Back-to-School Standoff Risks Profit Margins

Back-to-School Standoff Risks Profit Margins

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A possible sign of the promotions to come can be seen in the price wars being waged by the teen-oriented retailers. Abercrombie & Fitch Co ., American Eagle Outfitters Inc. and Aeropostale Inc. are cutting prices on denim more than usual.