Sears Holdings Corp. and Urban Outfitters Inc . are weighing rival bids for clothing retailer J. Crew Group Inc. in a potential challenge to TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners LP’s $3 billion buyout, said three people with knowledge of the matter.
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said he asked Google Inc. whether it tested its Street View software before using it, which he said should have revealed the unauthorized collection of personal data from wireless computer networks.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. , Saks Inc. and other U.S. retailers are avoiding profit-eating discounts late in the holiday season, potentially helping them wring more out of sales in the days before Christmas.
Mickey Drexler put $10 million of his own money into J. Crew Group Inc. when he took over its top job in 2003. As he overhauled the New York retailer, he personally reviewed every item of clothing sold, every model in the catalog and every new employee.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission ended its investigation of Google Inc. ’s collection of data over unsecured wireless networks after the company said it will improve privacy safeguards in its Street View mapping project.
Google Inc. acknowledged that its so-called Street View Cars collected private data from unsecured networks in Connecticut, allowing settlement talks to move forward, Connecticut’s attorney general said.