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Feb 3, 2015
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Battle of the statistics

Lululemon’s founder, Chip Wilson, found out the hard way that alienating women of a certain size and tone is not the best way to keep your job, even if your company is the leading purveyor of yoga apparel, equipment and a zen state of mind. ReutersTV looks at how Wilson has shaped the company’s value to investors.

Is a REIT sell-off coming?

Investors in Real Estate ETFs (REITS) are watching the Fed closely. If rates rise later this year, the boom in the popular funds could face its first test in a while.

Feb 3, 2015
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Battle of the statistics

Lululemon’s founder, Chip Wilson, found out the hard way that alienating women of a certain size and tone is not the best way to keep your job, even if your company is the leading purveyor of yoga apparel, equipment and a zen state of mind. ReutersTV looks at how Wilson has shaped the company’s value to investors.

Is a REIT sell-off coming?

Investors in Real Estate ETFs (REITS) are watching the Fed closely. If rates rise later this year, the boom in the popular funds could face its first test in a while.

Jan 30, 2015
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India’s modern art moment

India’s biggest art fair kicked off this week in New Delhi, where contemporary artists showcased works that are growing in value on the global market. A Christie’s auction there in December generated $12 million. The India Art Fair draws 100,000 visitors every year, who pay markedly less for admission than other renowned art shows, with tickets around $6. A replica of Mumbai’s train station by artist  T V Santhosh is tilted on its side and displaying time pieces counting down times.

A visitor looks at an exhibit titled ‘The Threshold into a Dream’ by Indian artist T.V. Santhosh at the India Art Fair in New Delhi January 29, 2015. REUTERS/ANINDITO MUKHERJEE

Jan 30, 2015
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India’s modern art moment

India’s biggest art fair kicked off this week in New Delhi, where contemporary artists showcased works that are growing in value on the global market. A Christie’s auction there in December generated $12 million. The India Art Fair draws 100,000 visitors every year, who pay markedly less for admission than other renowned art shows, with tickets around $6. A replica of Mumbai’s train station by artist  T V Santhosh is tilted on its side and displaying time pieces counting down times.

A visitor looks at an exhibit titled ‘The Threshold into a Dream’ by Indian artist T.V. Santhosh at the India Art Fair in New Delhi January 29, 2015. REUTERS/ANINDITO MUKHERJEE

Jan 27, 2015
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The star-power of the NFL

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) addresses the media during a press conference after their arrival in preparation for Super Bowl XLIX. January 26, 2015; Chandler, AZ, Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Want to know why we care so much about Sunday’s game? Amy Tennery (who is in Phoenix covering the Super Bowl all week) writes that the Super Bowl’s popularity rose in correlation with television technology. As more televisions were brought into U.S. households, the National Football League became a national past time. It celebrates its forty-ninth league-level championship on Sunday. Fantasy sports, big-money athletes, cheerleaders and advertising on game day are all entry-ways for anyone to get affiliated with the sport. Whether we stay or take a hike after glimpsing some of the injuries and the spousal abuse allegations that are a part of the NFL is a question that Tennery explores as she reports from the field.

Dec 26, 2014
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Dirty games among washing machines

A Samsung employee holds a smartphone remotely controlling a WW9000 washing machine at the IFA consumer technology fair in Berlin, September 5, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

You’ve heard of consumer businesses going cut-throat, but LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics may have reached a new high – or low, depending on how you look at it. Prosecutors raided the headquarters of LG Electronics as part of a probe into whether the South Korean company had vandalized the washing machines of rival Samsung Electronics at retail stores in Germany. Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised, seeing as how holiday sales look like they may barely reach Wall Street expectations.

Oct 28, 2014
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French street food and a rock star on Broadway

Zuru Pewu sits with her four-year-old son Micah on the veranda of a home in Staten Island, October 23, 2014. Pewu, 29, who emigrated from Liberia in 2005, and her son Micah recently underwent an experience where they were insulted and linked to the spread of the Ebola virus. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Slideshow: ‘We are not a virus’  

A West African enclave in Staten Island, New York, lives under the shadow of Ebola–and local prejudice about the illness.

Sep 12, 2014
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Glorious summer snow

A jogger runs through the snow at Nose Hill Park during an early year snow fall in Calgary, Alberta, September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Todd Korol

Just another summer snow storm

Calgary, Canada had a surprise event this late summer week: About a foot of snow.

Sep 10, 2014
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Things to wear on your wrist and other places

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Models present creations from the Spring/Summer 2015 Tory Burch collection during New York Fashion Week September 9, 2014. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Runway focus

Slideshow: Designers–including Britney Spears–bring artistry to the presentation of their spring and summer lines at New York’s Fashion Week.

Aug 21, 2014
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Volunteers make risky journey to protect Afghan children from polio

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Performers puts on their make-up before a Peking opera performance “Hong Niang” (The Matchmaker) at a theatre in Beijing June 22, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

The show goes on

China’s Peking Opera begins a New York tour with 90 singers, dancers and acrobats, to mark the birth of Mei Lanfang, one of the first to bring the art form to the United States.