Martha Stewart

Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart recently declared her love for 3D printing. Now, he has reached a business deal with one of the leading names in the field, MakerBot.

When designer Jesse Howard accidentally cracked open his coffee maker, he was surprised to see a simple heating mechanism encased in the complex, injection molded shell. He also noticed that once the device was broken, it was almost impossible to repair....

Ron Johnson, the former head of retail at Apple and now the chief executive of J. C. Penney, testified this week that he'd never ask anyone to breach a contract. He said he believed in "perfect integrity" as "a matter of principle," and he readily agreed with the premise that "it's important to honor contracts even if the terms are unlikable at the time."

Yet that didn't stop him from signing a deal with Martha Stewart - his "new best friend," according to an e-mail - even though she already had an exclusive

Terry Lundgren, chief executive officer of Macy's Inc., said he was so upset when Martha Stewart called to tell him about her company's deal to sell products at J.C. Penney Co. stores that he hung up on her and hasn't spoken with her since.

Lundgren, 60, testified he was "completely shocked and blown away" when Stewart called in December 2011 to tell him about the pact, which was announced the next day. When Stewart said the agreement would be "good for Macy's," Lundgren said he replied "this conversation is over"

Macy's escalated its legal battle over its agreement to sell certain Martha Stewart products exclusively, filing a lawsuit on Thursday against J. C. Penney that accused the rival department store chain of interfering with its contract with the home goods designer.

In an earlier lawsuit against Martha Stewart, Macy's has already persuaded a New York state judge to temporarily block plans for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia to sell its products at J. C. Penney stores.

The lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court on Thursday against J. C. Penney

Macy's Inc. says Friday it has won a preliminary block against Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. selling some of its products at J.C. Penney.

Department-store chain Macy's sued Martha Stewart Living in January in a bid to stop a licensing deal between the housewares company and J.C. Penney.

Macy's had claimed Martha Stewart's deal with Penney violates the terms of an exclusive pact Macy's has to sell Martha Stewart-branded products at its stores

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