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"levi strauss" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

02:05 min | Last week

"levi strauss" Discussed on WGN Radio

"It is 10 after six. 87 high today. Little bit more human than yesterday. Chances. Some rain late this afternoon and tonight some. Oh, in came blowing in From across the sea from across the lake. It lingered the did you weigh yourself this morning? How you doing with? Well, they called the cove it 15. But I don't know why they don't call it the cove at 19. That makes more sense that there's a story this morning about many Americans changing clothing sizes. Pending in how they spent their time sheltering at home. Grands from Levi Strauss and company to laundry label. Casa Bella. You know about Casa Bella Mariam? I saying that right? No idea. Well, taking note of the fact that we're putting on some pounds Body measuring technology companies. Report that chopper's air changing their measurements on their online profiles. This trend could be good for clothing companies, They say New size is likely mean that customers wardrobes need to be updated. Retailers already feeling the pain of decreased spending during uncertain economic times are also facing an increase in costly returns as shoppers try to figure out Their new sizes. The executive vice president. Of Levi Strauss Mark Rosen said Anecdotally, we're seeing shoppers come back into stores unsure of their size. For most. It's been a long time since they've tried on a pair of jeans, and they may be Up or down a size, probably up some company's heir, even adding larger sizes in response to shoppers gaining weight. The CEO.

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Zuckerberg to Meet Civil Rights Groups That Led Facebook Boycott; Boeing quietly pulls the plug on 747

WBZ Midday News

00:26 sec | Last month

Zuckerberg to Meet Civil Rights Groups That Led Facebook Boycott; Boeing quietly pulls the plug on 747

"Mark Zuckerberg will meet next week with civil rights groups that have led an ad boycott against the company. Advertisers including Starbucks, Levi Strauss and Pepsico have joined Details of the meeting were not disclosed. Boeing is quietly pulling the plug on the 7 47 The last one will leave the factory and about two years while the decision hasn't been announced, sources say it can be found and changes to the wording of Boeing's financial statements. I'm Larry

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Carbon pollution from the fashion industry is on the rise

Climate Connections

01:12 min | Last month

Carbon pollution from the fashion industry is on the rise

"When you shop for new clothes, you're probably not thinking about the climate, but making apparel creates carbon pollution, and the industry's emissions are on the rise as people by and discard their clothes more frequently. The problem is made worse by the rise of fast fashion closed cheap to make and cheap to buy. But chin-yen of the World Resources Institute says apparel companies are starting to take climate action. Many companies globally are setting targets, and then really trying very hard to reach those targets yen co authored a paper that can guide the industry. She says the biggest challenge that clothing brands often outsourced manufacturing to companies in other countries. Those companies may rely on others for raw materials which. which makes it hard to measure and reduce carbon pollution, so a lot of these brands are doing is to educate an engaged the suppliers. I think that's what we want to see him. We're seeing more and more for example. Levi Strauss helps. Its suppliers obtain low interest loans for renewable energy, efficiency projects, and Nike is helping manufacturers from fossil fuels to solar and biomass. Yene says Moore suppliers get involved. It will help reduce carbon pollution throughout the industry.

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"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

03:17 min | 3 months ago

"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"And get a support system to help them succeed, and he became increasingly involved in community, government and politics over the years. He seemed to think it was his responsibility as a successful person, he was a vocal supporter of the Hawaiian Reciprocity Treaty of Eighteen, seventy five, which removed tariffs on goods traded between the Kingdom of Hawaii, and the US and he also advocated for building regulations that would reduce the risk of fire spreading in the increasingly tightly packed city he had. Had fires himself. That impacted his properties, and so of course those efforts had benefit to other people, but they also benefited his personal business. He also drummed up donations for the Garfield. Monument Fund Association donated to orphanages and helped set up the labor exchange, which was a group that was intended to help the unemployed men of the city make connections to find temporary and permanent work. You also became heavily involved in the Society for the prevention of Cruelty to children, which was incorporated in Eighteen, seventy six. He served in one. One leadership role or another, with the Organization for the rest of his life that was particularly important one to him and as the eighteen ninety s had moved on Strauss had stayed busy, even though he was going through a lot of family tragedy at the time, he was working with other merchants and civic leaders to actualize infrastructure projects, including a railroad to compete with the Southern Pacific. He knew that a city that was appealing to new residents would mean sustained growth for the businesses there, so he was constantly donating both. Both his personal money, and on behalf of Levi Strauss and company to the creation of things like parks or the improvement of public spaces, and he supported efforts like the pioneer kindergarten society, because he knew that educating children was a vital part of making a future for the city. He was not only interested in early childhood education, though he also donated to the University of California Berkeley so they can keep their library open longer hours, and He created a scholarship fund at that school that Levi Strauss scholarship continues to this day. One of Strauss's employees named Henry Richmond later wrote of him quote. Strauss was very quiet, affable, always immaculately dressed. And, he apparently did not like to be called Mr Strauss. He wanted everybody to just call him Levi. He seems like a lovely lovely gentleman and I also wanted to include as our final note, appoint of Trivia related to one of our previous episodes, because Levi Strauss was a founding member of the Pacific coast. Auxiliary of the Jewish Publication Society of America and another member of that group was Ferdinand. Foch lists farther. Alice veto cliffs. It's one of those moments where you just see all the history puzzle pieces starting to Click together foul connected. Yes and Levi Strauss is so connected in many ways like that to California history because you know he was. on all sorts of like public works, committees and efforts with you know people like Stanford and other other famous people that really formed a lot of the foundation of Kenya's. We know it today. Thank you so much for joining us today for this classic..

