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An American Apparel store.

American Apparel Workers Form Activist Group

An immigrants rights group said it is working with American Apparel workers to protect the company's manufacturing jobs in the latest drama to unfold out of the Los Angeles-based firm.

Concerns Over China GDP Target

Economists are calling the Chinese government’s economic growth target for 2015 of “around 7 percent” predictable yet are raising questions over whether leaders have a clear plan for reforms.

Senate Passes National Labor Relations Measure for Union Elections

The approval blocks a controversial rule that shortens the time frame for union elections.

Garment workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Bangladesh Alliance Names Mark Chubb Chief Safety Officer

Mark Chubb was named to the newly created position.

Mexican Trade Regs Raise Ire of U.S. Firms

The U.S. fashion industry is scrambling to interpret new Mexican regulations on apparel, textile and footwear imports.

DOL Report Hits Honduras Labor Conditions

The U.S. Department of Labor released a report Friday that it said “raises serious concerns” about the Honduran government’s enforcement of labor laws.

Deputy Minister of Economic Development Carlo Calenda.

Italian Government Steps Up Fashion Funding

The appeal and relevance of Made in Italy production is not lost on the government.

U.S. Signs Trade Agreement With Five East African Countries

The U.S. signed a new trade cooperation agreement with five East African countries on Wednesday.

Chinese Arrivals in Hong Kong Slip Over Chinese New Year

The number of mainland Chinese arrivals over the holiday period stayed basically flat this season, the worst performance the city has seen in 20 years.