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Pandemic lifestyles caused a slew of Americans to gain — or lose — weight. That resizing is helping drive retail sales up, as consumers adjust their wardrobes.

Driving the news: Levi Strauss' revenue last quarter grew 156% from a year ago, to $1.3 billion, the company reported Friday.

  • Levi CEO Chip Bergh cited the size-change phenomenon as an earnings factor in an interview with CNBC on Friday. "That obviously gives a good reason to go out and update a wardrobe," he said.

Why it matters: The pandemic has reshaped retail and apparel trends. We're only beginning to understand how some of those changes will impact businesses this year — but we'll know more after this earnings season.

By the numbers: In a March survey by consumer data provider NPD, 40% of women and 30% of men said they no longer fit into the sizes they wore last year.

  • Among those that reported a change, more went up in size than down.

This was driven by pandemic habits that tended toward either more snacking or more exercising, NPD says.

What to watch: With the economy expected to be completely reopened by fall, overall retail growth will slow from its recent clip.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Sunday that it is her "plan" to appoint Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) to the House select committee investigating the deadly Jan 6. Capitol riots.

Why it matters: Pelosi's statement to ABC's "This Week" comes after she rejected two of the five Republican appointments offered by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).

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Bezos beats Branson in space billionaires' battle for attention

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Jeff Bezos' flight into space generated more interest from the public than Richard Branson's, and both billionaires overshadowed their respective space companies.

Why it matters: Data shows an outsized public interest in the personalities at the center of the space trips, compared to the companies behind them — which could reinforce public suspicion that the ventures were partly vanity plays.