentary "Last Call at the Oasis."

France's Macaron King Sets Out to Conquer America

The macaron is a filled cookie about the diameter of a half dollar coin that has become a foodie currency in its own right in recent years. It's simple in concept, but near impossible to get right -- and for the first time, the French bakery and tearoom that made them famous is opening a U.S. boutique. So, let them eat cake!

Why Oscar de la Renta Is America's Priciest Store

Shoppers at New York's Oscar de la Renta spend more per visit than at any other retail site in the country -- more than $3,000, according to consumer finance website Bundle's "most expensive stores" list. But what pushed that Madison Avenue store above and beyond its high-fashion rivals?

Hermes Opens Store Just for Men

Take a stroll up Madison Avenue and one will see a number of vacant storefronts with "for lease" signs in the windows that are too numerous to count. But that isn't stopping Hermes, which will open its first store dedicated to men's ready-to-wear, accessories on Wednesday.