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EU Reforming Its Credit-Card Market While the U.S. Lags

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Washington--As of this week, merchants and consumers in Europe will see some relief from the exorbitant fees paid to the credit … [Read more...]

New Trade Enforcement Agency to Target China?

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Washington—Following up his comments during his State of the Union address to Congress in January, President Obama signed Tuesday … [Read more...]

Tiffany to Open 3rd NY Store in Soho

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New York—Just in time for its 175th anniversary, Tiffany & Co. plans to open its third Manhattan store, a 7,000 square foot … [Read more...]

Claire’s Q2 Loss Widens Hit by Decline in EU Sales

Chicago--Claire’s Stores reported last week that its second quarter loss widened as comparable store sales declined, especially in … [Read more...]

EU Court: Ebay, Other Online Sellers Must Protect Trademarks

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Luxembourg—The European Union’s highest court ruled Tuesday that online marketplaces, such as eBay and others, are responsible for … [Read more...]

Report: U.S., E.U. Online Sales to Hit $279 Billion by 2015

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Cambridge, MA--Online retail in both the United States and Western Europe will continue on a double-digit growth trajectory over … [Read more...]

‘Made in’ Labeling Law Divides EU Members

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Brussels--Despite split opinions within the European Union (EU), long-debated legislative proposals to introduce compulsory origin … [Read more...]

CPSC Urges Voluntary Cadmium Limits

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Washington—The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said Tuesday that jewelry manufacturers, consumer groups and other … [Read more...]

New California Cadmium Limits Increase Demands for Federal Regulations

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North Kingston, RI—Responding to a new state law limiting cadmium in children’s jewelry that California Governor Arnold … [Read more...]

Luxury Groups Back New EU Online Restrictions

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Brussels--New European Commission rules which could restrict the sale of luxury goods online have been backed by groups including … [Read more...]