#TheDailySpin: Short skirts = booming economy

So how do the skirts—and Wall Street—look this spring? Plus, mannequins getting more curvaceous, why the ‘Lin-sanity’ must stop, our crooning president, a peculiar obituary, and more.

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Whatever fashions are in stores this season, customers might find them displayed on more voluptuous mannequins. A company that makes the fashion dummies said there’s an increasing demand for fuller-bodied, more realist examples of today’s women.

The same can’t be said for Carl’s Jr. The fast-food franchise is ordering up a burger with a side of Sports Illustrated‘s swimsuit cover bombshell Kate Upton—the company’s new spokes model.

Another Sports Illustrated cover—and more specifically, its hashtag—has fueled the hype over basketball star Jeremy Lin. But as Advertising Age recommends, Lin’s media handlers would be wise to curb the “Lin-sanity” sensationalism and work to build a brand around the athlete.

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