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U.S. Brands Named in Infringement Complaint at ITC

RevoLaze and TechnoLines filed the complaint against 17 well-known denim brands and retailers, alleging they have violated a section under U.S. trade law.

Labor Activists Team Up Across Asia's Borders

Thousands of workers in China, Indonesia and Cambodia have protested in recent months.

Pakistan, Kohinoor Mills, textiles

Pakistan Mills See Blockade Easing

The protest march from Lahore in Punjab to the capital Islamabad caused disruptions in textile shipments starting Aug. 8.

Wal-Mart Updates Made in USA Progress

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s second U.S. manufacturing summit in Denver was filled with speeches from top company executives.

VF Corp. Ups Bangladesh Funding to $17M

The company said it is increasing its own funding to help improve working conditions in the country's garment industry.

Denver Event Aims to Close Gap in Walmart's 'Made in USA' Push

The retailer has pledged to buy an additional $250 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade.

Japan's Q2 GDP Shrinks 6.8%

The economy contracted the most since the record earthquake three years ago as consumption and investment plunged after April's sales-tax increase.

Bangladesh Exports Fall

Bangladesh's exports fell 1.4 percent in July from a year earlier, government data showed on Monday, the first decline since August 2012.

Chinese Activists Push for Safer Factories

More than a dozen labor rights groups are circulating a petition pushing for safer working conditions after Saturday's factory blast.

Malls to Meeting Rooms Empty as Ukraine Becomes No-Go Zone

As deadly battles rage in the east, the 74-acre Respublika concept, planned to include eastern Europe’s largest entertainment complex, sits unfinished.

Productivity Rises More Than Forecast, Limiting U.S. Costs

The productivity of U.S. workers rose more than projected in the second quarter.

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