Adidas, a long-standing sponsor of FIFA, “would have a problem” with the global soccer body if it was found to have broken the law by a U.S. investigation into bribery, the company’s chief executive told a German paper.
Black Friday will see Britons going on a £2.6BN shopping spree and spending £1.8M a minute, a new study shows. Spending on the day will rise 8% and over Black Friday week, it should rise 4% to £10.1bn.
The tightest U.S. labor market this century is putting pressure on margins for freight haulers and warehouse operators as they bid for hundreds of thousands of workers to move packages during the peak holiday period.
Mexican negotiators will propose that the NAFTA be rigorously reviewed every five years rather than the US idea of automatic expiration, an official said on Wednesday as the fifth round of talks got under way.
Businesses striving to stamp out slavery from their supply chains should not dismiss struggling suppliers but train them to improve the lives of workers, and technology can play a part, said major companies on Wednesday.
Turkish workers who stitched pleas for help into clothing sold by Zara are “just the tip of the iceberg” and highlight the need for mechanisms to address concerns about labour conditions, said a human rights expert.
U.S. retail sales unexpectedly rose in October as an increase in purchases of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, suggesting consumer spending remained fairly strong early in the fourth quarter.
China's economy cooled further last month, with industrial output, fixed asset investment and retail sales missing expectations as the government extended a crackdown on debt risks and factory pollution.