DTC slashes U.S. marketing budget.
– Has it changed the game?
Creditors try to liquidate Friedman’s.
Um, about those sightholder suspensions … Never mind!
– Chaim: In “trade’s best interest.”
Zale gets new exec VP.
–Breeden: I proxy battle because I care.
Will Finlay default on bonds?
Luxury consumers have “lost impetus to spend.”
Power crisis shuts De Beers South African mines.
Nchindo case is “shaking Botswana.”
Namibian plane crash impacts Botwana.
Mining suspended at Jericho.
De Beers wins “dumps” case.
DRC rebels sign peace deal.
Hoff Jewelers (Minn.) goes Chap. 11.
– Alpha Omega sold.
Clever Marketing Ploys of the Week:
– Michigan jeweler offers De Beers claim forms.
Survey: Men would deceive women with fake diamonds if they could. I’d be interested in comments on this one …
Mitt Romney uses term “bling.” Yet remains incredibly white.
– NPR (audio) interviews GIA’s Russell Shor on De Beers settlement.
– MSN Money’s article on De Beers settlement has excellent taste in blogs.
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Have a good weekend …