The most, least impressive NHL trade deadline acquisitions

Some trades have paid off handsomely since the deadline. Some … not so much. We identify the best and worst so far, and what comes next. – NHL

How 2018 St. Patrick’s Day trade became Colts’ four-leaf clover

The Colts picked up four for the price of one in their trade with the Jets. And it’s clear that GM Chris Ballard would do it all over again. – NFL

Trump’s Effort to Narrow the Trade Gap Has Flopped So Far

On Wednesday, the Census Bureau will likely report the U.S. last year registered the largest trade deficit in its history. How that happened is a lesson in the economics of imbalances. US Business


Barnwell grades the Antonio Brown trade: Why Oakland fleeced Pittsburgh

The former Steelers wide receiver is headed to the Raiders, and the ramifications are massive. Bill Barnwell sorts the details. – NFL

U.S. Push on Food Trade Pressures EU

U.S. and European trade negotiators, under growing domestic pressure over agriculture, are set to meet again this week as clashing demands threaten to rekindle a tit-for-tat economic war. US Business


Barnwell’s NFL free-agency and trade grades: Tracking every big move

Former Giants pass-rusher Olivier Vernon is headed to the Browns. How did each side fare? Bill Barnwell evaluates every big move of the offseason. – NFL

Sources: Giants agree to trade Vernon to Browns

Olivier Vernon, who led the Giants with seven sacks and 21 quarterback hits last season, is headed to the Browns after the teams agreed to a trade, sources told ESPN. – TOP

Sources: Teams told AB trade likely by Friday

Teams that have talked to the Steelers about acquiring Antonio Brown have been told by Pittsburgh that a deal is expected to be in place by Friday, sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter. – TOP

Could Cards trade out of No. 1? Answering 10 big draft questions

How much will the Cardinals need in return to trade out of the top spot? What is the one position the Packers need to address? NFL Nation answers burning questions. – NFL

Trade deadline central: Rankings, grades, news and more

Mark Stone to Vegas. Wayne Simmonds to Nashville. Yes, there were some key moves made before Monday’s deadline passed. – NHL

The biggest trade deadline questions answered

Where will Artemi Panarin land? How many first-round picks will be traded? Which team will “win” the deadline? Our panel checks in. – NHL

New Jackets C Duchene to face Sens after trade

Matt Duchene will now be playing against the Senators on Friday night after being traded to the Blue Jackets. – NHL

Goalie trade market: Who is on the move, and where

Several solid starting options are believed to be available as next week’s NHL trade deadline nears. – NHL

New York Trade Shows Set Uncertain Tone for Season

The rollicking situation with the U.S. government and the subsequent economic uncertainties are giving specialty stores some angst about their prospects in 2019.
With that as the backdrop, retailers were cautious as they shopped the trade shows in New York City last month. They scoured the aisles of Project, Liberty Fairs and Man searching for those special items that would draw customers into their stores. And luckily, they were able to find some things that fit the bill — updated knitwear, outerwear and accessories in particular — from some off-the-radar vendors with a creative bent.
“The fourth quarter overall was good, but the last two weeks of the year with the government shutdown and the market tanking took some steam out of our results,” said Ken Giddon, president of Rothmans.
Although he remains positive, Giddon said he’s expecting a “fight” to hit last year’s numbers, especially as traditional tailored clothing sales continue to drop. “There are a lot fewer suits being bought so we have to find dollars to make up for that,” he said.
And so Giddon, who admits that he loves “the hunt” at trade shows, pored through the hundreds of brands on display to find those replacement dollars. The good news,

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Oilers trade Spooner to Canucks for Gagner

Ryan Spooner, who has played for the Rangers and Oilers this season, will now suit up for the Canucks, who acquired him in a trade with Edmonton for Sam Gagner. – NHL

Pels’ Davis opens up, says Celtics on trade list

A candid Anthony Davis touched on a number of topics at All-Star Game media day, including the possibility of playing for the Celtics, why he would be interested in joining the Knicks and why he asked for a trade out of New Orleans in the first place. – TOP

Bold predictions for the NHL trade deadline

We’re familiar with the names available. It’s time to play matchmaker for all 31 NHL teams as the trade deadline nears. – NHL

Grading the Joe Flacco trade: Why the Broncos get low marks

Denver will have $ 28.5 million on its 2019 salary cap for Flacco and Case Keenum with no quarterback of the future on the roster. – NFL

U.S.-China Trade Fight Risks Fragmenting Global Market, Says Beijing Ambassador

The trade fight between the U.S. and China risks fragmenting the integrating global market, China’s ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai said in an interview. He was speaking ahead of the summit meeting between President Trump and President Xi Jinping in Buenos Aires later this week. US Business


