Business Jan 4, 2015

Clothing industry plans new tag to flag premium Japanese goods

The apparel industry plans to attach a special tag to "genuine" Japan-made clothing to differentiate items made with high skill from cheaper products made in China, sources said. "The apparel industry has focused only on selling products cheap. But we hope this move will let ...

Business Nov 29, 2014

Post-Thanksgiving shopping chaos spreads to Britain

Americans celebrating Thanksgiving in Britain may have felt right at home as Black Friday shopping chaos caused disruptions. The practice of offering bargain prices the day after Thanksgiving has spread across the Atlantic, with some retailers opening overnight to lure shoppers. Police were called Friday morning ...

Synthetics strike fear in the heart of world diamond industry

World Aug 7, 2014

Synthetics strike fear in the heart of world diamond industry

Diamonds are a girl's best friend — but only if they are natural. That is the message mining companies and luxury jewelers are keen to instill in consumers as the diamond trade faces a growing challenge from the production of synthetic diamonds. Global diamond jewelry sales ...