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Panic at the Ports as Holiday Looms

By industry estimates, a five-day port shutdown on the West Coast could cost the economy nearly $2 billion a day.

DOL Finds $3M in Unpaid Wages in L.A. Area

The Department’s Wage and Hour Division conducted 221 investigations of apparel employers in Southern California in fiscal year 2014.

Obama Administration Taps Wal-Mart EMEA Chief Shelley Broader

Broader was one of 15 executives named Wednesday to the new President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa.

U.S. Authorities Seize $1.8M in Counterfeit Hermès Bags

The bust at the Port of Savannah, Ga., last month was the largest counterfeit seizure at the port this year.

UK Women's Rights Group Denies Campaign T-shirts Made in 'Sweatshop'

A UK women's rights group said campaign t-shirts bearing the slogan "This is what a feminist looks like" were not made in 'sweatshop' conditions.

Bangladesh Imports Fall in September

Apparel imports fell by double digits, marking the largest drop this year.

Cambodian Wage Debate Continues

Manufacturers, unions and government representatives are facing off ahead of a minimum wage hike decision due this month -possibly as soon as this week.

United Nations, Benetton Partner in Campaign

The global “I Belong” campaign seeks to end by 2024 the problems faced by more than 10 million people worldwide who lack any nationality.

Los Angeles Port Talks Hit Snag

Negotiations to finalize a key labor contract for the West Coast ports hit a major setback.

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China's Changing Production Picture

Brands making apparel in China are positioning themselves to take advantage of the country’s growing consumer market.

Midterm Elections: Action or Another Stalemate?

The outcome of Tuesday's elections in the U.S. will either coax progress on the industry’s key issues or else more bickering between Republicans and Democrats.

Japan Expands Economic Stimulus Measures

The Bank of Japan said it wants to end the country's “deflationary mindset" following the April tax increase, which has caused demand to slump.

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