Habs acquire Folin, Weise in trade with Flyers

Forward Dale Weise will be returning to the Canadiens as he and Christian Folin were acquired by Montreal in a four-player trade with the Flyers on Saturday. – NHL

NBA trade grades: Winners, details in deadline deals

Which players and picks are on the move? We have a rundown of the latest deals. – TOP

White Milano Trade Show Continues to Highlight Sustainable Fashion

MILAN — Sustainability was a key theme at the press conference held on Wednesday here to present the White Milano trade show running Feb. 22 to 25.
“White has in its DNA the vocation to experiment, anticipating and grasping the changes of the fashion system”, said White Milano founder Massimiliano Bizzi, announcing a new project in collaboration with a finalist of the 2018 edition of the Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Matteo Ward, as the creative director of “GIVE A FOK-us — Focus on the Unfocused.”
The project will allow communication with the younger generations, who are “more and more attentive to the traceability of fashion products. We believe it’s also a chance for buyers to renew their retail offer in a conscious way.”
“We are living in a moment of revolution of the fashion system, where we must run to realign the focus of our activities with the real needs of an exhausted planet, an exploited society and of individual people,” said Ward, pointing to a need to follow the example of other industries such as food and automotive, and “make sustainability fashionable. This path can give us a competitive advantage over the fast-fashion brands, which, by the way, are the most

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Lowe: This Celtics, Lakers, AD trade situation is unprecedented

Should the Pelicans wait on a trade? What happens with the Celtics will have huge influence here. – NBA

Sources: Blazers agree to trade for Rodney Hood

The Portland Trail Blazers agreed to a trade to acquire Cleveland Cavaliers forward Rodney Hood. The Blazers will send the Cavaliers two future second-round picks along with the expiring contracts of guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin IV, sources said. – NBA

Lowe: Latest trade talk and what teams might be doing at the deadline

Who are the players and teams to watch as the trade deadline nears? Zach Lowe bounces around the league. – NBA

Kyrie is in the middle of trade deadline madness

Kyrie Irving’s future in Boston is now in doubt, and it’s having a huge impact on the trade deadline. – TOP

Penguins shoot their shot with trade for Nick Bjugstad

The Penguins landed two useful forwards and moved Derick Brassard off the books. Here’s how both GMs did in the swap. – NHL

Kristaps Porzingis trade news sends shockwaves through NBA

There weren’t enough emojis for NBA players to express their shock when they found out New York was sending The Unicorn to Dallas. – NBA

What should the 76ers do before the trade deadline?

Philly coach Brett Brown says, “You want to learn as much as you can about your team prior to the trade deadline.” With nine days to go, have the 76ers learned what to do next? – NBA

Who is the biggest player in the Davis trade drama?

The franchise and inexperienced owner Gayle Benson face a pivotal moment after their star player requested a trade out of New Orleans. – NBA

US charges Huawei with fraud and stealing trade secrets

US authorities have charged Huawei with fraud – and have accused the Chinese tech giant of stealing trade secrets from T-Mobile.
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NHL trade deadline preview: What to watch for all 31 teams

The NHL trade season is underway. Get caught up on the assets, restrictions and potential moves for every team ahead of the Feb. 25 deadline. – NHL

Trade Secrets of Holiday Home Swaps

If you’re willing to trade homes with travelers from France, Japan, even coastal California, you now have your pick from a wider, swankier array of options thanks to the house-sharing boom. Plus: A Scaredy-Cat Guide to House Swapping. Lifestyle


5-on-5: Should the Lakers make a big trade now?

How solid are L.A.’s playoff chances with LeBron James out? Our experts answer the big Lakers questions. – NBA

Antonio Brown saga: What happened, Steelers’ next move and trade chances

Brown has the numbers, a $ 70 million deal and a Hall of Fame trajectory. How did this go south? Here’s an attempt to answer all the questions. – TOP

Lowe: An Anthony Davis trade would totally change the NBA

An AD move to L.A. or elsewhere could be the most important NBA trade in decades. Zach Lowe lays out how things look now. – NBA

Dodgers trade Kemp, Puig, Wood to Cincinnati

The Los Angeles Dodgers are trading outfielders Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig and pitcher Alex Wood to the Cincinnati Reds for pitcher Homer Bailey and prospects, according to multiple reports. – TOP

All the twists and turns of the wild Trevor Ariza trade

Brooks was here. Then he wasn’t. How a three-team deal involving Trevor Ariza and two like-named players fell through and then finally happened. – NBA

Lakers may be active in early trade window

Saturday marks the first time newly signed players can be dealt, and the Lakers look to have several movable pieces on the roster.

