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IN 2016, AMERICA counted only 23.8 million golfers, down from its peak of 30.6 million in 2003, according to the National Golf Foundation. Above, Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on 13 at the PGA Championship in Medinah, Ill. in 2006. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/JOE TABACCA

Tiger Woods is back. The $70B golf business? Not so much

NEW YORK - In an age of Imax action movies and Ultimate Fighting, the leisurely sport of golf faces a harsh reality: Its biggest...
TIFFANY & CO. saw net income for fiscal 2018 fall in large measure due to the effects of the recent federal tax overhaul, although same-store sales across the globe were flat on a constant-exchange rate basis. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/SARAH BLESENER

Tiffany declines after doldrums persist in most of the world

NEW YORK – Tiffany & Co. is still trying to regain its luster. The key metric of same-store sales at the 181-year-old jeweler missed analysts’...
L.L. BEAN HAS CUT BACK on its lifetime satisfaction guarantee, citing abuse of the policy. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SHIHO FUKADA

L.L. Bean eliminates its legendary lifetime returns policy

NEW YORK - For more than a century, L.L. Bean has offered lifetime returns on its products. Now, thanks to growing abuse of the program, the...
ACUSHNET CO. HAS SUED a parody knockoff brand for unfair competition, trademark infringement and dilution. /COURTESY ACUSHNET CO.

Titleist doesn’t find lewd golf parody funny

FAIRHAVEN - A golf-centric social media page had a hit on its hands when it started peddling hats mimicking the logo of Titleist, the golf equipment...
A LIST OF movies with toy lines coming out this year. / COURTESY BLOOMBERG

You can’t escape the movie toys this year

NEW YORK - Three giant yellow minions were bobbing to and fro at the New York Toy Fair last week, posing for photos with...
TIFFANY, THE 179-YEAR-OLD iconic American jewelry brand, is undertaking a reinvention under new Design Director Francesca Amfitheatrof, who joined the company in 2013. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/KONRAD FIEDLER

Can Tiffany Design Director Francesca Amfitheatrof save the day?

NEW YORK - Police barricades still surrounded Tiffany’s flagship store a month after the presidential election, but the party inside, to celebrate a small...
DISNEY PRINCESS dolls are shown for sale. Frozen, in particular, was a winner on store shelves. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO

Disney’s quest to find the next Frozen

NEW YORK - Walt Disney Co.’s Frozen, a fantasy tale of a snow queen coming to grips with her icy powers, was a stunning...

Six things to watch for on Black Friday

NEW YORK - The frenzy is about to begin. Thanksgiving marks the starting line for America’s annual holiday shopping hysteria. Deal-hungry crowds will jam through...
HASBRO'S PIE FACE game helped boost sales for the company in the first quarter. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.

One of the hottest toys these holidays was a Facebook star...

NEW YORK - Getting hit in the face with a pie makes for a great Facebook video. It’s that simple truth that’s helped turn Pie...
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