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Retail Imports to Set New Record in Final Surge Before Holidays

The port at Savannah, Ga., is one of dozens on the East Coast that would be affected should a strike occur on Dec. 29.

Washington—The final surge in import cargo ahead of the holiday season will likely happen this month, setting a new monthly record … [Read more...]

Retail Imports Remain Above Average as Port Talks Continue

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Washington--Retailers concerned by the lack of a West Coast longshoremen’s contract will continue to bring merchandise into the … [Read more...]

Record Imports Expected As West Coast Port Talks Continue

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Washington-- Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to hit an all-time record in August as retailers concerned … [Read more...]

West Coast Port Talks to Resume Wednesday

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Los Angeles—Negotiation talks over the West Coast longshore workers and their employers are expected to resume Wednesday after a … [Read more...]

West Coast Port Contract Talks Resume

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Los Angeles--Negotiations on a new labor contract for West Coast dockworkers have resumed following a three-day hiatus last … [Read more...]

Week in Review: Top 10 Must Reads

Businessweek cover story this week on Dov Charney

 New York—Controversy was the name of the game this week. What with renegade ex-CEO Dov Charney in a deal that … [Read more...]

Expiration of West Coast Ports Contract Brings Surge in Imports

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Washington–With West Coast longshoremen still negotiating a new contract, retailers are bringing holiday merchandise into the … [Read more...]

Retail Imports Spike as Contract Deadline Approaches

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Retail Imports Spike as Contract Deadline Approaches Washington—Import volume at major U.S. container ports is expected to … [Read more...]

Week in Review: 10 Must-Read Articles

Clover leaf ball gown, 1953 from Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Charles James: Beyond Fashion."

New York--This week was chock full of interesting, useful information if you were paying attention, that is.In a special … [Read more...]

May Imports Continue to Rise Ahead of Port Labor Negotiations

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Washington—–Import volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 3.5% this month as negotiators … [Read more...]

Week in Review: News-to-Know

Accessories have been one of the hot spots in Michael Kors' growing business

New York—It was a much needed dose of optimism when most of retail seems besieged with lower traffic patterns, slumping comp store … [Read more...]

Retailers Urge Expedited Contract Negotiations at West Coast Ports

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Washington—In an effort to stave off any work stoppage as shipments arrive to West Coast ports for the crucial holiday selling … [Read more...]