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Embiid: Role since Butler trade ‘frustrates me’

Sixers center Joel Embiid said he feels his offense has taken a hit since the team acquired Jimmy Butler last month, saying that being used as a stretch-5 “really frustrates me.” – NBA

D-backs trade slugger Goldschmidt to Cardinals

The Cardinals have acquired slugger Paul Goldschmidt from the Diamondbacks as part of a multi-player deal that sends right-handed pitcher Luke Weaver to Arizona. – TOP

Amari Cooper on trade: ‘It did change me’

For the first time since the Raiders dealt the receiver to the Cowboys, the Pro Bowler speaks candidly on how much the experience has impacted his personal life.

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NBA Power Rankings: Butler trade aftermath and a new No. 1

While the Jimmy Butler deal shakes up Minnesota, Philly and the Eastern Conference, a new No. 1 emerges to unseat the defending champs. – NBA

Sabres trade D Fedun to Stars for draft pick

The Stars have acquired defenseman Taylor Fedun from the Sabres, who received a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2020 draft. – NHL

Sources: Wolves agree to trade Butler to 76ers

The Timberwolves have agreed to trade Jimmy Butler to the 76ers, league sources told ESPN. Butler and the Sixers are hopeful to reach a deal on a long-term contract this summer, sources said. – TOP

NBA could fine Cavs’ Smith for wanting trade

JR Smith says the Cavaliers “obviously know” that he would like to be traded after he was removed from the starting lineup and told he wouldn’t be guaranteed playing time. – TOP

2018 NFL trade tracker: All the deadline deals, reaction

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to the Redskins. Dante Fowler Jr. to the Rams. Golden Tate to the Eagles. Here’s every NFL trade since training camp. – NFL

Peterson and other trade targets who make sense for the Eagles

Eagles exec Howie Roseman is one of the most aggressive personnel men in the NFL, and with the trade deadline nearing, things may get interesting. – NFL

Cowboys trade 1st-round pick for Raiders’ Cooper

The Dallas Cowboys made a move to benefit quarterback Dak Prescott by acquiring wide receiver Amari Cooper from the Oakland Raiders for a 2019 first-round draft pick. – NFL

Fidelity Says It Will Trade Bitcoin for Hedge Funds

Fidelity Investments said it will store and trade digital currencies for hedge funds and other professional investors, becoming one of the first Wall Street giants to step into this volatile corner of the financial world. WSJD


The Eagles are a perfect match for Bell trade

The defending champs have a big hole to fill in the wake of Jay Ajayi's season-ending injury, and a source says Bell is a viable option if the Steelers want to trade him.

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Le’Veon speaks: Expectations, message to teammates, trade talk

Bell (finally) had a lot to say about what to expect when he plays, telling his side to teammates and what it would take for him to agree to a trade. – NFL

Sources: Wolves rebuffing Butler trade calls

In the aftermath of Jimmy Butler’s trade request this week, Minnesota executives are telling teams that Butler’s an elite player and the franchise intends to keep him, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. – NBA

Lowe: Every realistic trade scenario for Jimmy Butler

What deals — and which teams — would make the most sense if Minnesota decides to grant Jimmy Butler’s wish to be traded? – TOP

Top Trends From the Spring 2019 New York Trade Shows

A look at the standout trends from Coterie, Capsule, Cabana and Woman.

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For Apple, U.S.-China Trade Fight Grows Riskier

The U.S.-China trade fight is becoming more perilous for Apple as the Trump administration’s tariffs threaten some of its gadget sales and as China weighs retaliatory measures. WSJD


‘Trade me,’ Steelers’ Brown responds to critic

Antonio Brown lit up Twitter on Monday with his response to a former Steelers public relations staff member who was critical of the wide receiver’s importance to the team’s offense. – TOP

Evaluating fantasy impact of the Erik Karlsson trade

Erik Karlsson joins a loaded Sharks team. So what does it mean in fantasy? Sean Allen looks at the fallout. – NHL

Trade Grades: Canadiens earn B+ for Max Pacioretty deal

The Habs dealt their captain to the desert in a deal that will have long-term implications for both clubs. Who came out ahead? – NHL

The Art of the Trade Deal: Chinese Paintings and Antiquities Caught in U.S.-China Fight

Chinese antiquities and art have become ensnared in the brewing trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies, rattling dealers, collectors and curators in the specialized art market. US Business


Monster move: Bears’ trade for Mack bold, but …

There's significant financial risk for Chicago in acquiring All-Pro pass rusher Khalil Mack, but it's a deal they couldn't afford to pass up.

