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Industry Gives Obama Thumbs-Up For Job Proposals

President Barack Obama outlined a broad package of stimulus and job measures that focused on deeper tax breaks for small businesses.

Retailers Get $1.1B Payment in Antitrust Case

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Sears and The Limited Inc. and many other chains to benefit from Visa and MasterCard antitrust settlement.

Japan's Sharply Revises Downward Q3 GDP Growth

Economy grew 0.3 percent between July and September, not 1.2 percent as originally forecast.

Doha Side Deal... North American Trade Grows...

With the Doha global trade talks bogged down, 22 emerging economies agreed to a preferential trade negotiations blueprint to cut tariffs by at least 20 percent.

USA-ITA Names New Executive Director

The U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles & Apparel is shifting its focus from New York to Washington under new leadership.

L&T to Bar Raccoon Dog Fur

Lord & Taylor has agreed to toughen standards in its advertising and labeling of fur garments as part of a settlement with the Humane Society.

Beige Book Hints at Modest Economic Improvement

Government reports based on anecdotal evidence indicate tight inventory and hiring practices at retailers.

Cotton Exporters Lean on U.S. Over Subsidies

Trade ministers from poor West African nations said that a recent increase in subsidies threatened to bury their cotton industry.

Customs IPR Seizures Fall in '09

U.S. Customs & Border Protection seizures for intellectual property rights violations dropped 4 percent to $260.7 million in fiscal year 2009.

Industry Urges Trade Benefits for Cambodia

Initiative to improve labor compliance in the Cambodian garment industry, speakers said.

U.S. Textile Mills Caught in Export Credit Crunch

Mills struggling with a new credit crisis that is undermining billions of dollars in exports to the Western Hemisphere.

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U.S.-China Walk Fine Line on Trade

Tensions over trade issues kept to a low simmer in order to achieve goals on a range of issues.

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