Consumer Minute: Skinny Minnie Mouse; richest man in Ohio

6:54 PM, Oct 24, 2012   |    comments
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A skinny Minnie Mouse is under fire. Now upscale retailer Barneys New York is taking the heat. The ad features a dreaming Minnie with a figure no one could have, unless they ate like a mouse. A petition on is entitled: Barney's, leave Minnie alone. Disney and Barneys say the controversy is blown out of proportion. They point out Minnie wakes up in her traditional shape, wearing the same dress.

Ohio airwaves have been flooded with campaign ads. In Ohio, a staggering $177 million has been poured into radio and TV ads. Ad spending this week is topping out at $75 million, the most in any week so far during the campaign.

Forbes magazine says Leslie Wexner is the richest man in Ohio. Wexner is worth an estimated $4.5 billion. He is Chairman and CEO of Limited Brands, which are based in Columbus.


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