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WTO Report Shows Global Exports Holding Ground

Apparel exports have fared better than other types of consumer goods during the global financial downturn.

New Issues Arise at U.S. China Trade Talks

The United States and China diffused some trade tensions during high-level talks held this week, but new rifts emerged just as quickly to take their place.

Retail Groups Oppose Health Bill

Major retail groups were critical of a bill that would overhaul the health care system and require payroll tax penalties for uninsured workers.

President Obama Signs Bill Boosting Customs Funding

President Obama signed a $42.8 billion bill that boosts funding for the Customs & Border Protection agency.

Trade Groups Lobby Clinton on Honduras

A coalition of trade associations called on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to increase pressure on the Honduran government.

Bill Targets Barriers to U.S. Exports

Senate Democrats introduce legislation empowering USTR.

Job Worries Drag Down Consumer Confidence

An unexpected dip in the Consumer Confidence Index in October compounds concerns about limited spending during the holiday season.

Chenille Apparel Recalled by CPSC

Chenille product sold by Blair LLC didn't meet flammability standards, causing deaths and injuries.

port of long beach los angeles clean truck program

Clean Truck Program Reaches Anniversary

The controversial Clean Trucks Program at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has reached its first anniversary.

Mayor Bloomberg to Hold Retail Dinner

Mayor Bloomberg sends out invitations for a big dinner with Terry Lundgren at Macy’s Herald Square on Jan. 11.

FTC Settles With Company in Bamboo Case

At issue in FTC case is whether bamboo is truly a natural fabric.

China’s Economy on a Road to Recovery

China’s economy grew by 8.9 percent in the third quarter of this year.

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