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4 Lessons in Global Trade from World Cup

What can the World Cup teach us about international trade? It turns out plenty. There is a popular narrative circulating in the halls of Washington about how the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) — the trade agreement that the United States is negotiating with 11 Pacific...

source: By Steve Lamar
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It's true, there will soon be ghosts and ghouls at the Hotel Congress Halloween party, but the D.C. Metro can't get you there. The Hotel Congress is actually in Tucson, Ariz., not in Washington. In fact, Halloween is so important at the Hotel Congress, they will celebrate...

source: The Hill

Oscar de la Renta, the Dominican-born fashion designer who reshaped the public image of first ladies, society muses and red-carpet regulars with grand evening wear that celebrated Latin sensuality, European refinement and American versatility, died Oct. 20 at his home in...

source: The Washington Post

First came the athletes, then the greasers. Then came the nonconformists, the teenagers and finally the baby boomers. The shoe manufacturer Converse has sold its brand of cool and whiff of rebellion to generations of Americans. Now Converse, the century-old American footwear...

source: The New York Times

Save the Date!AAFA's Annual Executive SummitMarch 18-20, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Click here for more...


According to January-August 2014 trade data recently released by the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. apparel imports rose (2.1%), while U.S. footwear imports slipped (-1.6%) in the first eight months of 2014. China...


According to the U.S. Census Bureau's October 15 release of September 2014 Advanced Monthly Sales, seasonally adjusted retail sales at U.S. clothing and clothing accessories stores, which includes shoe stores, dropped by 1.2 percent...



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