Family, friends and faculty gathered for a dedication ceremony in honor of the room named after Rita and Bruce Roberts on the ninth floor of the Marvin Feldman Center at the Fashion Institute of Technology on Thursday night.
All clothing and footwear purchases in New York City would be exempt from the city portion of the sales tax under legislation passed by both houses of the state legislature and sent to Gov. Eliot Spitzer for consideration.
The 150 members of the World Trade Organization have given director general Pascal Lamy the task of salvaging the Doha trade talks, which were dealt a serious blow with the collapse of negotiations among the U.S., European Union, Brazil and India.
President Bush, in his first meeting with Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet, touted strong bilateral trade ties with the Communist country, but gave no indication whether the two leaders discussed an apparel import monitoring program that is…