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Swiss Firms Look to Cut Costs After Bank Move

Swiss firms are scrambling to cut costs after the decision to de-peg the nation's currency from the euro made exports 15 percent more expensive overnight.

U.S Will Not Reinstate Trade Benefits for Bangladesh

U.S. trade officials concluded that while Bangladesh has made some progress, it has failed to address workers’ rights issues and complete factory inspections.

West Coast Ports Progress Stalls

Complaints from businesses that rely on the harbors for shipping continue to build as progress stalls.

WTO Rules for U.S. in Argentina Dispute

The dispute challenged widespread licensing restrictions maintained by Argentina on the importation of goods.

Blockade in Bangladesh Damages Apparel Sector

Business leaders and factory owners reacted with dismay on Wednesday.

China Allows Full Foreign Ownership of E-commerce Firms in Shanghai FTZ

Foreign investors previously required a Chinese joint-venture partner to operate an e-commerce firm in the free trade zone.

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Obama Pushes for Greater Cybersecurity

His legislative proposal aims to increase the amount of information companies share with the government on cyber threats and attacks.

Barbour Warehouse Strike Ends

Barbour said staff have now agreed to the introduction of a new two-shift system.

Alibaba, CPSC to Collaborate

CPSC Chairman Elliot F. Kaye unveiled the collaboration at the Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair on Tuesday.

U.S. Shippers Say West Coast Ports Near Gridlock on Stalled Contract Talks

Cargo traffic at several of the biggest U.S. West Coast ports has slowed to near gridlock, negotiators for shipping lines and terminal operators.

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Sourcing Over the Past Decade

It's been 10 years since the nations of the WTO phased out quotas on apparel and textile imports.

Obama Details Proposal For Data Protection Act

The proposal would require companise to notify customers within 30 days of a cybersecurity attack and data breach..

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