Peru gold miner Minera IRL Ltd said it has signed a deal to acquire control of the La Falda porphyry in the Maricunga gold belt of northern Chile, where it plans to begin drilling by the close of 2009.
U.S. jeweler Zale Corp will restate its financial statements for fiscal 2008 and interim periods in 2008 and 2009 to record a "significant" portion of its prepaid advertising costs as expense rather than capital costs, according to a securities filing.
Dress Barn Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by tighter cost and inventory controls, but forecast full-year 2010 earnings below market expectations, sending its shares down 3 percent in after-market trade.
In her apartment in a tough Rio de Janeiro suburb, Geni Monteiro Coimbra pauses as she ponders a teasing dilemma -- the tutti-frutti or the strawberry lipstick? After a quick consultation with her local Avon lady, strawberry wins the day.
Tight management of costs and stocks and better than expected summer sales helped two of Europe's top fashion retailers beat first-half profit forecasts, although there was some caution about the trading outlook.