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Big Boost for Textiles: Obama Vows to Back Industry's Key Goals
Barack Obama has pledged, if elected, to support five key textile industry policy positions, including a monitoring program for Chinese apparel and textile imports.

Fashion Trends Toward Obama in Presidential Race
Blue is the hot color for the fashion industry this election season.

Obama to Be Tough on Trade
Don’t expect Barack Obama, if elected, to be soft on countries that deliberately violate global trade rules.

China Policy Looms in Presidential Campaign
A big question for industry executives this election year is not necessarily whether the next president will bring change to Washington, but rather how he will address the trade relationship with China.

Republicans Push Free Trade in Party Platform
Republicans put a strong emphasis on continuing an aggressive free trade policy in their 2008 party platform adopted Monday, including forging new pacts and protecting intellectual property rights.

Raynor on Obama's Agenda
Bruce Raynor, general president of UNITE HERE, is pressing the campaign on four fundamental policy issues.

Democrats Aim for Balance on Trade
Democrats aim to strike a balance between free and fair trade principles in their 2008 party platform that was set to be adopted Tuesday night at the convention.

Industry Eyes Biden's Trade Stance
The industry is scurrying to determine whether Biden will live up to his internationalist reputation and be a forceful proponent of free trade, or will follow the skepticism of it exuded by Obama on the campaign trail.

AFL-CIO Attacks McCain's Pro-Trade Record

The AFL-CIO sent mailers to 50,000 union swing voters in Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania on Wednesday, attacking Sen. John McCain, the Republicans’ presumptive presidential nominee, on his pro-trade record and tying job losses in the hard-hit industrial states to “unfair trade” with China.

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