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  • Nordstrom is cutting hundreds of jobs, confirming a terrifying new trend among wealthy shoppers

    04/19/2016 11:32:27 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 18, 2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Nordstrom said Monday it was slashing 400 jobs at its corporate headquarters. The move comes two months after the department store chain reported a 3% drop in comparable sales for its fourth quarter, and forecast that profit per share would fall 30% in the first half of this year. The cuts confirm a terrifying new reality for high-end retailers: Wealthy shoppers are reining in spending and — along with the rest of American consumers — refusing to pay full price for anything. Nordstrom inventory increased 12% in the most recent quarter — a sign that the chain is having a...
  • Pickering: Why would we interview the person in charge when we could blame the flunkies,....

    05/13/2013 9:28:02 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8:41 am on May 13, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    Pickering: Why would we interview the person in charge when we could blame the flunkies, or something posted at 8:41 am on May 13, 2013 by Ed Morrissey Want to know why State Department whistleblower Eric Nordstrom called the Accountability Review Board a whitewash designed to protect the highest ranks at Foggy Bottom?  Take a listen to the man who ran the ARB.  CBS News’ Bob Schieffer asked Thomas Pickering why the supposedly independent panel didn’t bother to depose the Secretary of State who was personally briefed about the attack on the Benghazi consulate by the second-ranking member of...
  • Developer and philanthropist Henry T. Segerstrom dies at 91

    02/20/2015 3:04:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | February 20, 2015 | Staff
    Henry T. Segerstrom, the arts philanthropist and visionary behind South Coast Plaza who helped turn his family's lima bean fields into one of the most successful shopping malls in the United States, died Friday . He was 91. Segerstrom was known for his charitable giving – he made the largest single private donation in Orange County history, $40 million in 2000 to expand the Orange County Performing Arts Center – and for luring high-end retailers to Orange County. In 1978, he successfully courted Nordstrom, persuading the luxury department store to open its first location outside the Pacific Northwest, forever changing...
  • Obama administration vs. Hicks & Nordstrom on terror militia's benevolence & nobility

    05/30/2013 7:58:51 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/30/2013
    In September of 2012, the Obama administration praised a Libyan-based terror militia for [spontaneously] volunteering its assistance when Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other U.S. officials were killed in a terrorist attack in Benghazi. Eric Nordstrom - the State Department's former regional security officer in Libya - testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing earlier this month that the aforementioned militia - which was tasked by the Libyan government to guard the U.S. consulate in Benghazi - issued threats, in July of 2012, against former U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens and Senator John McCain. Gregory Hicks,...
  • Diplomat Airs Benghazi Attack Details

    05/09/2013 9:02:26 AM PDT · by topher · 19 replies ^ | 5-9-2013 | By SIOBHAN HUGHES And ADAM ENTOUS
    WWASHINGTON—A high-ranking American diplomat delivered an emotional reconstruction Wednesday of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, providing the first detailed public account from an American official who was on the ground in Libya. The testimony from Gregory Hicks, the No. 2 U.S. official in Libya at the time, before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee also drew new attention to key questions about the attacks, and how the administration handled the aftermath.
  • Benghazi Smoking Gun Exposed--Obama lied, people died.

    05/06/2013 5:24:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 59 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 6, 2013 | Arnold Ahlert
    New evidence reveals the Obama administration’s version of the events that took place in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 was based on a tissue of lies. The Weekly Standard’s Steven Hayes has obtained a timeline and a series of emails revealing the self-serving efforts made by administration officials, who heavily edited CIA talking points about the attack that cost four Americans, including ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, their lives. Also revealed is who made the changes and why they made them. The revelations are part of a report published by the five Republican Committee chairmen that has been largely dismissed...
  • Whistle-blower: Special forces could have saved Americans in Benghazi

    05/06/2013 6:41:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/6/2013 | Julian Pecquet
    U.S. special operations forces in Libya could have saved Americans killed in the attack last Sept. 11 on the consulate in Benghazi but were told to stand down, a State Department whistle-blower has told congressional investigators. The testimony by Gregory Hicks, who will appear before a House panel on Wednesday, contradicts previous testimony by administration officials who have said all U.S. forces in Libya were deployed the night of the attack. Hicks was in Tripoli during the attack and became the top U.S. diplomat in Libya when Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed. He said the special operations team was ready...
  • BENGHAZI: Names of ‘whistleblower’ witnesses revealed

    05/04/2013 7:30:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 116 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 4, 2013 | by James Rosen, Chad Pergram
    Their identities have been a well-guarded secret, known only to their high-powered lawyers and a handful of House lawmakers and staff. But now Fox News has learned the names of the self-described Benghazi “whistleblowers” who are set to testify before a widely anticipated congressional hearing on Wednesday. Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials: Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks; Mark I. Thompson, a former Marine and now the deputy coordinator for Operations in the...
  • Lack of Strike Force Impeded Benghazi Response

