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HanesBrands Sues Gildan for Trademark Infringement
December 18, 2014

Hanesbrands Inc., Winston-Salem, N.C., filed a lawsuit against Gildan Activewear, Montreal, Canada, alleging its competitor infringed on the trademarked X-TEMP moisture-wicking name and logo.

USPS Board of Governors to Maintain Powers Despite Lack of Quorum
December 18, 2014

Last week the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) saw its chairman Mickey Barnett coming to the end of his first term as a USPS governor, leaving only three independent governors plus the postmaster general and deputy postmaster general on the board.

Barnett is up for reappointment, along with four other candidates to fill vacant seats on the board, which is supposed to have nine members. So far the U.S. Senate has not been able to confirm candidates put forward.

4 Magic Words Every Salesperson Should Know
December 18, 2014

When talking with a potential customer, your primary goal is to gather information. You want to understand that customer's needs, discover whether they've got a budget for what you're selling, find out what they've tried in the past, and so forth.

However, asking questions early in a conversation can be awkward. For example, suppose your customer states up front that they're already working with a competitor. Here's how that might play out:

Landway Adds Mike Sellers as Key Account Director
December 17, 2014

Landway International, San Francisco, recently announced that Mike Sellers has joined the outerwear company as the new key account director. Sellers will be responsible for growing Landway's brand nationally through key relationships with distributors in target markets.

STOPNGO to Relocate to New Facility
December 17, 2014

STOPNGO Line, Industry, Calif., has announced its company will relocate, consolidating its facilities to a new facility in City of Industry, Calif.—about three miles west of its current headquarters.

If You Want to Succeed, Here Are 5 Things You Need to Do Differently
December 17, 2014

No matter what your individual definition of success may be, finding it can often be a challenge. Whether it's career success, monetary success or something in between, most people have a certain level of accomplishment that they want to reach in their lives. However, many fail to reach that magical level of success and have no idea why. The good news is, there are a few things that every person can do differently to change their current course of action and find the success that they deserve.

Here are five:

These Jeans Use RFID-blocking Fabric to Prevent Identify Theft
December 17, 2014

Developed in a partnership between clothing designer Betabrand and security software company Norton, a new pair of men's jeans, as well as a women's blazer, will include a lining of radio frequency identification (RFID) blocking material to prevent a trend the two companies are calling "digital pickpocketing." According to the crowdfunding page for the jeans, the two companies claim "that more than 10 million identities are digitally pickpocketed every year" and "70 percent of all credit cards will be vulnerable to such attacks" by 2015.

The READY Active Jeans will include this material on both a front and back pocket ...

VF Corp. Guarantees Loans to Improve Factory Safety in Bangladesh
December 17, 2014

VF Corp. in a press release issued on Wednesday said it would provide “full guarantee” for a loan of up to $10 million that IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and its partner BRAC Bank, will lend to its suppliers in Bangladesh.

The funding arrangement was designed to help VF suppliers in Bangladesh overcome financial obstacles to improve workplace safety conditions, the release said.

The guarantee will enable financial institutions to offer lower interest rates on the loans provided to the factory owners.

5 Fashion Trends That Need to Die in 2015
December 17, 2014

First, the disclaimer: Not every trend on this list is inherently bad. Some of them I actually really like, it's just that in the past year, everyone—from celebs to street style stars to the chick ahead of me in the juice bar line—has been wearing them. I'd like to see people wear something else for a change, but for that to happen, we're gonna need to put a moratorium on these things for a little while. (Just a little while. Like a year?)

1. Aggressive Ear Jewelry

Statement necklaces were the Cool Accessory Look five years ago, then it ...