No questions on Lululemon returns Judge approves airlines merger Wal-Mart lockers for online orders
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lululemon on Wednesday said no demonstrations of yoga or any other positions are needed to return the pricey black yoga pants that the company pulled from shelves last week after finding they were too sheer.
"We do not require guests to demonstrate the sheerness of their bottoms," Sari Martin, a Lululemon spokeswoman, said in an e-mailed response to a query.
The Vancouver-based yoga gear maker's statement came a day after a New York Post report recounted one woman's tale of being asked by sales staff to bend over to prove that the yoga pants she was trying to return were sheer.
Martin would not comment on the specific instance recounted by the Post, but said Wednesday that this is not standard policy for Lululemon staffers. She said people who bought the black "Luon" yoga pants since March 1, either online or in a store, can return them for a full refund with "no questions asked."
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal bankruptcy judge signed off Wednesday on the $11 billion merger of American Airlines and US Airways.
The widely expected decision by Judge Sean H. Lane helps clear the way for the two carriers to form the world's biggest airline, with 6,700 daily flights and annual revenue of roughly $40 billion.
"The merger is an excellent result. I don't think anybody disputes that," Lane said during a court hearing. American has been operating under bankruptcy protection since November 2011.
The merger, first announced on Feb. 14, still needs approval from the Department of Justice and US Airways shareholders. It is expected to close by the fall.
Lane's decision was complicated by objections to the timing of a $20 million severance package for outgoing American CEO Tom Horton.
Lane decided not to approve that payment as part of his decision.
SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Tuesday that it's going to set up lockers in about a dozen stores so shoppers who order on its website can pick up their items without having to wait in a checkout line.
The test, which is being conducted during the summer in an undisclosed market, is part of Wal-Mart's strategy to offer more convenience for web-savvy shoppers to make their purchases wherever they want.
Wal-Mart officials disclosed the test at a media event at the company's global e-commerce offices in San Bruno, Calif., located in Silicon Valley.
With the new lockers, online shoppers will get a password they can use when they pick up the items at in-store lockers. Company officials declined to say what the lockers look like.