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Source: Bills trade QB McCarron to Raiders

Fifth-year QB AJ McCarron, who played the entire preseason finale for the Bills, has been traded to the Raiders for a fifth-round draft pick, a source told ESPN. – TOP

Canada’s Auto Capital Caught in Crossfire of Trade Dispute

In Windsor, Ontario, angst is rising that the border town’s ties to the U.S. auto industry, already strained by steel tariffs, could soon be ruptured by President Trump’s threatened tariffs on Canadian-made cars. US Business


The Gretzky Trade quiz: 30-year anniversary edition

How well do you know ‘The Trade?’ Test your knowledge with 10 questions on Wayne Gretzky, the Kings, the Oilers and the aftermath. – NHL

John Miner: How the Gretzky trade ‘was my claim to fame’

One of the seven players dealt in the move that shocked the sports world, Miner reflects on how ‘The Trade’ impacted the rest of his career. – NHL

D.C. dysfunction fuels Harper trade rumors

A season that has failed to meet expectations and a clubhouse culture that borders on toxic has forced the Nationals to consider trading Bryce Harper.

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What every contender needs at trade deadline

With days to go until the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, there's not much time for teams to improve themselves for a playoff push.

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Yankees acquire lefty Happ in trade with Blue Jays

The Yankees picked up another starting pitcher for the stretch run, acquiring left-hander J.A. Happ from the Blue Jays. – TOP

KD, McCollum trade barbs over ‘soft’ remark

After Kevin Durant was a guest on CJ McCollum’s podcast earlier this month, the two traded barbs on Twitter Wednesday night when McCollum used the word “soft” to describe Durant’s decision to join the Warriors. – NBA

Apple Vulnerable in U.S.-China Trade Showdown

China has been integral to Apple’s remarkable success. But the iPhone is a Chinese export—one that could be subject to tariffs in an escalating trade dispute with the U.S. WSJD


5-on-5: Predicting the loaded East race after the Kawhi trade

Our Insiders answer the big questions about new Finals favorites and dark horse East contenders. – NBA

NBA players echo DeRozan’s thoughts after stunning trade

DeMar DeRozan expected to be a Raptor for life, so when he was traded on Wednesday, his reaction on Instagram was strong, as was that of his NBA colleagues. – TOP

Lowe: What the Kawhi trade means for Raptors, Spurs and NBA

How will Toronto and San Antonio move on? Zach Lowe breaks down the trade and its major implications on all sides. – TOP

Best trade fits for Pacioretty, Panarin, Skinner and more

Free agency is largely over, but these 10 players could still be on the move via trade this summer. – NHL

From Movie Makers to Auto Makers, Companies Reckon With Trade Fight

The U.S. and Chinese tariffs that kicked in on Friday raised costs for companies on both sides of the Pacific, but it was the specter of additional levies ahead that was more worrisome for many in business. US Business


US jitters at China’s tech push underlies trade war

Shenzhen is the poster boy for China’s economic progress.
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Lowe: Kawhi trade talk mystery, and which teams could get involved

Will the Lakers or another team step up and make a deal for Kawhi Leonard? Zach Lowe breaks down the Kawhi conundrum. – TOP

Sources: Nuggets trade Chandler to 76ers

Denver saved millions in luxury tax by trading the expiring contract of Wilson Chandler to Philadelphia. – NBA

How LeBron’s move changes Kawhi Leonard trade talks

Our experts discuss L.A.’s new complications in a Leonard trade and what other options San Antonio could consider. – NBA

Expiring contracts to watch in NBA trade talks

Which players on expiring deals could be on the move? We look at the potential sellers and trade pieces. – NBA

Cavs are pursuing several different trade scenarios that would shake up roster

With LeBron James not being an active participant in their plans, the Cleveland Cavaliers have been left in a tough position this summer. Their game plan for this summer would likely be dramatically different should he stay, compared to if he takes his talents elsewhere. Despite this tough position, it appears as though Koby Altman has been trying to increase the flexibility of the roster. In a joint report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Brian Windhorst and Ramona Shelburne, it was mentioned that the Cavs are active in pursuing a shake-up of their current roster: The Cavaliers have been working on several trade and salary-cap-clearing possibilities to be aggressive in free agency, but they have

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Our three best trade offers for Earl Thomas: The winner is …

We crafted deals — trade and extension — for the disgruntled safety, then picked the one the Seahawks and Thomas should take. – NFL

