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Rapidly changing women's fashions challenging for Banana Republic

San Francisco - Is Banana Republic running out of time? That's the view of many industry analysts interviewed by Cable News Network (CNN), who say the once-iconic clothier has fallen out-of-step with rapidly changing women's fashions.

Gap set to close 175 stores in U.S. and Canada

Fashion retailer Gap has announced it will close 175 stores in North America. This is due to an economic slump that is leading to the retailer considering a re-branding campaign.

Researchers hack computers by firing blasts of hot air

Researchers have found a way to hack into secure computer systems by firing blasts of hot air, tricking the computer's thermal sensor and allowing the researchers access to the computer even when not connected to the internet.

Gap just got thrown off Tinder

Gap launched a new digital marketing push on Thursday to promote its Spring season. But soon after the news published about the Tinder element of the campaign, the dating app decided to shut it down.

Gap Inc seeks new berth in China with Old Navy

When Gap Inc <GPS.N> began an online campaign ahead of the launch its Old Navy label in China, the iconic U.S.

Gap boosts wages for US employees

New York - US retailer Gap Inc.

Gazprom, Gap top Davos 'hall of shame', say activists

Davos Platz - Campaigners at the World Economic Forum Thursday handed clothing giant Gap and Russian oil major Gazprom their annual Public Eye shame awards for what they said were lax factory safety standards and Arctic drilling.

Edward Snowden receives coveted 2013 Sam Adams Award (video)

Moscow - Edward Snowden, NSA Whistleblower, has received the Sam Adams Award for 'Integrity in Intelligence' in Moscow from a group of fellow whistleblowers. The group is interviewed on the video. Snowden's father is also in town visiting his son.

Continuation of whistleblower 'No-Fly Zone' policy and other news

London - The Government Accountability Project (GAP) has released a statement about the detention of David Miranda, Brazilian national and partner of whistleblower journalist Glenn Greenwald, and the Guardian reports an attack on its computers in the UK by GCHQ.

Op-Ed: Global banking fraud heats up

The banking scam on the world continues with Europe, and North America next on the list to soon be buried with never-ending interest debt. The New World Order banking plan to shackle most of the world's people with war and debt is almost done.

Ad tells women who wear sweat-pants: 'You send men running.'

New York - To all of the single ladies: Did you know every time you wear sweats in public, men turn their heads away and run? This was the message delivered by Piperlime, an online retailer owned by the GAP.

Gap downsizes in North America, plans to expand overseas

The Gap has announced plans to close about 200 of its North American stores and turn the company's attention to overseas market opportunities for expansion.

Gap Inc. fires design chief

Gap Inc. announced Patrick Robinson's dismissal from the company as executive vice president of Gap Global Design, this Thursday.

Old Gap logo returns after public backlash

The apparel company decided to change its logo to keep it fresh and updated, however, the look did not sit very well with loyal customers of the brand.

Indian Company Accused of Child Labor Fired By The Gap

Under accusations of the use of child labor for making clothing, and Indian company has been fired by the clothing retailer, Gap Inc which is known for its stores and clothing line: ‘The Gap.’

'Slave-Children' in India Making Clothes for The Gap

Indian child workers, some as young as 10 years old, have been discovered working in abysmal conditions in a textile factory making clothes that are destined for Gap Kids stores.
 

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