Barney Rubble

WHAT'S BIG AND PURPLE AND flat on its back? Barney, the insipid dinosaur. And that's bad news for J.C. Penney. Last year, when Barney was hotter than a Jurassic-era volcano, the Plano (Tex.) retailer was one of Barney's biggest promoters. Most Penney stores devoted an entire section to everything from Barney sleeping bags to Barney stuffed toys.

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