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Ex-Williams Sonoma CEO Howard Lester Dies

Howard Lester, who served as CEO of Williams-Sonoma from 1978 until this past May, died yesterday evening from cancer. When Lester began with the kitchen store, it had four locations (it now has more than 600); he took the company public in 1983, expanding its purview to high-end cookware and home decor. [Bloomberg]