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How Tiffany & Co. monopolized a shade of blue

In the early 1990s, color went to court. The Chicago-based company Qualitex, which produces green-gold press pads for dry-cleaning plants, sued St. Louis's Jacobson Products for making the same items in the same hue.

Tiffany's holiday season even worse than it predicted

Tiffany & Co. already warned in January that sales during the holiday were weak. It turned out that demand for jewelry and other bling in the company's trademark blue boxes was a bit worse than what investors expected.