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Changing Trade Patterns
Robert S. Reichard, Economics Editor
May 12, 2008

Profits Edge Lower
The current business slowdown, combined with continuing strong import competition and rising material and transportation costs, is beginning to take its toll on textile earnings.
Robert S. Reichard, Economics Editor
April 15, 2008

A Changing Business Climate
Robert S. Reichard, Economics Editor
March 28, 2008

The Weakening Business Climate
Growing concern about the 2008 general business picture is raising some new questions and fears as to how our textile and apparel industries will fare over the next few quarters. It's pretty clear, for example, that most consumers are beginning to tighten their purse strings - reflecting the negative effects of both the subprime mortgage meltdown and today's $3-per-gallon and higher gasoline prices.
By Robert S. Reichard, Economics Editor
February 12, 2008

A First Look At 2008
By Robert S. Reichard, Economics Editor
January 24, 2008

Domestic Declines Slow Down
By Robert S. Reichard, Economics Editor
December 11, 2007

Employment - A Poor Indicator
By Robert S. Reichard, Economics Editor
November 1, 2007

New Profit Figures Disappoint
By Robert S. Reichard, Economics Editor
October 9, 2007

Growing Economic Question Marks
By Robert S. Reichard, Economics Editor
September 9, 2007

Good News On Costs
Continuing cost containment could well be behind much of the 2007-to-date tolerably good mill performance. Indeed, with both industry fiber and labor outlays not that much different from last year's levels, domestic textile companies are managing to hold their own in today's competitive one-world marketplace.
By Robert S. Reichard, Economics Editor
August 7, 2007