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J. Crew's Credit Rating Downgraded

Credit watchdog Moody's downgraded the debt backing J. Crew to “Caa2” from “B3.”

clock December 2, 2016Evan Clark

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Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Despite decades of enforcement, labor investigators keep turning up violations in garment shops in California.

clock 16hKristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

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Italy's Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

clock 20hLuisa Zargani

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NRDC Report Sites Clean Energy Growth

The NRDC report said 20 percent of the U.S. population lives in a state with a goal of at least 50 percent renewable energy.

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China Derails WTO Environmental Goods Agreement

Some trade experts viewed the 11th hour move by China in the closing stage of the two-day ministerial talks “as a political miscalculation.”

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Sydney, Australia

Government and Trade

Australia Clears Way for Chinese Tourist Influx

2017 has been designated the “Australia-China Year of Tourism.”

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Government and Trade

Sweatshops Persist in U.S. Garment Industry

Sweatshop conditions are still found in garment factories in California 20 years after investigators uncovered one of the most egregious examples in El Monte, Calif.

clock 16hKristi Ellis and Khanh T.L. Tran

Matteo Renzi and wife Agnese

Government and Trade

Italian Prime Minister Resigns

Renzi acknowledged the result of the exit polls following the referendum held on Sunday, which showed the “no front” ahead almost 60 percent.

clock 20hLuisa Zargani

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Government and Trade

Justice Dept. Appeals Preliminary Injunction on Overtime Rule

Retailers joined a coalition in a lawsuit against the overtime rule.

clock December 2, 2016Kristi Ellis

Doug McMillon

Government and Trade

Wal-Mart’s McMillon Tapped for New Trump Business Leaders’ Forum

The exec of Wal-Mart, which launched its own Made in America program three years ago, is a choice meant to reflect Trump’s push to increase manufacturing jobs in America.

clock December 2, 2016Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Specialty Stores, Department Stores Cut Jobs in November

The overall economy added 178,000 jobs, in line with the pace of job growth in previous months.

clock December 2, 2016Kristi Ellis

Giorgio Armani, Renzo Rosso, Matteo Renzi and Alberta Ferretti.

Government and Trade

Italy’s Fashion Executives Vie for Stability, Stand Behind Prime Minister Ahead of Referendum

Uncertainty looms as Italian citizens gear up for a referendum on Dec. 4 to vote on a change in the country’s constitution.

clock December 2, 2016Luisa Zargani

Andrea Rosso Talks Diesel’s License Strategy in Berlin

Government and Trade

Andrea Rosso Talks Diesel’s License Strategy in Berlin

At the celebration of the exclusive Diesel Alrite Watch by Rostarr, Diesel’s creative director for licenses Andrea Rosso talked about his experiences in the license business.

clock December 1, 2016Quynh Tran

Maersk Lines

Government and Trade

Maersk to Acquire Rival Carrier Hamburg Süd

With the acquisition, Maersk Line will have an 18.6 percent global capacity share.

clock December 1, 2016Arthur Friedman

Donald Trump chose Wilbur Ross as Commerce Secretary.

Government and Trade

Wilbur Ross Seen Balancing Trump Trade Agenda

In the perch at the Commerce Department, Ross will be tasked with walking the delicate line of pushing trade and manufacturing policies.

clock December 1, 2016Kristi Ellis and Arthur Friedman

Maersk Line

Government and Trade

Brands and Shippers Sign Counterfeit Pledge

The declaration is a reaction to the concerns of brand owners that vessels hauling their legitimate goods were also being exploited by criminal networks to transport fake versions.

clock November 30, 2016John Zarocostas

Donald Trump Wilbur Ross Commerce Secretary

Government and Trade

Donald Trump Names Ross, Mnuchin to Key Cabinet Posts

The two cabinet picks discussed their views on trade on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” this morning.

clock November 30, 2016Kristi Ellis

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Government and Trade

WTO Nears Trade Facilitation Agreement Enactment

The number of countries ratifying the TFA reached 100 on Nov. 29 when Dominica and Mongolia finalized their approval.

clock November 29, 2016Arthur Friedman

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