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Consumer Discretionary Consumer Durables and Apparel

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 15- A three-nation call for the European Union to tighten foreign investment rules is worth considering, the European Commission said on Wednesday, amid worries about European technologies ending up in foreign hands. Germany, France and Italy have sent the Commission a joint letter that urges the EU executive to re-examine the rules to allow them...

  • Kevin Plank, CEO of Under Armour.

    Susquehanna says Step Curry's negative response to CEO's Trump remarks will hurt UA's ability to build a 'cool' brand.

  • Kevin Plank, founder and chief executive officer of Under Armour Inc., speaks during the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

    Under Armour shares are down 27 percent this year.

  • CAIRO, Feb 13- Egypt's most famous export, the silky soft cotton prized by makers of luxury bedding and clothing, has become so scarce as production has fallen that most supplies sold under its brand name last year were fake. Last year, agricultural production of Egypt's high quality long-staple cotton hit a more than 100- year low. Production has slumped since...

  • Japan's tough stance on immigration, legal and illegal, has left many Japanese industries suffering from severe labor shortages.

  • *Samsung phone example highlights telco, manufacturer reach. Feb 10- When Samsung Electronics remotely disabled the last of its flawed Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last month, it further blurred the lines between who ultimately controls your phone, or computer, car or appliance: you, or the companies that make it work? Mahbubul Alam, chief technology officer at...

  • NEW YORK— New York City is working to revitalize its garment industry. The New York Times says government officials have partnered with the Council of Fashion Designers of America to help companies across the city modernize their manufacturing processes and workplaces. Information from: The New York Times, http://www.nytimes.com.

  • Michael Kors trade

    Michael Kors, like other retailers, face risks from merchandise, millennials, and malls, says Tom Gentile, editor of Power Profit Trades.

  • *LG Elec considering Tennessee for possible U.S. plant- source. SEOUL, Feb 2- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may build a U.S. plant for its home appliances business, a person familiar with the matter said, the latest global firm to consider a response to criticism about imports from new U.S. The new U.S. administration has threatened an import tax while Trump has attacked...

  • SEOUL, Feb 2- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may build a manufacturing base in the United States for its home appliances business, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday, amid growing concerns about protectionist policies pursued by the new Trump administration. Samsung said in an emailed statement that the company continues to "evaluate new...

  • LONDON, Feb 1- European shares rose on Wednesday, led by financials and industrials, as healthy corporate results from a slew of regional bluechips underpinned major benchmark indices. Swiss bank Julius Baer led the banking sector index higher, up 5.3 percent and the second top gainer in the STOXX, after Switzerland's third-largest listed bank posted net...

  • Concerns on Under Armour's growth and sales trajectory: Analyst

    Discussing Under Armour's disappointing earnings miss with Simeon Siegel, Instinet executive director and equity retail analyst.

  • Kevin Plank

    Under Armour says CFO Chip Molloy is leaving for personal reasons. It did not elaborate.

  • Jan 26- Whirlpool Corp, the world's largest maker of home appliances, reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, hurt by a decline in sales in the United Kingdom following the vote in June to leave the European Union. Margins were negatively impacted by about $40 million in the UK due to a decline in the value of the pound and a drop in...

  • Jan 26- Whirlpool Corp, the world's largest maker of home appliances, reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, hurt by a decline in sales in the United Kingdom following the vote in June to leave the European Union. Whirlpool's overall net sales rose 1.7 percent to $5.66 billion in the quarter ended Dec. 31, but sales in Europe, the Middle...

  • Jan 26- Whirlpool Corp, the world's largest maker of home appliances, said its fourth-quarter profit remained unchanged as acquisition costs offset higher sales from North America, its largest market. Earnings per share rose to $2.36 from $2.28 per share, a year earlier. Whirlpool's sales had decreased in the previous four quarters due to soft demand, tough...

  • Wearing the cheongsam beyond the Lunar New Year

    CNBC's Akiko Fujita speaks to Priscilla Shunmugam, founder of Ong Shunmugam, about reinventing the cheongsam.

  • Jan 24- Whirlpool Corp said on Tuesday it would restructure its Europe, Middle East and Africa dryer manufacturing operations, and cut about 500 jobs in the region. The world's No. 1 maker of home appliances said production at its Amiens, France, facility would cease in 2018 as part of the restructuring. The company said its Yate, UK, facility would now focus on...

  • President Donald Trump told leaders of companies ranging from defense manufacturer Lockheed Martin Corp to sportswear apparel maker Under Armour Inc on Monday that he believed his administration could cut U.S. regulations governing companies by 75 percent or more. In a meeting with about 10 senior executives at the White House, Trump also reiterated his...

  • Computers are a key contributor to the U.S.-China trade deficit.

    North Asia will be hit the hardest when U.S. president-elect Trump follows through on his promises on trade, said Goldman Sachs.