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Liz Luring Lauder Leader

Reuters: Liz Claiborne in CEO Talks with Estee Lauder Exec. Liz Claiborne Inc. is in final talks to hire Estee Lauder Cos. Inc. Group President Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne as the clothing company’s next chief executive and chairman, Women’s Wear Daily reported on Monday.

Liz Claiborne contracts have been added to the site. While we’re on the topic of women’s wear, I’ve added Bernard Chaus contracts as well. Both feature labor agreements, which these days usually mean cuts in pay, benefits and pensions if you’re in the airline or auto industry.