    10/29/2012 12:50:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2012 | Rowan Scarborough
    As U.S. Africa Command waited for any order to rescue Americans on Sept. 11 at the besieged consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, it was missing a key unit that the Pentagon gives every regional four-star commander — an emergency strike force. The new command’s lack of such a unit is another piece in the unfolding Benghazi timeline that shows an overriding theme: As radical Islamic extremism swelled in the chaotic coastal city, U.S. security assets in Libya diminished. From the State Department’s denial of diplomats’ requests for more security in Libya to Obama administration officials repeatedly saying the...
  • Department store Nordstrom supports redefining marriage

    10/19/2012 5:20:37 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 10/18/2012 | Johanna Dasteel
    SEATTLE, October 18, 2012 ( - Adding its company to a roster of massive corporations that includes the likes of Starbucks,, and Home Depot, Nordstrom has supported the redefinition of marriage in an internal e-mail to the department store chain’s employees “We just continued to hear from more and more employees that they wanted us to stand up and support it,” Nordstrom spokeswoman Brooke White said. The company previously supported the homosexual agenda by adopting benefits for “life partners” as far back as 1998, and adding sexual orientation to its anti-discrimination policy only a few years prior in 1995....
  • Nordstrom backs gay marriage in memo to employees

    10/15/2012 4:56:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 15, 2012
    Luxury retailer Nordstrom Inc. has jumped into the controversial gay marriage debate by openly supporting the rights of gay and lesbians to marry. The Seattle retailer joins other prominent Washington corporations such as Starbucks Corp. and Inc. in favor of approving Referendum 74 to legalize same-sex marriage in the state.
  • Lamb to the slaughter

    10/10/2012 9:56:15 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 27 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 3:59 PM | Josh Rogin
    In an often heated congressional hearing Wednesday, lawmakers and witnesses alike pointed to State Department official Charlene Lamb as the person most directly responsible for rejecting multiple requests for increased security at the U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya prior to the Sept. 11 attack. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) excoriated the State Department for rejecting requests from the U.S. Embassy in Libya for an extension of temporary security forces that were withdrawn in the months prior to the attack that killed Amb. Chris Stevens and three other Americans. In a dramatic moment at the hearing, Issa released unclassified...
  • Benghazi consulate had only one U.S. security agent, Congress told

    10/10/2012 11:12:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 10/10/12 | Larry Margasak and Bradley Klapper - Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- The former head of a 16-member U.S. military team in Libya said Wednesday the consulate in Benghazi, where the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, never had the forces it needed to protect itself. Lt. Col. Andrew Wood told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that U.S. security was so weak that in April, only one U.S. diplomatic security agent was stationed in Benghazi. The committee hearing followed assertions Tuesday night by the State Department that it never concluded that the Sept. 11 attack stemmed from protests over an American-made video ridiculing Islam. Ambassador Chris...
  • Reuters: State never responded to two requests for more security in Benghazi

    10/10/2012 8:40:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/10/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Former State Department security officer Eric Nordstrom will testify today to the House Oversight Committee about the security failures that led to the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi and the assassination of our Ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens. Reuters got an advance look at his prepared testimony last night, and reports that not only did Nordstrom repeatedly request more security for the diplomatic mission, the State Department didn’t even bother to respond to his last two requests: A U.S. security officer twice asked his State Department superiors for more security agents for the American mission in Benghazi...
  • U.S. Security Official in Libya Tells Congressional Investigators....

    10/10/2012 9:14:53 AM PDT · by yoe · 26 replies
    Political Punch ^ | October 10, 2012 | Jake Tapper
    ABC News has learned that Eric Nordstrom, the former Regional Security Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Libya, has told congressional investigators that security at the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, was “inappropriately low” – and believed that State Department officials stood in the way of his attempts to change that. Nordstrom and the commander of a 16-member Security Support Team, Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wood, heard that foreign fighters were flowing across the Egyptian border and were making their way across the border to the Libyan city of Derna – which is to the east of Benghazi — and...
  • Records show calls for more protection in Libya, 230 'security incidents' before strike

    10/09/2012 8:33:50 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 7 replies ^ | October 09, 2012 | Catherine Herridge contributed
    The U.S. mission in Libya recorded 230 "security incidents" over a one-year period between 2011 and 2012, according to a State Department document that provides the most expansive view yet of the concerns on the ground in the run-up to the deadly Sept. 11 consulate attack. The document was obtained by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which is preparing to hold a high-profile hearing on Wednesday featuring security officers who served in Libya. One of them, Eric Nordstrom, claimed in an Oct. 1 email -- obtained by Fox News -- that he had argued for additional security, citing...
  • Associated Press sues retailers over iconic Obama image

    03/12/2011 4:29:14 AM PST · by csvset · 48 replies
    BBC ^ | 11 March 2011 | BBC
    The Associated Press has sued several retailers including Urban Outfitters for the unauthorised use of the Hope image created by artist Shepard Fairey. Artist Fairey used an AP photo without permission to create the image, and was sued by the news agency for violating copyright. That case was settled. AP argues that using the image on T-shirts is wilful and blatant violation of the copyright of the photo. A spokesman said that using photos for free devalued the work of journalists. The news agency filed lawsuits against Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom and Zumiez seeking unspecified damages. A Nordstrom spokeswoman said in...
  • Thank You To These Businesses And Products (Three Cheers For Capitalism And Customer Service Alert)

