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China Full Year GDP Rose 2.3%, Retail Sales Contract

Retail sales for the year decreased by 3.9 percent, although in the fourth quarter it grew by 4.6 percent…

U.S. Bans Xinjiang Cotton to Combat Slave Labor

Apparel made with cotton from Xinjiang, where Uyghurs are said to be subject to "modern slavery," will be…

Woody Johnson Calls Storming of Capitol, a ‘Dark Day’ for the U.S.

The U.S. ambassador to Britain, a major Republican fundraiser and friend of President Trump's, said the…

Fears of New Tariffs on Vietnam Loom in Washington

More than 200 CEOs called on the Trump administration to not impose punitive tariffs on Vietnam, a key…

Fashion Looks to Washington With Horror and Hope

The mob assault on Capitol Hill Wednesday drew condemnation across fashion with many looking for much more…

Trump’s Political Brawl Spills Over From Twitter to Capitol

Investors were in wait-and-see mode, gauging economic and social impact of the extraordinary protests on…

With New COVID-19 Strain Spreading, England Locks Down for Third Time

Schools will be shut until Feb. 15 at the earliest, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told England…

New Tariff Troubles With Vietnam

Donald Trump might have one more disruptive move on trade before he leaves Washington.

A Leap Into the Unknown: Post-Brexit, Britain Goes It Alone

Brexit worries receded amid the panic of COVID-19, and British businesses are now looking forward to 2021…

British Industry Bodies Give Thumbs Up to Knife-Edge U.K.-EU Trade Deal

As of Jan. 1, there will be no duties on goods passing between the two regions after a free trade deal was…

Christmas Is Off, as London, Large Parts of England, Lock Down Again

"There is no alternative open to me," said Prime Minister Boris Johnson, addressing the nation on Saturday…

Fashion Welcomes Katherine Tai, Biden’s Pick for Trade Rep

Both textile and importing groups applauded the pick, which elevates a Ways and Means lawyer to cabinet-level…

Britain Rejects EU’s Tariffs on U.S. Goods in Airbus-Boeing Dispute

The U.K. is hoping to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with the U.S. and is therefore saying "no" to…

California Issues New, Moderated Stay-at-Home Order

Some businesses will again have to close and the public is being told to stay home whenever possible as the…

Customs Cuts Off Cotton From Xinjiang Production and Construction

The detention order applies to 6 percent of the global cotton supply, said the Workers Rights Consortium…