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Congress Takes Aim at Counterfeit Web Sites

Bill would give Department of Justice more tools to tackle online fakes.

Matthew Rubel, President Obama, Collective Brands

Obama to Appoint Rubel to Advisory Committee

Collective Brands CEO will be named to committee for trade policy and negotiations.

WTO Forecasts Increase in World Trade

Exports from developing nations expected to grow 16.5 percent.

India child labor

Child Labor Issue Rankles Indian Industry

Indian manufacturers concerned about presence on DOL watch lists, while some U.S. companies say information helps them operate responsibly.

August Sees Apparel Price Dip

Drop in men’s wear prices offsets increase in women’s wear.

EU Commits to Aid Pakistan Exports

European Union leaders agreed to give Pakistan increased market access through a “time-limited” reduction in tariffs on key product categories.

U.S.-made Apparel Prices
Rise in August

Wholesale prices for U.S.-made apparel rose 0.2 percent in August in both monthly and year-over-year comparisons.

Coalition Pushes for New Restraints on Ocean Carriers

A coalition of importer, exporter and logistics associations is asking Congress to help change the law governing antitrust immunity for international carriers.

Imports Again Grow at Double-Digit Clip in July

Textile and apparel shipments increase 23.2%.

China South Korea Congress

Congress Poised to Act on China Currency

Momentum also builds for South Korea free trade agreement.

EU Looks to Pull
Back Pakistan Tariffs

Nations respond to devastating floods.

China Plans to Spur Consumer Spending

Premier Wen Jiabao said changes are needed to build a stronger economic foundation.

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