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Accord Readies to Complete Factory Inspections

There is an increasing level of urgency for the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh to complete its inspections by the September deadline.

Bangladesh Accord Decision on Inspections Stirs Concern

Duplication of factory inspections was one of the major worries of apparel manufacturers when the two groups were formed last year.

West Coast Ports Talks Near Contract

After more than three months of negotiations, a key labor contract covering the West Coast ports is one step closer to completion

Homeland Security Warns of Expanded Data Breaches

The department estimates that more than 1,000 U.S. businesses have been infiltrated by malicious point-of-sale software.

WTO Rules Against Argentina in Import Dispute

The U.S. claimed victory Friday in the dispute, which challenged widespread licensing restrictions maintained by Argentina on the importation of U.S. goods.

ITC Patent Case Reflects Tech's New Role

As new technologies come into play, so do new legal woes, as evidenced by the patent infringement case aimed at 17 U.S. and European brands and retailers.

Europe Shows Signs of Weakening

July data shows manufacturing and services activity slowed in August.

Republican, elections, political action committees, Democrats, Senate, GOP, Wal-Mart, PAC, National Retail Federation, outlook,

Fashion Industry PACs Favoring GOP in Midterms

The industry so far appears to be voting Republican when it comes to the upcoming midterm Congressional elections in November.

Bangladesh Govt. Files Case vs. Factory

The Bangladesh government's Inspector General has filed a case against Newtech Apparels Ltd. for failing to comply with an evacuation order.

U.S. Brands Named in Infringement Complaint at ITC

RevoLaze and TechnoLines filed the complaint against 17 well-known denim brands and retailers, alleging they have violated a section under U.S. trade law.

Labor Activists Team Up Across Asia's Borders

Thousands of workers in China, Indonesia and Cambodia have protested in recent months.

Pakistan, Kohinoor Mills, textiles

Pakistan Mills See Blockade Easing

The protest march from Lahore in Punjab to the capital Islamabad caused disruptions in textile shipments starting Aug. 8.

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