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Finish Line Reports Dip In Q4 Earnings Despite Uptick In Revenue

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 27 / 15

Finish Line reported a decline in Q4 earnings and "warned that profits in the current year may miss expectations," as the sports-apparel retailer has "struggled lately in a retail environment dogged by more promotions and lower mall traffic." The company's earnings fell 5% to $40.8M despite revenues...

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INTERNET NEWS & NOTES

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07/09/99
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ESPN CHILTON POLL: FANS INTEREST IN MLB ALL-STAR GAME

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MEDIA NOTES

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FINANCE NOTES

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