    12/28/2009 9:11:33 PM PST · by goldstategop · 27 replies · 1,145+ views
    Townhall ^ | 12/29/2009 | Dennis Prager
    Since I began radio broadcasting 27 years ago, I have tried to come up with ideas for New Year's resolutions for myself and my listeners. Virtually each time, I have advocated one resolution in particular: For every couple of letters of complaint or oral complaints we communicate about someone or about some company, we should write a letter or make a call to commend someone or some company. Did you complain about an airline or about a flight attendant in the past year? No problem. But if you have never cited an airline or a flight attendant for stellar performance,...
  • Attention Wal-Mart Shoppers!-(Fed.Dept.Stores buys MayCo = McDonaldization of retailing)

    03/05/2005 6:08:51 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 38 replies · 1,298+ views
    The bottom line is, there will be less choice for the consumer with the same merchandise being offered at all stores. It's the MacDonaldization of retailing. Where consistency trumps quality and selection, and low prices trumps service and a knowledgeable staff. There will be less variety in clothing since there will be fewer buyers making the choices. As a kid, I can recall when going downtown to shop used to be a special outing, almost an entertainment event. People actually used to get all dressed up to go "to the stores," believe it or not. Well-dressed ladies would lunch in...
  • Could modest attire make a comeback?

    02/04/2005 7:04:00 AM PST · by ZGuy · 389 replies · 6,681+ views
    AGNS ^ | 2/2/05
    In a Nordstrom department store fitting room, Pam Gunderson tried to convince her 13-year-old daughter that a pair of jeans fit too snuggly. Overhearing the conversation, a store clerk suggested that the youngster try squeezing into an even smaller size if she wanted to have “the look.” Gunderson’s younger daughter, 11-year-old Ella, couldn’t believe what she heard. The Redmond, Washington, girl later dashed off a letter to the store’s managers. “I see all of these girls who walk around with pants that show their belly button and underwear,” Ella wrote. “Your clerks suggest that there is only one look. If...
  • Woman sues because anti-aging cosmetics didn't cause her to become younger

    01/04/2005 10:18:22 PM PST · by AngieGal · 37 replies · 998+ views
    NBC ^ | 1/4/04 | NBC San Diego
    A San Diego woman has filed a lawsuit against Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Estee Lauder for selling anti-aging creams that allegedly employ false advertising. Debra Scheufler says she wants to make advertisers tell the truth about "age-defying" creams that don't live up to their claims. She filed a class action lawsuit in California. "These products that tout themselves as anti-aging products really target women of my era and kind of suck us into the belief that the clock can actually be turned back, when in fact, it cannot be turned back," Scheufler said. "I wasn't getting any younger."
  • Girls Pushing for Modest Fashion Options

    06/03/2004 1:35:32 PM PDT · by protest1 · 23 replies · 447+ views
    Yahoo!, Associated Press ^ | Wed Jun 2, 3:58 PM ET | KRISTEN GELINEAU
    Girls Pushing for Modest Fashion Options Wed Jun 2, 3:58 PM ET By KRISTEN GELINEAU, Associated Press Writer REDMOND, Wash. - During a recent shopping trip to Nordstrom, 11-year-old Ella Gunderson became frustrated with all the low-cut hip-huggers and skintight tops. So she wrote to the Seattle-based chain's executives to complain. The industry has been getting the message: A more modest look is in, fashion experts say. The shy, bespectacled redhead has since become an instant media darling, appearing on national television over the past two weeks to promote modest fashions instead of the saucy looks popularized by the likes...
  • Girls Don't Wanna Dress Immodestly

    06/02/2004 3:26:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 118 replies · 974+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, June 2, 2004
    REDMOND, Wash. - During a recent shopping trip to Nordstrom, 11-year-old Ella Gunderson became frustrated with all the low-cut hip-huggers and skintight tops. So she wrote to the Seattle-based chain's executives to complain. The industry has been getting the message: A more modest look is in, fashion experts say. The shy, bespectacled redhead has since become an instant media darling, appearing on national television over the past two weeks to promote modest fashions instead of the saucy looks popularized by the likes of Britney Spears. "We like to call this new girl Miss Modesty," said Gigi Solif Schanen, fashion editor...
  • Teen Fights Retailer (Nordstrom) For Conservative Clothes

    05/23/2004 11:59:52 AM PDT · by mhking · 88 replies · 811+ views
    KOMO-TV/DT/AM Seattle ^ | 5.21.04 | Leslie Knopp
    BELLEVUE - When Ella Gunderson wanted some new clothes she thought for sure she'd find something in the junior's department of Nordstrom. But she was surprised by what she found. "Some of the clothes there just aren't very appropriate," she explained. She found short skirts and blue jeans that left her belly button bare. So, Ella took her complaint to the top. She wrote the company a letter. The letter read: "Dear Nordstrom, I'm an 11-year-old girl who has tried shopping at your store for clothes, in particular jeans. But all of them ride way under my hips and the...