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What: After an 11% drop in share price, Coach
So what: Yet the catalyst for the day's sell-off seems tenuous in the extreme. Last week, a report on Chinese manufacturing showed contraction for the third month in a row. This in turn has pundits talking of a "cooling off" of China's red-hot growth pace, with a likely slowdown in middle-class consumer spending resulting as the country as a whole becomes less affluent.
Now what: As you can see, there's not a lot of hard numbers behind these theories so far. Barely even a direct connection between last week's report and this week's worries about how it might affect Coach, Tiffany
Hmm. Did I say "may serve?" In fact, I think it just did.
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