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Federal employees and family members (C) that have been affected by the ongoing shutdown of the US federal goverment leave with free meals provided to them by World Central Kitchen, at Jose Andres' ThinkFoodLab in Washington, DC, USA, 16 January 2019. The disaster relief nonprofit World Central Kitchen, led by celebrity chef Jose Andres, opened a Washington DC feeding site 16 January to try to help some of the 800,000 federal workers that are either working without pay or have been furloughed. Free hot meals and to-go meals will be provided everyday, including weekends. The shutdown began 22 December 2018 and is now the longest in US history with no clear end in sight.Chef Jose Andres opens a World Central Kitchen feeding site to provide food to US federal government employees in need, Washington, USA - 16 Jan 2019

Government and Trade

The Wall Around the Mall: Shutdown Hits Economy Worse Than Thought

The partial government shutdown is equating to $3.38 billion in lost consumer spending.

clock 22hKathryn Hopkins

The US Capitol on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, USA, 12 January 2019. The current partial shutdown of the US federal government, now the longest in US history, has many federal employees including Secret Service agents and officers working unpaid.The current partial shutdown of the US federal government becomes the longest in US history, Washington, USA - 12 Jan 2019

Government and Trade

How Longest Government Shutdown in History Is Impacting Retailers

The government shutdown is starting to dent consumer spending, while the IPO market is put on hold.

clock January 15, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

Handbag brands that rely on Chinese production have gained some tariff breathing room.

Government and Trade

U.S.-China Trade Talks Spur Optimism

American and Chinese negotiators have been hashing out the fine details in Beijing this week.

clock January 8, 2019Kathryn Hopkins

The Fame trade show during this year's spring-summer 2019 NY Women's January marketplace at the Javits Center in Manhattan.

Markets

Retailers Eyeing Wicker, Crochet, Bright Colors for Spring and Summer

But fashion manufacturers are still wondering if Trump’s tariffs will hurt their bottom line.

clock January 8, 2019Kellie Ell

Media

Observer Editor in Chief Out After Less Than a Year

The New York outlet has gone through eight editors since Jared Kushner took over.

clock January 4, 2019Kali Hays

TV screens show a news program with an image of U.S. President Donald Trump in his address at the U.N. General Assembly, at the Yongsan Electronic Market in Seoul, South Korea, . South Korea seemed to downplay the latest hot rhetoric aimed at North Korea by President Trump, calling his words a signal of Washington's strong resolve to deal with the North's march to nuclear weapons mastery but essentially a repetition of U.S. policyKoreas Tensions Trump, Seoul, South Korea - 20 Sep 2017

Government and Trade

WWD Yearbook #1: President Trump, Season 2: The Drama Continues

President Trump has reimagined the presidency as a content creation job and is remaking American policy in the process.

clock December 12, 2018Evan Clark and Kathryn Hopkins

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange at the closing bell in New York, New York, USA, on 04 December 2018. The Dow Jones industrial average lost almost 800 points today, or 3.1%, as investors continued to react to the details of the reported trade deal between the United States and China.New York Stock Exchange, USA - 04 Dec 2018

Financial

Wall Street’s Faith in Trade Truce Fades Fast

The Dow plunged almost 800 points Tuesday, with retail stocks feeling the pain.

clock December 4, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, New York, USA, 03 December 2018. Global markets were sharply higher today following reports that the United States and China have made progress in their trade dispute.New York Stock Exchange, USA - 03 Dec 2018

Financial

Retail Shares Boosted by U.S.-China Ceasefire

The Trump administration temporarily shelved plans to increase levies on a raft of Chinese imports to 25 percent.

clock December 3, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

Handbag brands that rely on Chinese production have gained some tariff breathing room.

Government and Trade

Handbag Retailers Avoid January Tariffs Amid Trade War Ceasefire

Increased tariffs on a raft of Chinese imports set to be introduced on Jan. 1 will not go ahead for now.

clock December 2, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

Editorial use onlyMandatory Credit: Photo by Jacques Witt/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock (10010310au)President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of South Africa Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, British Prime Minister Theresa May, President of France Emmanuel Macron, U.S. President Donald Trump, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, President of Argentina Mauricio Macri, President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison, President of Brazil Michel Temer and Prime Minister of Italy Giuseppe ConteG20 Summit, Buenos Aires, Argentina - 30 Nov 2018

Fashion Scoops

First Lady Melania Trump Wears Reem Acra for G20 Leaders’ Dinner

After wearing a floral Gucci dress earlier Friday, the First Lady wore a Reem Acra column dress for the dinner in Buenos Aires.

clock November 30, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Donald Trump, Xi Jinping. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands during a joint statement to members of the media Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. The U.S. is announcing that it will impose a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods containing "industrially significant technology." The White House said, that the tariff will cover goods related to the "Made in China 2025" program. The full list of imports that will be covered will be announced by June 15Trade, Beijing, China - 09 Nov 2017

Government and Trade

Trump Talks Tariffs as Make-or-Break Summit With China Approaches

He doubled down on his threat to impose tariffs on more goods if the two superpowers fail to come to an agreement.

clock November 26, 2018Kathryn Hopkins

President Donald Trump acknowledges the applause during a conference supporting veterans and military families through partnership at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in WashingtonTrump, Washington, USA - 15 Nov 2018

Media

Trump Tells Fox’s Chris Wallace Conduct ‘Rules’ Coming for Press

The president said “rules” are being written and if they’re not followed, reporters can still be thrown out of briefings.

clock November 16, 2018Kali Hays

Donald Trump, Jim Acosta. President Donald Trump watches as a White House aide reaches to take away a microphone from CNN journalist Jim Acosta during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. CNN is suing the Trump administration, demanding that Acosta's press credentials to cover the White House be returned. The administration revoked them last week following President Trump's contentious news conference, where Acosta refused to give up a microphone when the president said he didn't want to hear anything more from himMedia CNN vs Trump, Washington, USA - 07 Nov 2018

Media

CNN Wins First Round in White House Access Fight

A Trump-appointed judge reinstated Jim Acosta’s access to the White House, for the time being.

clock November 16, 2018Kali Hays

Lana Marks2012 Cfda Fashion Awards - Arrivals, New York, USA - 04 Jun 2012

People

Lana Marks: The Makings of a Fashion-Focused Ambassador Nominee

Not having any political experience was believed to have been an upside in Marks’ selection as a nominee as the U.S. ambassador to South Africa.

clock November 15, 2018Rosemary Feitelberg

Donald Trump, Jim Acosta. President Donald Trump watches as a White House aide reaches to take away a microphone from CNN journalist Jim Acosta during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. CNN is suing the Trump administration, demanding that Acosta's press credentials to cover the White House be returned. The administration revoked them last week following President Trump's contentious news conference, where Acosta refused to give up a microphone when the president said he didn't want to hear anything more from himMedia CNN vs Trump, Washington, USA - 07 Nov 2018

Media

Media Rallies Around CNN in White House Fight Over Press Access

Even Trump-favored Fox News sees a CNN reporter being banned from covering the White House as an unacceptable move against the press.

clock November 14, 2018Kali Hays

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This, photo shows a Sears store in Hialeah, Fla. Sears Holdings Corp. reported earnings on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Sears' extended decline in sales continued during the first quarter and the storied retailer vowed additional spending cuts to offset its slowing businessEarns-Sears Holdings, Hialeah, USA - 11 May 2017

Business

What Sears Will Need To Survive

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