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  • There was speculation in the media that Wal-Mart may be interested in buying its way into the fashion business by acquiring Tommy Hilfiger, the clothing brand that decided to auction itself off earlier this month.

    The initial rumors were published in Women’s Wear Daily.

    Neither Wal-Mart nor Hilfiger executives were commenting on the rumors. Analysts, however, said that an acquisition could allow Wal-Mart to accelerate its strategy of offering more upscale products in its stores.

  • The British tabloid The Sun reports that a 33-year-old woman who was shopping at her local Asda supermarket fainted the other day – apparently because she was wearing what can best (or at least most delicately) be described as motorized underwear designed to, well, stimulate her.

    She fell and hit her head, and the paper reports that when paramedics showed up “they found her black imitation leather knickers still buzzing.”

    But most priceless was the typically British reaction as expressed by an Asda spokesman: “We like to think shopping with us is exciting enough already.”

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