Hawks GM nixed trade after media reports

The Atlanta Hawks pulled out of a possible trade with the Bucks during the NBA draft because of media projections about whom Milwaukee was going to take. – TOP

Trade tracker: Grades and details for every deal

Which players and picks are on the move? We’ve got a rundown of the latest trades on draft night. – NBA

Coyotes trade Domi to Habs for Galchenyuk

The Arizona Coyotes have traded forward Max Domi to the Montreal Canadiens for Alex Galchenyuk in an exchange of young, talented players. – NHL

Biggest NBA free-agency, trade and draft decisions for every team

Which decisions on key players, draft picks, trades and new contracts will be priorities for every franchise? – NBA

Trade Grades: Coyotes slight winners in Domi-Galchenyuk swap

It’s a double change of scenery with two young first-rounders switching homes. Who won the trade? – NHL

What the Rockets have to trade to get LeBron

What would have to happen for LeBron to join James Harden and CP3? Kevin Pelton looks how Houston might build a juggernaut. – NBA

China Set to Approve Qualcomm-NXP Deal, a Sign of Easing Trade Tensions

Chinese authorities are set to approve Qualcomm’s planned $ 44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors in the next few days, in what would be a significant step toward easing U.S.-China trade relations. WSJD


China Set to Approve Qualcomm-NXP Deal, a Sign of Easing Trade Tensions

Chinese authorities are set to approve Qualcomm’s planned $ 44 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors in the next few days, in what would be a significant step toward easing U.S.-China trade relations. US Business


London Edge Trade Show to Travel to Las Vegas During Magic

SHOW ON THE ROAD: The British trade show London Edge, which takes place twice a year, is headed to Las Vegas on Aug. 14 to 15 during Magic.
The trade show organizer said more than 50 lifestyle fashion brands will be showcased at Flamingo Hotel, in the middle of the Strip, for the first time, and some 60 percent of its booths have been allocated.
“Las Vegas has long been in our sights and now it’s a reality,” said London Edge managing director Carole Hunter. “Running at the same time as numerous other events around Las Vegas including Magic and Pool, we intend to provide the U.S. retailers unable to make the trip to London with a whole host of extra special reasons to visit Sin City.”
The trip to Las Vegas is part of London Edge’s efforts to position itself firmly as an international trade showcase. The organizer said that buyers from 26 countries travelled to the London show last season and met with exhibitors from 16 countries.
“With a dedicated focus on the lifestyle, youth culture, alternative and subculture markets, London Edge prides itself on attracting key buyers from all over the globe through its doors. London is the go-to fashion trade exhibition

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Should the Celtics trade or develop young core?

Yahoo Sports NBA insiders Chris Mannix and Brian Scalabrine look at the young standouts on the Celtics roster and debate whether or not they should let them develop or trade them for a proven All-Star now.

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Source: Giants tried to trade Flowers in draft

The Giants wanted to trade offensive tackle Ereck Flowers during the draft, but their asking price was too high, a source tells ESPN. – NFL

Browns trade up, take WR suspended for all of 2017

Antonio Callaway was one of nine Gators players accused of using stolen credit cards.

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U.S.-China Trade War Is Bad News for Google’s Expansion

The barring of Chinese smartphone maker ZTE by the U.S. government from working with American companies is an unforeseen challenge for Google in a bid to get its mobile software in the hands of wider swaths of users. WSJD


U.S.-China Trade War Is Bad News for Google’s Expansion

The barring of Chinese smartphone maker ZTE by the U.S. government from working with American companies is an unforeseen challenge for Google in a bid to get its mobile software in the hands of wider swaths of users. US Business


China Delays Deal Reviews as U.S. Trade Frictions Build

Amid escalating trade tensions, China is holding up deal reviews that could clear the way for U.S. companies Qualcomm and Bain Capital to make multibillion-dollar acquisitions of semiconductor companies, people familiar with the matter say. US Business


Trump Tells Advisers to Study Rejoining Pacific Trade Pact

A little over a year after withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Trump has asked his top economic advisers to study the possibility of re-entering the trade pact negotiations. US Business


Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Sees ‘Potential’ of Trade War

The U.S. is willing to negotiate with China to avoid an all-out trade war, but President Donald Trump is determined to safeguard U.S. interests, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said. US Business


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Ranking the teams most likely to trade up to draft a QB

The Patriots acquired the 23rd overall pick — their second in the first round — in exchange for Brandin Cooks. Could they be getting ready to move up the board for the next Jimmy Garoppolo? – NFL

Apple’s Cook to Trump: Embrace Open Trade

Apple CEO Tim Cook called on President Donald Trump to support free-trade policies as planned tariffs raise tensions between the U.S. and China. US Business


Where top six in NFL draft stand: Who’s taking QBs — or could trade down?

