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...
On October 1, industry and government will hold a meeting to discuss a new proposal to establish a "Fiber & Textile Innovation Manufacturing Institute." This proposed institute would be funded by industry and...
Congress returned to Capitol Hill on Monday, Sept. 8. Members now have three weeks of work scheduled — and a year's worth of work to finish. The annual defense authorization act and the 2015 defense appropriations measure await full Senate votes before they can move...
Keer, a textile company headquartered two hours southwest of Shanghai, China, is building yarn manufacturing lines in Lancaster, bringing more than 500 jobs. The Carolinas were once the epicenter of the U.S. textile industry, but since the late 1990s, thousands of jobs were...
At the resplendent China World Hotel in Beijing, scores of cameras snapped as colorful confetti floated down from the ceiling. It was Aug. 11, 2005, and this was the global coming-out party for Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce upstart. After months of frantic negotiations,...
The second-in-command of the House Armed Services Committee predicted on Sept. 5 that the automatic defense cuts set to begin again in fall 2015 will be stopped because rising threats worldwide are swaying Americans to support a stronger military.
Following the surge of patriotic pride the United States felt during the 2014 World Cup, we understand why some U.S. consumers might feel strongly about sporting "Made in USA" products. But what if these products are not what they seem? A recent ruling from the Federal...
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