Government and Trade


Government and Trade

U.S and Brazil Deal Ends Cotton Dispute

The countries have reached an agreement to end a decade-old cotton-subsidy dispute that had placed U.S. apparel and textile exports in the crosshairs.

DOL Gets Order Against BabyVision

The U.S. Department of Labor has obtained a temporary restraining order against BabyVision Inc.

Cotton Group Introduces Mediation to Resolve Reneged Contracts

The International Cotton Association said it is introducing mediation services to help resolve disputes over reneged contracts.

Hong Kong Protests Swell

The pro-democracy demonstrations, now dubbed the "umbrella revolution," continue into their fourth day.

Michelle Obama, Narciso Rodriguez, Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards, NDAs, luncheon, White House,

First Lady Honors Designers at White House

Michelle Obama hosted a luncheon for recipients of the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards, which included Narciso Rodriguez.

FTC Charges Shapewear Firms With Making False Claims

Two marketers of women’s shapewear have settled FTC charges over slimming claims for their products and will refund consumers a total of $1.5 million.

Hong Kong Protests Rattle Retailers

Increasing civil unrest is likely to dent retail sales and scare off Chinese tourists.

Diego Della Valle Criticizes Italy's Prime Minister

The honeymoon between the Tod’s chief and Matteo Renzi is over.

Trade Issues Key at India Summit

White House officials said Friday that several trade issues are among the key topics President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss.

Obama to Appoint Matthew Rubel for Second Term

Rubel is to serve an additional four-year term on an executive-branch trade advisory committee.

Joshua Teitelbaum to Join Commerce Department

He is joining the department as deputy assistant secretary for textiles, consumer goods and materials.

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