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Editor's Note: Beauty Industry-FDA Negotiations Stall

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Editor's Note: Beauty Industry-FDA Negotiations Stall

Progress toward new federal legislation for beauty products in 2014 took one giant step backward, perhaps more, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued a letter March 6 criticizing industry trade associations and their ongoing efforts to create it--and made that letter public.

“FDA Deputy Commissioner Michael R. Taylor expressed his ‘profound disappointment’ in industry proposals that he contends ‘would actually reduce FDA’s current ability to take action against dangerous cosmetics,’” reported The Wall Street Journal.

Retail Forecast: 2014

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Be prepared for what lies ahead in business in 2014: Things are looking up!
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Retail Forecast: 2014

Steady as she goes. That old nautical phrase—urging a firm hand on the wheel and an unwavering eye on the compass—seems especially apt for today’s retailers. The economic waters remain troubled as the nation emerges from a year in which business activity and consumer confidence fell short of the levels requisite for the best sales environment. At the same time, an improved economic forecast should guide retailers to greater profitability in 2014.

Consumers Embrace Mobile Content From Retailers, Brands

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Consumers Embrace Mobile Content From Retailers, Brands

Most mobile shoppers redeemed a coupon directly from their mobile device last year, according to the recent “Boost Your Mobile Shopper IQ” study from Key Ring—a shopping app that's part of G/O Digital, a Gannett Co.

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