De Beers, the world's biggest diamond company, said Friday February 8th its 2007 sales fell three percent to 6.84 billion dollars (4.71 billion euros) and flagged a "high level of uncertainty" about its business this year.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned Friday February 8th that using botulinum toxins, such as the popular cosmetic treatment Botox, can have serious side-effects including death, but stopped short of banning them.
With Milan fashion week looming, Italian fashion house Gianfranco Ferre said Friday February 8th it has "terminated its collaboration" with creative director Lars Nilsson -- just five months after he got the job.
Some 150,000 rare Himalayan goats whose wool is used to make Indian Kashmir's famed pashmina shawls are at risk of dying due to heavy snow blanketing the region, officials warned on Wednesday, February 6th.
French luxury products group LVMH reported on Wednesday, February 6th that net profit rose eight percent last year to a record of 2.03 billion euros (2.96 billion euros) despite unfavourable exchange rates.
Burkina Faso may be one of the poorest countries on the planet but some of its people are now getting ahead thanks to rising demand in the developed world for organically grown cotton and skin-saving shea butter.