Which countries are supplying rags and worn textile articles including clothing to the United States? How important is the United States compared to others in terms of the entire global and regional market?
Gold hit record highs for the fourth day in a row on Monday, boosted by growing expectations for U.S. interest rates to remain exceptionally low as the economy struggles, while silver came in sight of 30-year peaks.
Tight-fitting t-shirts and hipster jeans could get even more snug if you could just spray them on. A liquid mixture developed by the Imperial College London and a company called Fabrican lets you spray clothes directly onto your body using aerosol technology.
Congo will struggle to enforce its new ban on mining in rebellious eastern areas and the move is likely to increase smuggling rather than help clean up an industry accused of fuelling conflict, analysts say.