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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...]

Retailers to Obama, Romney: Pay Attention!

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Washington—With negative campaigning already in full swing—and expected to worsen as November approaches—the retail industry wants … [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...]

Trade Groups Applaud As Obama Signs 3 Free Trade Agreements

President Obama with President Lee Myung-bak of the Republic of Korea during Lee’s State Visit last week. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Washington--President Barack Obama signed off today on three long-standing free trade agreements, deals with South Korea, Colombia … [Read more...]

Kate Middleton Wears a Dress and Crashes Website

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London--Accessories designers: get those product placement publicists ready! If you still didn’t believe in "The Kate Effect," you … [Read more...]

New Fur Label Law Starts Friday

Under the new fur label law any accessories containing fur (except handbags) must be labeled

Washington— Friday, March 18, marks the first day that all garments, including accessories, that contain animal fur—no matter what … [Read more...]