Picking up the Penneys
J.C. Penney's new home department is like Technicolor Oz plunked down in black-and-white Kansas.
Dreamed up by Ron Johnson -- the former Apple retail wizard ousted in April as chief executive officer -- the new housewares emporium features vibrant colors, wood fixtures and other modern flourishes.
The rest of the century-old department-store chain? Not so much.
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