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banana republic

  • n  a small country (especially in Central America) that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas)
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  • Fashion and beauty deals of the week: 6 reasons to start shopping now
    This week’s 90-degree temps have reminded us of three things: We desperately need to book a pedicure; it’s time to invest in self-tanner; and we seriously need some new summer clothes. Here are six fashion and beauty deals to keep you cool. Milly for Banana Republic: So, no, it’s not on sale yet, but Milly’s [...]
    June 13, 2013 - Denver Post
  • Sales at Gap Inc. beat expectations in May
    Gap Inc. reported that its sales rose more than expected in May, helped by strong results at its Gap and Old Navy stores. Total comparable sales rose 7 percent in May. Analysts had projected 3.7 percent, according to Retail Metrics Inc. Same-store sales at Banana Republic were little changed, missing analysts’ estimate for a 0.7 percent gain; The Gap rose 8 percent, beating an estimated 3.8 ...
    June 9, 2013 - Boston Globe
  • Fred Grimm: Florida’s corruption knows no ethnicity
    After Miami Herald stories exposing corruption in Miami-Dade County, a familiar disparagement has become inevitable in the e-mail reaction and readers’ comments. “Nothing but a damn banana republic,” they complain, implying an ethnic superiority, as if local government was a pristine enterprise before an influx of Cuban exiles ruined South Florida’s fine Anglo ethic.
    June 8, 2013 - Miami Herald

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