By MICHAEL RUBINKAMAssociated Press
ORWIGSBURG, Pa. (AP) - One of the last U.S. apparel manufacturers of its kind is losing its shirt.
FesslerUSA had survived war and depression, free trade and foreign imports, producing millions of knitted garments from its base in eastern Pennsylvania. Five
By MAX SEDDONAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - It's a far cry from Stalin's gulag, but the guiding principle of the Russian penal colony -- the destination of two members of punk band Pussy Riot -- remains the same: isolate inmates and wear them down through "corrective labor."
By LEKAN OYEKANMIAssociated Press
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - At Nigeria's Katangua Market, that castaway from the West means big money.
Shipping container after shipping container arrive in the market in Lagos, filled to the brim with plastic-wrapped bales of secondhand clothes from the U.S. and
By NIRMALA GEORGEAssociated Press
SAHIBABAD, India (AP) - On the outskirts of New Delhi, in a cramped concrete workshop where the air shimmers with the light of welding torches, an Indian businessman has become a master craftsman of Napoleonic swords. And medieval chain mail
By KATHY MATHESONAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Move over, Betsy Ross. There's a new generation of flag makers in Philadelphia.
Tucked away in a room at a military supply operation, a dozen seamstresses are responsible for hand-embroidering the U.S.