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Clock Ticks Toward Possible “Container Cliff”

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Washington—Federal mediators have been meeting this week with the International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA) and the United … [Read more...]

Inauguration 2013: Accessories Get Sworn In

Michelle Obama wore a Thom Brown coat and a bejeweled belt from J.Crew

Washington--As always, the presidential inauguration was as much a fashion spectacle as a political one. First lady Michelle Obama … [Read more...]

NRF Applauds “Fiscal Cliff” Legislation

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Washington—As Americans breathe a collective sigh of relief as the legislation passed Tuesday to avert the so-called "fiscal … [Read more...]

Obama Faces “Container Cliff” Pressure, Too

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Washington--The pressure is on President Obama not only regarding the impending fiscal cliff, but also the so-called "container … [Read more...]

Is a “Container Cliff” Fast Approaching?

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Washington—If haggling between President Obama and Congress over the impending fiscal cliff on Jan. 1 isn’t bad enough, retailers … [Read more...]

Trade Groups Urge President Obama to Action on Potential East Coast Port Strike

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Washington—In what promises to be yet another countdown to potential financial disaster facing the country, additional trade … [Read more...]

AAFA to Obama: Avert East Coast Port Strike

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

Alexandria, VA—While President Obama and Congress continue to haggle over a solution to the impending “fiscal cliff,” apparel, … [Read more...]

NRF to Obama: Intervene in Port Strike

Protesters picking at the Port of Los Angeles where a strike threatens to impede the off loading of merchandise retailers need, the NRF said.

Washington—With retailers facing the prospects of merchandise being held up due to the port strikes in Los Angeles and Long Beach, … [Read more...]

Lifted Trade Bans to Burma: A Boon to Fashion Industry?

President Obama on Monday during his historic visit to Myanmar met with opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Before his arrival, the United States lifted most trade bans that had been in place against Myanmar since 2003.

Washington—Myanmar, also known as Burma, once a source of apparel, textile and accessories imports to the United States until the … [Read more...]

NRF: Fix Fiscal Cliff Before Black Friday

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Washington—The National Retail Federation (NRF) today joined a growing chorus of business leaders across many industries to call … [Read more...]

Flip-Flop Poll: Most Accurate Predictor for President?

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Thousand Oaks, CA—You can reference your Rasmussen, Gallup, or Ipsos/Reuters polls to get the latest take on which candidate, … [Read more...]

What the Presidential Election May Mean to Holiday Sales?

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Stevens, PA—At the risk of contributing to the unwavering punditry connected with the President Obama vs. Gov. Mitt Romney … [Read more...]