• US Economy Jul 7

    Levi's Sales Fall 62% in 2nd Quarter, to Cut 15% of Corporate Workforce

    The denim maker Levi Strauss & Co.’s sales fell 62% during its fiscal second quarter, the company announced Tuesday, as its online sales weren’t enough to make up for its stores being temporarily shut for roughly 10 weeks during the Covid-19 crisis.  Consumers by and large have shifted away from tight pants and denim, opting instead for loungewear and pants...

  • Mexico Aug 15, 2019

    Report: Levi's, Wrangler, Lee Seamstresses Harassed, Abused

    Women sewing blue jeans for Levi’s, Wrangler, Lee and The Children’s Place faced sexual harassment and gender-based violence and some were coerced into having sex with supervisors to keep their jobs in African factories, labor rights groups say. In response to the revelations, the brands have agreed to bring in outside oversight and enforcement for more than 10,000 workers at...

  • CEO Mar 21, 2019

    Back in Stock: Levi Strauss Returns to Wall Street With IPO

    Levi Strauss & Co., which gave America its first pair of blue jeans, is going public for the second time. The 166-year-old, San Francisco-based company, which owns the Dockers and Denizen brands, previously went public in 1971, but the namesake founder’s descendants took it private again in 1985.

  • Facebook Mar 20, 2019

    Why Levi Strauss, World's Biggest Denim Brand, Is Going Public

    This week denim lovers will get the opportunity to invest in more than just a pair of Levi 501s. For the first time in more than three decades, investors can buy shares of the world’s biggest jeans seller. Levi Strauss & Co. is expected to list nearly 37 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange at a price between...

  • Mayor Jul 16, 2018

    SF Mayor: There's More Feces … Than I've Ever Seen.

    San Francisco Mayor London Breed, in her first one-on-one interview since taking office, said homeless advocacy groups that receive funding from the city need to better educate the homeless to “clean up after themselves.” Bigad Shaban from NBC Bay Area’s Investigative Unit reports.

  • Donald Trump Jul 12, 2018

    A New Round of Proposed Trump Tariffs Would Hit US Consumers

    Now consumers are in the cross-hairs. Americans could soon find themselves paying more for goods they might not have known were imported from China. It’s a potential consequence of a new round of tariffs the Trump administration is proposing to slap on Chinese imports as soon as September. And it marks a new phase in the U.S. trade war with...

  • Arizona May 26, 2018

    Vintage Denim: 125-Year-Old Levis Sell for Nearly $100K

    A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come from the American Old West. The 125-year-old Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans, which failed to sell at auction in 2016, now have a new owner somewhere in Southeast Asia. “It’s somebody who loves old Levis,” said Daniel...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2017

    In Ivanka's China, Business Ties Shrouded in Secrecy

    It is no secret that the bulk of Ivanka Trump’s merchandise comes from China. But just which Chinese companies manufacture and export her handbags, shoes and clothes is more secret than ever, an Associated Press investigation has found. In the months since she took her White House role, public information about the companies importing Ivanka Trump goods to the U.S....

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