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American Apparel Lays Off 2,400 Workers

American Apparel workers reported to the company’s Los Angeles factory Monday to pick up their final checks.

clock 20hKari Hamanaka


Marco Gobbetti to Join Burberry as Executive Chairman, and CEO

Gobbetti will join the company on Jan. 27, as executive chairman, Asia-Pacific and Middle East until July 4, when he will become ceo.

clock January 16, 2017Samantha Conti


Hermès to Open Meatpacking District Store

The neighborhood is constantly in a state of flux.

clock 11hSharon Edelson

Government and Trade

British Prime Minister Theresa May

Government and Trade

British Prime Minister Theresa May Lays Out Brexit Plans

May laid out her initiatives pertaining to Brexit in a speech held in central London.

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Garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Apparel Industry Struggles to Cope With Terrorism Warning

Following a U.S. State Department warning of a threat to apparel buyers, Bangladeshi firms are seeking ways to continue to do business.

clock January 13, 2017Mayu Saini

Trump, New York, USA - 12 Jan 2017

Government and Trade

Trump Taps Rudy Giuliani to Chair Cyber Security Task Force

Trump and Giuliani plan to hold a series of meetings with major corporate executives to discuss cyber threats and solutions.

clock January 12, 2017Kristi Ellis

LL Bean, Freeport, USA

Government and Trade

Trump Comes to Defense of L.L. Bean

L.L. Bean heiress strikes back at anti-Trump group calling for a boycott of the company.

clock January 12, 2017Kristi Ellis

Trump, New York, USA - 11 Jan 2017

Government and Trade

Trump Promises Border Tax on Imports of Offshored Goods

Trump praised LVMH’s Bernard Arnault and Alibaba’s Jack Ma at the press conference.

clock January 11, 2017Kristi Ellis

Paolo Gentiloni

Government and Trade

Italian Government to Support Country’s Fashion Industry, Pledges $38.1 Million for 2017

Carlo Calenda, Italy’s minister for economic development, revealed the investment inaugurating Pitti Uomo.

clock January 11, 2017Luisa Zargani

M&J Bangladesh

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Alliance Announces Progress, Factory Suspensions

Retailers and brands are part of the Alliance, which is performing inspections and overseeing remediation in Bangladesh factories.

clock January 10, 2017Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

U.S. Consul General for Hong Kong, Macau: TPP Should Be Revived

“The anxiety that people are feeling in the U.S. about their economic condition overwhelmed the logic of the agreement,” said the U.S. Consul General in Hong Kong.

clock January 10, 2017Tiffany Ap

Donald Trump and Bernard Arnault at Trump Tower in New York.

Government and Trade

Day of the Titans: Trump Meets Arnault, Jack Ma

The business moguls talked jobs with the president-elect, with Arnault promising to open more U.S. factories.

clock January 10, 2017Kristi Ellis and Joelle Diderich

los angeles port

Government and Trade

Retail Imports Higher Than Expected During Holidays

Cargo volume for 2016 is now estimated at 18.8 million TEU, up 2.9 percent from 2015.

clock January 9, 2017Arthur Friedman

Alibaba's Jack Ma and Michael Evans met with Trump on Monday.

Government and Trade

Trump Meets Alibaba’s Jack Ma, Discusses Job Creation

Trump and Ma discuss creating one million U.S. jobs by increasing online business on Alibaba’s platforms and boosting exports.

clock January 9, 2017Kristi Ellis

Sanctions For Russia

Government and Trade

USTR Urges Trade Reforms From China

While citing some positive developments, the overall picture currently presented by China’s WTO membership remains complex, USTR said.

clock January 9, 2017Arthur Friedman

Port of Miami

Government and Trade

Bangladesh Posts Largest Apparel Import Increase in November

Apparel imports from Bangladesh could take a hit in the wake of the State Department’s warning that ISIS is targeting garment buyers in the country.

clock January 6, 2017Kristi Ellis

MOL Benefactor

Government and Trade

ILA to Fight Fully Automated Terminals in Contract Talks

Informal talks with USMX management leaders are scheduled for Feb. 13 on a new master contract covering Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports.

clock January 6, 2017Arthur Friedman

Garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Government and Trade

U.S. Reveals Terrorist Threat on Garment Buyers in Bangladesh

It is the first such threat specifically targeting the global fashion industry, according to industry officials.

clock January 5, 2017Kristi Ellis

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clock January 16, 2017Luisa Zargani

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