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The numbers for July 17, 2013: Shape up

Katie Long Jul 17, 2013

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509,175

The number of refund checks being mailed to purchasers of Skechers Shape-up shoes. Earlier this year, Skechers agreed to pay a $40 million settlement for advertising unfounded claims that the shoes toned thighs, butts and abs. (CNN Money)

63%

Bank industry profits are on the up and up, while tech companies … not so much. Bank of America reported profits up 63 percent for the period April-June. Yesterday, Yahoo’s earnings missed the mark slightly. Intel and Ebay are expected to post muted earnings as well today. (NYT)

Day 1

ESPN is looking to clean up the discourse on its website. After permitting anonymous comments for over five years, the site is requiring posters to sign in via Facebook. (Marketplace)

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