Retail Redux

With a line of clothing that mixes sustainability and style, Nau plans to do nothing less than reinvent the shopping experience.

When a start-up company enters a saturated market, odds are usually against it. But Chris Van Dyke, the president and CEO of Nau, a Portland-based active-wear company that launched online in January, isn't concerned with normal business models.With a line of clothing that mixes sustainability and style -think Patagonia meets Prada-Nau plans to do nothing less than reinvent the shopping experience. Nau stores, which the company calls "webfronts," will have a limited inventory of Nau's entire line (made of recycled materials and recyclable itself). Customers shop for the right sizes and styles, with the choice of ordering at in-store web kiosks for a ten percent discount. Purchases are then delivered by mail from a centralized warehouse-thereby reducing each store's size and operating costs, and conserving energy. The company plans to open four such "webfronts" across the country this March.Nau's clothing philosophy is based on what they call a fusion of beauty, performance, and sustainability. "The dominant paradigm suggests you can't do all three," says Ian Yolles, vice president of marketing. "We're doing it all, but none of it matters-sustainability, charity, green ethos-without a killer product."PEDIGREE Nau president and CEO Chris Van Dyke is the son of Hollywood legend Dick Van Dyke.LEARN MORE
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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

In this video, he responds to a scam email claiming he bought a laptop by breaking into the scammer's computer. In the process he uncovers where the scammers work, their banking information, and even their personal identities.

"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

For 48 hours this owner of a pet rescue tracked the charges being made on her credit card. Ultimately, she found her car at a local Applebee's, and then went after the thieves.

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

Sanders began by calling out Bloomberg for his stewardship of New York's stop and frisk policy that targeted young black men.

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