A Tough Break for Tween Brands

Shares of the girls' apparel retail got hammered Wednesday after it reported a sharp drop in quarterly earnings

Tween Brands (TWB) looks like it's joining a crowd of retailers suffering from a spending meltdown. The company -- which sells apparel, footwear, and lifestyle and personal care products to girls aged seven to 14 at Limited Too and Justice stores -- reported disappointing second quarter results and lowered its outlook for the third and fourth quarters and full fiscal year 2008.

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