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President Barack Obama gives the State of the Union address, Washington D.C.

Obama Seeks Funds for Cybersecurity, Trade

The cybersecurity plan was unveiled in wake of a series of breaches at stores such as Target, Neiman Marcus and Home Depot.

Protesters, Police Clash in Hong Kong

The violence, which reports link to a Hong Kong Indigenous group that seeks to retain Hong Kong independence, is reminiscent of the 2014 clashes between pro-democracy protesters and police.

The CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin.

Port of New York and New Jersey Sets Cargo Volume Record in 2015

Record cargo helps boost port jobs and economic activity.

Bangladesh Leads U.S. Apparel and Textile Imports in December

Bangladesh’s apparel and textile imports to the U.S. bounced back in 2015, but the global fashion industry continues to face challenges in safety remediation in the country’s garment industry.

Morocco’s Exports Fueled by Free Trade Pacts

Morocco’s textile and apparel sector has benefited from exemptions from import duties and favorable corporate tax terms for production in export processing zones.

Feds Seize $39.3 Million in Bogus Sports Merchandise

Officials seized millions of dollars in counterfeit sports merchandise in the past year and led a weeklong effort in San Francisco in the run-up to the Super Bowl on Sunday.

Trade Ministers Sign 12-Nation TPP Deal

The TPP trade deal is expected to boost trade for retailers and apparel and footwear brands.

A garment factory in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Factory Fire Shows Urgent Need for Safety Upgrades

The fire started Tuesday morning just before workers came in for the morning shift.

The rescue effort at the Rana Plaza collapse that prompted scrutiny of industry safety.

Bangladesh Factory Fire Prompts Renewed Safety Concerns

Labor and worker rights groups call on retailers and brands to step up safety repairs in Bangladesh in wake of a sweater factory fire Tuesday.