Government and Trade


Government and Trade

Port Labor Talks on Hiatus Again

Labor negotiations at West Coast ports set to resume Wednesday.

Internet Sales Tax Bill Revived in Senate

Retailers' efforts to close the Internet sales tax loophole just found new life on Capitol Hill.

U.S. Expands Sanctions Against Russia

While the actions did not directly impact the global fashion industry, the sanctions created uncertainty for U.S. brands selling into the Russian market.

Rana Plaza Survivors React to Charges

Workers and survivors hurried to share the news with their colleagues about the charge sheet accusing 18 people this week.

Brazil's Retail Sales Up 0.5% in May

Increase is strongest since November, agency says.

Eighteen Charged in Rana Plaza Collapse

Those accused of breaching regulations include the owner of the building.

China Q2 GDP Grows 7.5%

The better-than-expected gross domestic product growth puts China on track to reach the government’s annual target.

U.S. Retail Sales Rise in June

Apparel and accessories stores posted a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent increase.

Bangladesh Collapsed Building Owner to Be Charged

Mohammad Sohel Rana’s name will be included in the charge sheet in the Rana Plaza case.

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Source Africa Shows Continent's Potential

The promise of Africa as a viable production venue is beginning to bear fruit, according to experts at the Cape Town trade fair.

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China Policy Hits Cotton Prices

The country is unwinding its massive stockpiles of cotton and readying to implement direct-farmer subsidies.

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