Teams in need of a franchise quarterback highlight the top of the NFL draft. But does that mean a QB will be taken with the first three picks? – NFL

Paris Trade Shows Challenged

PARIS — Following a strong January edition, March proved a calmer, more complex season for the main trade shows here: Tranoï, Woman, Paris sur Mode and Vendôme Luxury.
Attendance was down by 9 percent at Paris sur Mode, leading organizers to “rethink” the show in terms of dates and content, said show director Sophie Guyot.
Organizers of the Woman show observed buyers had already used up most of their apparel budgets on January pre-collections. With timing issues also impacting the October shows, the event plans to add a coed section to its Man show in June, according to co-director and founder Antoine Floch.
The new format will feature some 35 women’s and coed brands added onto roughly 70 men’s collections. WSN Développement, the owner of Paris sur Mode, also recently announced its own hybrid show for June.
The team running Woman and Man has “experienced an undeniable disruption in the current calendar,” the organizers said in a statement. The September-October edition has “suffered due to an overall drop in main collection budgets and an absence of motivated buyers….This new approach acknowledges the changes in the market,” they added, referencing the June proposal.
Tranoï, which shows women’s pre-collections in June, recorded “stable” attendance in March, and

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Jets trade up, acquire No. 3 pick from Colts

The Jets acquired the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft in a trade with the Colts, who move down to No. 6, in addition to acquiring three second-round picks from New York. – NFL

Barnwell’s NFL free agency and trade grades

Kirk Cousins to Minnesota. Sammy Watkins to Kansas City. Allen Robinson to Chicago. Bill Barnwell evaluates every big move of the offseason. – NFL

Sources: Bills trade Glenn, move up in draft

The Bengals have agreed to a trade with the Bills for left tackle Cordy Glenn, sources told ESPN. – NFL

Sources: Busy Browns to trade Shelton to Pats

The Browns have agreed to their fourth trade since Friday, agreeing Saturday to send defensive tackle Danny Shelton to the Patriots, sources told ESPN’s Field Yates. – TOP

Super Trade Show Highlights New Talents

MILAN — For buyers hunting fresh finds in the vast hubbub of Milan’s fashion system, the boutique-like Super scouting trade fair in Milan yielded gems of promising accessories and ready-to-wear for winter 2018-19, despite mixed morale among rising exhibitors anxious to be noticed.
Shoko Omura, a women’s clothing buyer for the Japanese high-end fashion giant United Arrows, was upbeat about what she discovered at the three-day trade show organized by Pitti Immagine, which closed here Feb. 26.
“Yes, they’ve done an effective job of scouting,” she said. She was particularly impressed by the six talents brought in from the Mercedes-Benz Tbilisi Fashion Week in Georgia, including the spare, bright, softly structured prêt-à-porter collection presented by Tamuna Ingorokva. Cream wool and blue leather outerwear mixed ethereal puckered, polka-dotted transparencies and voluminous, lightweight knits that turned imperfection into interest, like a loose white yarn knitted up the front of a scarlet sweater.
“Japanese customers don’t like too much heavy fabric. They are looking for lightness and clean designs,” Omura explained. She said Japanese women want trendy, sporty, feminine, versatile pieces — bright colors, skirts, blouses and dresses they can wear for both work and leisure. And the retail business in Japan is looking very promising. “Last year

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Rams trade LB Ogletree to Giants, source says

The Giants are trading for linebacker Alec Ogletree, sending fourth- and sixth-round picks to the Rams in the deal, a source told ESPN. The Giants also will receive the Rams’ 2019 seventh-round pick. – TOP

The Nick Foles trade market: Where he could land, and chances Eagles deal him

The Eagles don’t have a lot of cap space or draft picks, which means they’ll listen to offers for Nick Foles but it would take a good one. – NFL

Grading every NHL team’s trade deadline moves, non-moves

Which teams made the wise moves to bolster their playoff chances (Jets) or jump-start a rebuild (Rangers)? Which teams missed big opportunities (ahem, Stars)? Here are the additions and subtractions for every club, along with a grade for their work. – NHL

Breaking down all the trade deadline deals

What’s downright delightful about this year is that all the fuss is only, in part, media-driven with Erik Karlsson on the market.

