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Avenatti Indicted In Nike Extortion Case

Avenatti Indicted In Nike Extortion Case

Controversial lawyer Michael Avenatti was charged with trying to extort Nike out of more than $20 million dollars by threatening to go public with claims the company was facilitating payments to the families of high school basketball stars. Avenatti separately was charged with stealing about $300,000 from his former porn star client Stormy Daniels. (Read More)

OIA Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy Announces Capstone Projects

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) announced capstone projects for Class 4 of the Skip Yowell Future Leadership Academy (FLA), an immersive leadership experience for the next generation of outdoor industry game-changers. This year’s class includes 35 driven emerging leaders from REI, Yakima, Pacific Crest Trail Association, Backcountry.com, The North Face, Outdoor Research, Burley and others. (Read More)

Urban Outfitters’ Q1 Pulled Down By Margin Pressures

Urban Outfitters Inc. reported earnings in the first quarter declined 21,0 percent to $32.6 million, or 31 cents a share as gross margins were hurt by underperforming women’s apparel at the Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters brands. Earnings surpassed Wall Street's target of 26 cents. (Read More)

VF Corp. Disappoints On Outlook

VF Corp. Disappoints On Outlook

VF Corp. reported earnings and sales in the fourth quarter came in ahead of Wall Street's consensus estimates but provided 2020 guidance that was lower than targets. By segment, revenue for Outdoor is expected to increase approximately 4 percent to 5 percent, or 5 percent to 6 percent on a constant dollar basis, and revenue for Active is expected to increase approximately 6 percent to 7 percent, or 9 percent to 10 percent on a constant dollar basis. (Read More)

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