California Governor Jerry Brown has amassed $17 million from a well of donors including Exxon Mobil Corp., Facebook Inc., Microsoft Corp. and even porn mogul Larry Flynt for a re-election campaign without saying he plans to run.
David Jones Ltd., Australia’s second-largest listed department store company, rose the most in two months after it said it received a merger proposal in October from larger rival Myer Holdings Ltd. that it rejected.
Apparel makers including Gap Inc., Hennes & Mauritz AB and Inditex SA called on Cambodia’s government, its garment industry and unions to hold talks after a strike over workers’ pay led to deadly clashes.
Retailers of all stripes -- from home-goods merchant Pier One Imports Inc. to discounter Family Dollar Stores Inc. and luxury lingerie seller L Brands Inc. -- are providing hard evidence that the discount war that marked the holiday season will take a toll on profit.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed ordered security forces to take tougher measures against opponents after she won a second five-year term in a boycotted election that saw more than a dozen people killed.
Standing on a dusty road in Bangladesh’s capital, Tanjila Begum weighed her options for getting to work at a garment factory as a planned political rally to scrap a Jan. 5 election kept buses off the streets.