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NHL trade deadline: The trades, the grades and what’s next

The 2018 NHL trade deadline has come and gone, but the trade details are still trickling in. Our team of reporters are keeping track of all the deals and the latest talk between teams. – NHL

Trade grades: Nash to the Bruins

One of the biggest dominoes at the 2018 NHL trade deadline fell on Sunday morning, as the Rangers shipped the veteran power forward to Boston in exchange for a package of picks, players and a prospect. Who came out ahead? – NHL

Oilers trade defenseman Davidson to Isles

The New York Islanders have traded for Edmonton Oilers defenseman Brandon Davidson, the teams announced Saturday. – NHL

Trade grades: Brassard to the Penguins, Cole to Senators, Reaves to Vegas

Last year, Derick Brassard battled the Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals. Now the center, whom Pittsburgh acquired from the Senators in a three-way deal that sent Ian Cole to Ottawa and Ryan Reaves to Vegas — will help the Pens try to three-peat. – NHL

Sources: Rams agree to trade for CB Peters

The Rams have agreed to a trade with the Chiefs for cornerback Marcus Peters, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. – NFL

Weekly Reader: Trade deadline X factors

For different reasons, the Senators and Golden Knights will have an oversized impact on the trade deadline. We preview what could be a wild weekend, along with the Jersey Foul of the Week, a potential Olympic return for the NHL, puck headlines and more. – NHL

Power Rankings: A trade deadline to-do list for every team

Should the Golden Knights go for it all and keep James Neal? Could the Lightning land Erik Karlsson? Will the bullish Bruins snag another blueliner? This week, we prescribe what moves — or non-moves — every franchise should make by Monday’s deadline. – NHL

Bold predictions for all 31 NHL teams at the trade deadline

Max Pacioretty heading out West? Erik Karlsson dealt to a contender in the East? The Golden Knights … standing pat? We identify an impact move for every franchise ahead of Monday’s trade deadline. – NHL

Ranking the top trade season deals of the NHL’s salary cap era

With the cap in place since 2005-06, it’s no longer enough for teams to get the right players, as financial considerations must be kept in mind for that season and down the line. Here are the 10 best examples of teams that have struck the perfect balance. – NHL

Kings land veteran Phaneuf in 4-player trade

Veteran Senators defenseman Dion Phaneuf and teammate Nate Thompson have been traded to the Los Angeles Kings, it was announced Tuesday night. The Senators receive Marian Gaborik and Nick Shore from L.A. – NHL

The calls, texts and standoffs that led to the Cavs’ crazy trade deadline

How did Cleveland pull off one of the craziest trade deadlines in recent memory? Adrian Wojnarowski goes behind the scenes on each deal — and how it almost fell apart. – TOP

Central Division at the trade deadline: Plenty of Cup contenders — and buyers

The Central is stacked with playoff teams that will be shopping for goal-scoring wingers. Could St. Louis native Patrick Maroon land with the Blues, or will the Predators — who are going all-in on winning a Stanley Cup this season — pounce first? – NHL

Metro Division at the trade deadline: A division of shoppers

The Metro Division has a handful of teams in the market for upgrades as the trade deadline lingers in the not-too-distant future. The Rangers? Well, the Rangers are selling. Just ask them. – NHL

Trade Foles, cut Dez and let Cousins walk? Offseason moves for each NFC East team

Can Philly get a second-round pick for the Super Bowl MVP? Will Dallas’ top receiver take a pay cut? Can Washington get anything for its star quarterback? Here are five offseason moves to improve each NFC East team. – TOP

Why did we get the Kyrie Irving trade so wrong?

Kevin Pelton had the Cavs acing the Kyrie Irving trade when it went down. What went wrong, and what happened to Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder? – TOP

Warriors got what they needed at the trade deadline

While the defending champs didn’t make any trades at the deadline, the front office still sent an important message. – NBA

Best, worst and most surprising moves at a wild trade deadline

Who won the deadline, what were the biggest surprises and what’s next? Our NBA experts break down what happened and what it means. – TOP

Which NHL contenders should go all-in at the trade deadline?

For teams in playoff spots or on the bubble, one of the big factors in deciding whether to stand pat or acquire help is the team’s makeup, in terms of overall youth and contract timing. We split the contenders into win-now and bright-future categories. – NHL

Who says no to a LeBron trade? Probably everyone

The no-trade, the Cavs’ massive payroll, the idea of spending big on a four-month rental — yeah, good luck finding a deal. – TOP

Lowe: Fake deals, real rumors and more trade talk as the deadline heats up

Is there a deal out there to help the Cavs? Are the Warriors going to make a move? And what will happen with DeAndre Jordan and Marcus Smart? Here’s the latest. – TOP

2018 NBA trade deadline coverage: Latest news, rumblings and reports

The NBA trade deadline is Feb. 8. Stay up to date on the latest news, rumors and rumblings from our team of reporters. – NBA

