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  • DONGGUAN/ HONG KONG, April 15- Thousands of workers at a giant Chinese shoe factory shrugged off an offer for improved social benefits on Tuesday, prolonging one of the largest strikes in China in recent years amid signs of increased labour activism as the economy slows.

  • Chinese sneaker factory workers go on strike Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 5:08 AM ET

    HONG KONG— Workers at a Chinese factory owned by Yue Yuen, the world's largest maker of athletic footwear for brands such as Nike and Adidas, are striking in a dispute over benefits. A worker said more than 10,000 employees at Yue Yuen Industrial's plant in the southern province of Guangdong joined the strike on Tuesday.

  • *First European store to open next week in London. *2014 seen as "investment year," aims to speed growth in Europe, Asia. Chief Executive Laurent Potdevin, most recently president of trendy footwear brand TOMS Shoes, was brought in last year with the expectation he would lead Lululemon's push into Europe and Asia.

  • BOSTON, Feb 7- Footwear maker Skechers USA Inc cultivates a hip and diverse image, but its all-male board of directors is insular and needs a "complete and immediate overhaul," according to influential shareholder CtW Investment Group.

  • LISBON, Jan 28- From the rattle of weaving looms and footwear stitching machines in northern Portugal to the rumble of trucks shipping high-quality paper across the eastern frontier, the nation's export firms are buzzing with activity despite three years of economic crisis at home.

  • HONG KONG, Jan 8- Shares of China-focused footwear retailers had strong gains again on Wednesday, helping lift Hong Kong's main benchmark indexes, but mainland Chinese markets slipped close to five-month lows.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 31- The world's largest retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Thursday announced three new manufacturing projects by suppliers in the United States to produce footwear, curtains and glassware as part of a broader commitment to "buy American." Bill Simon, Wal-Mart's U.S. president and CEO, made the announcement with U.S.

  • Nike CEO: Custom-made shoes coming     Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Nike Pres/CEO Mark Parker talks exclusively with CNBC about the new Free Flyknit shoes and how eventually, customers will be able to get custom made shoes designed to fit their feet.

  • DSW, a 'shoe-in' for profits?     Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013 | 10:15 AM ET

    Michael MacDonald, DSW Inc. president & CEO, breaks down the shoe retailer's second quarter earnings beat, and provides an outlook on retail and the footwear industry.

  • Shut up and pay: Rihanna wins battle over T-shirt Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 10:06 AM ET

    Pop star Rihanna has won a legal battle in London against fashion giant Topshop over the sale of a T-shirt bearing the R&B singer's image.

  • The Sneaker Trade     Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 2:34 PM ET

    What's hot and what's not in sports and footwear? Sam Poser, Sterne Agee, explains why he likes Under Armour and Foot Locker.

  • FUBU CEO: Footwear Becoming Consumable Goods     Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 | 6:45 PM ET

    Host of "Shark Tank" and FUBU CEO & founder Daymond John speaks to Mad Money host Jim Cramer about the importance of branding.

  • Nike Shares Jump 8% After Earnings Beat Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 5:34 PM ET

    Nike beat on earnings Thursday and said future demand for its apparel and shoes rose. Shares rose after-hours.

  • Nike Earnings Fall, but Beat Street Thursday, 20 Dec 2012 | 5:12 PM ET
    Nike shoes are displayed at Modell's Sporting Goods in Philadelphia.

    Nike says its second-quarter net income fell 18 percent as the European economy remained weak and growth slowed in China.

  • New Balance Fights to Stay in USA     Thursday, 13 Sep 2012 | 11:45 AM ET

    Robert DeMartini, New Balance president and CEO, explains how a change in U.S. trade policy could force him to shutdown factories and lay off workers.

  • DSW CEO on Earnings Consumers' Love for Shoes     Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 10:40 AM ET

    Michael MacDonald, DSW Inc. president & CEO, discusses his company's strong earnings and reveals how he plans to grow profits and draw additional customers.

  • Skechers, FTC Announces Global Settlement     Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 11:38 AM ET

    Skechers will pay $40 million to settle charges in an advertising case, reports CNBC's Darren Rovell.

  • Cramer: Stop Penalizing Nike Stock!     Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains why Nike's so-called disappointing quarter was actually quite good, and reminds investors that future orders are the key metric when deciding whether or not to buy the stock.

  • Nike's New High     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:37 PM ET

    Nike shares hit a new high on Monday after Goldman upped its price target. Discussing whether the stock has more room to run, with Sam Poser, Sterne Agee sr. research analyst.

  • Crocs, Deckers Forecast Weakness     Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 11:55 AM ET

    Footwear companies Crocs and Deckers reported earnings after the bell yesterday and both projected weak earnings for the first quarter. Sam Poser, analyst at Sterne, Agee, weighs in.

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