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They Are...Young, Famous, and Off to College


They Are…Young, Famous and Off to College

Malia Obama, Delilah Belle Hamlin and Brooklyn Beckham head off for their freshman years.

clock August 25, 2017Leigh Nordstrom

The scene outside the Trump Towers.


Bill de Blasio, Alec Baldwin, Robert DeNiro Lead Protest at Trump Hotel

The crowded demonstration, “We Stand United,” was well underway at 6p.m. on Thursday evening.

clock January 19, 2017Kristi Garced

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump at the Met Gala, May 2016.

Fashion Scoops

Ivanka Trump Goes Public About Exiting Fashion Label, Trump Organization

Abigail Klem, president of the Ivanka Trump brand, will lead the company while its namesake is focused on her life in Washington, D.C.

clock January 11, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

Sanctions For Russia

Government and Trade

U.S. Imposes Sweeping Sanctions on Russia for Cyber Attacks

U.S. brands and retailers are watching the escalation closely for signs of retaliation from Russia that could hurt U.S. exports.

clock December 29, 2016Kristi Ellis

Decorations in the China Room.


Michelle Obama Unveils White House Holiday Decorations, Welcomes Military Families

During the holidays, White House visitors will find 56 Lego-built gingerbread houses — one for each state and U.S.-governed territory.

clock November 29, 2016Rosemary Feitelberg

APEC Summit

Government and Trade

APEC Endorses Best Practices Against Trade Secrets

Establishing these best practices is essential to protecting and promoting the U.S.’s innovation economy, USTR said.

clock November 21, 2016Arthur Friedman

A Coach backpack.

Government and Trade

Senators Pressure Administration on Travel Goods Benefits

Industry groups and apparel and accessories brands are seeking a broader expansion of duty-free benefits for goods such as handbags, wallets and luggage.

clock October 19, 2016Kristi Ellis

First Lady Michelle Obama in Atelier Versace with President Obama at Tuesday's Italian State Dinner.

Fashion Scoops

First Lady Michelle Obama Wears Versace for Italian State Dinner Featuring Plenty of American Talent

Chef Mario Batali prepared the evening’s meal, which is expected to be the Obamas’ final state dinner at the White House.

clock October 18, 2016Rosemary Feitelberg and Kristi Ellis

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Predident Obama

Government and Trade

Obama and Renzi Tout Close Economic Ties

Obama backed Renzi’s economic reforms and voiced support for T-TIP.

clock October 18, 2016Kristi Ellis

President Obama during an Oval Office meeting with Aung San Suu Kyi.

Government and Trade

U.S. Lifts Ban on Jadeite, Ruby Stones and Jewelry from Myanmar

Retailers and jewelry companies see a further opening in trade with the country.

clock October 7, 2016Kristi Ellis

The World Bank ranked countries by trade logistics.

Government and Trade

U.S., EU Negotiators Vow to Advance T-TIP Talks, Textile Proposal Made

U.S. and European fashion industries have a big stake in T-TIP.

clock October 7, 2016Kristi Ellis

White House South by South Lawn Showcases the Future of Innovation

Government and Trade

White House South by South Lawn Showcases the Future of Innovation

The music, arts and tech festival on the south lawn of the White House focused on the big ideas shaping everything from sustainable fashion made in the U.S. to augmented reality technologies and innovations in science and health care fields.

clock October 3, 2016Kristi Ellis

The U.S. Department of Labor released its new report on child and forced labor on Sept. 30.

Government and Trade

DOL Adds Textiles and Leather From Vietnam to Child Labor List

The U.S. watch list added 14 new products from Vietnam to its “List of Goods Produced by Child or Forced Labor.”

clock September 30, 2016Kristi Ellis

Government and Trade

Industry Groups Say Pay Reporting Requirement Burdensome

The EEOC and Obama administration argue too many workers are not given equal pay for equal work.

clock September 29, 2016Kristi Ellis

Barack Obama speaks to members of the military, Fort Lee, Virginia, USA
 - 28 Sep 2016

Government and Trade

House Passes Bill Delaying Labor Department’s Overtime Rule

WASHINGTON — Retailers lauded a bill passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday night that would delay the implementation of the Obama administration’s new overtime rule. The House passed the “Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools and Nonprofit Act” on a vote of 246 to 177. The bill seeks a six-month delay in the Department […]

clock September 29, 2016Kristi Ellis

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