The Alex Smith trade creates a ripple effect for the entire NFL. Here’s how

Welcome to Washington, Alex Smith. So long, Kirk Cousins? Here’s why Cousins won’t be complaining (hint: $ $ $ ), and what this shocking deal means for other teams seeking QBs in 2018. – TOP

Upbeat Mood Prevails at New York Men’s Trade Shows

NEW YORK — New year, bright outlook.
That sums up the mood of specialty stores shopping the men’s trade shows here. A strong end to 2017, a soaring stock market and some tempting merchandise options for fall all combined to boost retailers’ spirits.
“Holiday was great,” said Ken Giddon, president of Rothmans, which operates three men’s stores in New York. “There have been some weather difficulties in January but that’s OK. We had a surprisingly strong fall so inventories are not what we had expected. My mood is good — it’s an exciting time to be a retailer.”
He said he has been working more with his suppliers to create partnerships that benefit both. “Every conversation is not: ‘What are you selling and how much is it?’ But it’s, ‘How can we work together.’ That’s what it’s going to take to make the wholesale model work today and I actually enjoy making deals almost more than I enjoy looking at merchandise.”
That said, Giddon did manage to find several brands that he liked at the shows. “I’m surprised at how many great Scandinavian brands there are,” he said, pointing to the Scandinavian Man section at Project. He especially liked Hestra gloves and Cords trousers.

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Sources: Pistons’ Bradley available for trade

The slumping Detroit Pistons have made Avery Bradley available in trade talks, sources told ESPN. Detroit’s asking price for Bradley, who is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this summer, is significant, according to sources. – NBA

U.S. Imposes Trade Tariffs, Signaling Tougher Line on China

The Trump administration announced Monday new trade barriers aimed at protecting domestic makers of solar panels and washing machines from a recent surge of cheap imports. US Business


NHL trade asset tiers: Buyer’s guide to the deadline

Now that trade season has begun in earnest, who are the top players available? We rank the top 34 into five tiers based on expected return, led by three veteran skaters in the “price of your neighbor’s yacht” class. – NHL

Reports: Pirates trade McCutchen to Giants

Two days after sending ace Gerrit Cole to Houston, the Pirates took another definitive step in their rebuild Monday, trading former MVP outfielder Andrew McCutchen to the Giants, according to multiple reports. – TOP

Will Miami make another run, or a big trade?

Zach Lowe goes deep on a Heat squad trying to spark another incredible run this season. Is this a sleeping East contender, or do the Heat need to swing a major deal? – TOP

Aaron Levant Retires From the Trade Show Business

Aaron Levant is ready for a new challenge. Levant, who founded the Agenda trade show when he was 19, is retiring from the business.
“There wasn’t an exit plan. It wasn’t something that I’ve contemplated for a long time. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for the past two or three months,” said Levant as he was arriving at the final Agenda Long Beach trade show that he will manage in California. “For me, it’s all about continuing to learn new stuff and take on new challenges, and as far as events and trade shows, I’ve learned everything that I can.”
Levant started Agenda, which is dedicated to the skate, surf and streetwear categories, in the back of a Thai restaurant in Long Beach in 2003. In 2013, Reed Exhibitions acquired the show for an undisclosed sum and Levant stayed on to help grow Agenda, oversee other shows and launch new ones.
For the past few years, Levant, who has said he believes the trade show category is dead, has transitioned Agenda from a business-to-business show to a more consumer-facing event. He introduced Agenda Festival last year, which included a two-day trade show followed by a one-day festival that was open to the

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Tech Firms Drawn Into Lawmakers’ Battle Over Deterring Sex Trade

A dispute over how to deter a flourishing online sex trade is likely to escalate into a high-profile policy battle in 2018, adding to political headaches for big tech. WSJD


U.S. Bitcoin Futures Climb in First Day of Trade

Trade in the first bitcoin futures sparked a swift run-up in the price of the digital currency, while the exchange provider’s website experienced outages from heavy traffic. WSJD


Trump, Xi Push Opposing Views on Trade

President Donald Trump delivered his vision for an American economic engagement with Asia built on bilateral trade deals—then ceded the stage to his Chinese counterpart, who tried to pick up the mantle of regionwide leadership. US Business


The $250 Billion in U.S.-China Trade Deals May Not Tally

On the surface, U.S.-China deals worth billions of dollars look like a win for America Inc. during President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing. But there is a catch. US Business


How the Jays can find outfield help via trade

If the Toronto Blue Jays choose to fill their outfield holes through the trade market here are some names they could consider.

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