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NRF Critical of Obama Overtime Pay Proposal

The DOL’s proposal would extend overtime protections to nearly 5 million white collar workers within the first year of its implementation.

President Barack Obama

Obama Signs Trade Authority and Preferences Bills

The action sets the stage for taking negotiations on Asia-Pacific and European free-trade agreements to the next level.

Gail Strickler

Source Africa: The AGOA Success Story

The third annual Source Africa event featured a series of panel discussions took place at the Cape Town International Convention Center.

The countries where gay marriage is legal.

Chart: Countries Where Gay Marriage is Legal

The U.S. is the latest county to join nearly two dozen other nations that makes same-sex marriage legal, which was applauded by the fashion inudstry.

Global Investments in Apparel and Textiles Surge to $28.2B

Some of the biggest new greenfield investments were made by Chinese companies eager to relocate and establish factories in developing countries with lower costs.

The U.S. Supreme Court building.

Retailers Frown on Supreme Court Affordable Care Act Decision

The Supreme Court reaffirmed President Obama’s signature health care law today, upholding subsidies for millions of Americans who buy their health insurance on federal exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.

President Barack Obama

House Passes Trade Programs, Advances President’s Agenda

The measure contains Trade Adjustment Assistance, a program that helps workers displaced by imports, and renews or extends benefits to sub-Saharan African countries, Haiti and other developing nations.

President Barack Obama

Senate Passes TPA, Linchpin to Obama Trade Agenda

The measure is seen as a linchpin to completing negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks between the U.S. and 11 countries.

U.S., China Boosting Joint Efforts in Counterfeit Fight

U.S. and Chinese customs officials agreed to step up their joint enforcement and tracking of counterfeit products.