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Trans-Pacific Partnership

Think Tank: TPP Is a Good Thing and It’s About Time

David Spooner, a partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, was the chief textile and apparel negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative from 2002 to 2006.

‘Made In’ Legislation Stalls in Europe

Germany, the U.K., and Ireland lead opposition, while Italy and France push for tougher rules.

RILA Gets $750K Grant for Energy Program

RILA’s energy management project with DOE aims to drive energy and carbon reduction in the retail sector.

U.S. Stays Atop Global Competitiveness Survey

The report placed Hong Kong second behind the U.S., and Singapore third.

L'Oreal Paris Advanced Hair Care

The Winners and Losers of China’s Lower Import Tariffs

The measures include cuts to tariffs on imported apparel; shoes and boots, and skin care products.

China to Slash Import Tariffs

The country will cut tariffs on items including skincare products and Western-style clothes, potentially giving a fillip to global brands and bolstering domestic consumption amid faltering economic growth.

President Obama, Markets, TTP

Senate Passes TPA

The Senate passed the controversial presidential Trade Promotion Authority bill on Friday night, defeating amendments that threatened to derail it and handing a hard-won victory on trade to President Obama.

A view of the Ports of Los Angeles.

West Coast Port Workers Approve Contract

Union members ratified a five-year contract that expires in 2019 and is retroactive to July 1, 2014.

Men’s Prices Tilt Apparel CPI to the Negative in April

The overall CPI rose a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in April.