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  • ISTANBUL, April 19- Turkey's plan to impose anti-dumping duties on U.S. cotton imports will drive up costs for its own textile producers, hurting the competitiveness of their exports, the head of an industry group said on Tuesday. "This is a decision that will increase raw material costs of textile producers by 2-3 percent and will somewhat affect price...

  • Gap dead money until evidence: Analyst

    Discussing Gap weighing on the retail sector, with Roxanne Meyer, MKM retail analyst.

  • April 7- Struggling surfwear chain Pacific Sunwear of California Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday, succumbing to years of losses and intense competition in the teen apparel industry. The Anaheim, California- based retailer listed assets in the range of $50 million to $100 million, and liabilities of between $100 million and $500...

  • *Durable goods orders drop 2.8 percent in February. WASHINGTON, March 24- New orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods fell in February as the sector continues to struggle with the lingering effects of a robust dollar and lower oil prices. The Commerce Department said orders for durable goods, items ranging from toasters to aircraft meant to last three...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- New orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods fell in February as the sector continues to struggle with the lingering effects of a strong dollar and lower oil prices. The Commerce Department said on Thursday that orders for durable goods, items ranging from toasters to aircraft meant to last three years or more, declined 2.8 percent...

  • Buying Nike vs. Under Armour

    Susan Anderson of FBR Capital Markets and Corinna Freedman of BB&T debate which athletics company investors should buy into: Nike or Under Armour.

  • Nike designer: Self-tying shoes a big step forward

    CNBC's Sarah Eisen reports on Nike's self-tying shoe launch and speaks with legendary lead designer, Tinker Hatfield.

  • Nike CEO: 21st century trade policy is important

    Mark Parker, Nike CEO, talks to CNBC's Sarah Eisen about the current political rhetoric about free trade and the company's support of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

  • Nike CEO: Adaptive performance technology is the future

    Mark Parker, Nike CEO, talks to CNBC's Sarah Eisen about the company's new self-lacing shoes and other innovations from the company.

  • *Toshiba says in talks with other companies, but nothing decided. March 15- Japanese industrial conglomerate Toshiba Corp said it is in late-stage talks to sell its white goods business to Chinese household appliance giant Midea Group Co Ltd, Nikkei reported on Monday. Toshiba granted Canon Inc exclusive negotiating rights for its medical equipment unit,...

  • March 14- Japanese industrial conglomerate Toshiba Corp said it is in late-stage talks to sell its white goods business to Chinese household appliance giant Midea Group Co Ltd, Nikkei reported on Monday. The deal is expected to fetch tens of billions of yen, the Japanese business daily reported. Toshiba granted Canon Inc exclusive negotiating rights for its...

  • March 11- Ford Motor Co is establishing a new subsidiary to expand efforts to profit from transportation services, putting the former chief executive officer of Michigan office furniture giant Steelcase in charge. The new unit, Ford Smart Mobility LLC, could invest in transportation services companies, but it is not solely a venture fund, Ford CEO Mark Fields...

  • *Durable goods orders increase 4.9 percent in January. WASHINGTON, Feb 25- New orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods in January rose by the most in 10 months as demand picked up across the board, offering a ray of hope for the downtrodden manufacturing sector. The Commerce Department said orders for durable goods, items ranging from toasters to aircraft...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- New orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods in January rose by the most in 10 months as demand picked up across the board, offering a ray of hope for the downtrodden manufacturing sector. The Commerce Department said on Thursday that orders for durable goods, items ranging from toasters to aircraft meant to last three years or more,...

  • *Stands by outlook for market growth in Europe, U.S. STOCKHOLM, Feb 24- Appliance maker Electrolux will focus on acquisitions in emerging markets and its lucrative professionals business after its failed bid for GE Appliances, the Swedish firm's new CEO said on Wednesday. Jonas Samuelson, just weeks into the CEO job after his predecessor stepped down when the GE...

  • People walk past Macy's flagship store in Manhattan, New York.

    Macy's reported a 4.3 percent decline in comparable sales, helped by improving sales due to colder weather in January.

  • LONDON, Feb 19- South African furniture company Steinhoff International has made a rival bid to buy Britain's Home Retail, the owner of the Argos group of catalogue-based stores which earlier this month agreed to be bought by supermarkets group Sainsbury's. Steinhoff, which makes furniture mostly in developing countries and sells it to value-conscious...

  • *Core CPI data points to firming inflation trends. *Crude falls 4 pct; energy, materials lead losses. Feb 19- The Dow and S&P 500 slipped on Friday morning as a renewed slide in oil prices weighed on energy and materials stocks and prospects of a rate hike this year were rekindled by data pointing to firmer inflation trends.

  • *Nordstrom, VFC Corp down after results. Feb 19- U.S. stock indexes were lower on Friday morning, led by energy shares as a rally in oil prices fizzled out, and as CPI data indicating firmer inflation trends rekindled prospects of a rate hike this year. "Seeing a little bit of a pause from the extremes that we've been put through over the past several weeks," said Eric...

  • Feb 10- Government tests show some types of laminate flooring sold by Lumber Liquidators Holdings LLC can cause irritation and breathing problems but the risk of cancer from exposure is low, a federal agency said on Wednesday. Lumber Liquidators' sales and shares were hammered after the CBS program "60 Minutes" reported in March last year that the laminates from...