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"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

02:04 min | 3 months ago

"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"Strauss was employing five hundred Chinese workers. A rebuttal appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle the following day, saying that the company employed exactly one Chinese person and that person was in a position that white laborers had quote again and again tried and failed to do that. Position was cutting the dense fabrics that were used to make these overalls. Generally Levi Strauss and company like a lot of manufacturers at the time, really stressed in their advertising. Their goods were made by white labor. Yeah, this was a whole problematic thing. We're GONNA talk about it a little more in a moment, but we've talked before also on the show about the racism. The became rampant particularly on the west coast of the United States during this time towards Asian immigrants, and he. He continued to do business with Chinese merchants. He did not seem to have an aversion to them at all or be racist towards them in terms of business partnerships, but he kind of knew that if he was like yes, Ninety Labor's that it would tank, the company because would not trust him anymore, so he was complicit in this whole system, but that doesn't seem to reflect a like a personal outward racism Rano. And in eighteen eighty, he worked on the committee that arranged the San Francisco Visit President Rutherford B Hayes. This was kind of funny because it was reported that Mr and Mrs Levi Strauss attended a dinner in the president's honor, but leave I never got married, so it is unclear if he had taken a female relative to this event or an acquaintance, or if the paper simply got the. The facts wrong and January of Eight, hundred eighty one. The San Francisco Bulletin published the details of Levi Strauss's funeral. There's one problem. He was very much alive at this point, initially, the sounds like a really funny mix up, but it was actually a really sad moment Levi's brother, Louis had been the one who had died and the paper had to publish a correction the next day. Three years later. The Strauss's.

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"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

11:35 min | 3 months ago

"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"Who presumably started out his Yaakob and Americanized his name when he got here was also a Jewish immigrant then he had moved to the United States from Russia as a young man he likely I also worked in dry goods as a cutter and a Taylor. Although he had also dabbled in the brewery business in some other enterprises he was also an inventor he had developed a screw based clothing fastener and ironing board could also stretch clothes and folding press and those last two items were granted patents but that fastener was not take had also expanded his tailoring work to make tenths and wagon covers to capitalize on the need for those kinds of goods in mining towns in Nevada where he lived. He started making very sturdy. Long-lasting trousers for Labor's out of duck and Denham duck is like a very densely woven cloth and he eventually on the six suggestion relative started buying his duck yardage from Levi Strauss and company. Yes duck is usually compared to like a very densely woven canvas. Almost IT'S A. It's one of those things that people still make work clothes out of. Sometimes I don't love it. It's a little stiff for my tastes. It's very sturdy. It will last a long time and to please one of his tailoring customers who came in to order work pants for her husband who apparently wore through them at a pretty good clip Davis used rivets to reinforce the pockets. The story goes that the wife came in because she said my husband is worn out all his pants and cannot leave the house. I have to come places order. So she had to go back with a piece of string and Markley his waistline and other measurements. And then bring it back to the shop and she was delighted it appeared. Her husband was delighted. Jacob leader soccer has been around town wearing these pants so it seemed like everything was going great and he included that detail. Those riveted pockets. Unin number of other pairs of pants because people started to see these pants town and asked where they came from and could they also get the same ones and so he started making these pants with duck canvas and riveted pockets for more and more people as the riveted pants pocket became popular with his customers. Decided he should patent them but that was a really expensive process and the story goes that his wife didn't want him to spend money that they didn't have trying to do it so along a payment on an invoice that he's into Levi Strauss and company. He also sent two pairs of pants with the proposition that the company applied for the patent in his name and in return he would give the company half the rights to sell the pants. This is like the most trusting move. I can possibly imagine someone doing I know. Here's this thing I invented. I would like you to help me patent it by the way. It's not padded yet but here it is yet especially having been working on this day in history class and recently recording episodes on people like Filo Farnsworth and Nikola Tesla like. There are so many stories about a big business. That's like GonNa take this patent from you for no money and x Ray In a lecture that I was watching online of Levi. Strauss biographer whose book I used for a lot of this. She was saying to her. This really indicates how trustworthy Levi Strauss was perceived to be by people. That just knew his name like he just had this reputation for being a really honest and good man and so this person completely trusted him with his invention and there it went and Strauss was no fool. He went for the idea really quickly. He wrote up an agreement that gave the company Levi Strauss and company exclusive rights to sell the pants on the west coast and that quote rights outside of the Pacific Coast and territory shall be equally divided between ourselves and Davis Davis agreed to these terms and made it very clear that this was not just about the Rivets. It was also about the cut and construction. He offered to oversee the manufacturer of the pants. Either New York or in San Francisco whichever Strauss preferred in the first patent application filed on behalf of Davis was rejected on the basis that the military had been using rivets in the construction of shoes already and so that just using them on pockets was really not an innovation. Strauss did not accept this. He hired lawyers who specialized in patent law to appeal the case but it was once again rejected in early eighteen. Seventy three Strauss and Davis were preparing another. Go at a patent for these riveted pants. Jacob Davis and his family moved San Francisco in May a revised version of their application was submitted this time with more detail about the distinction between the riveting that they were using on clothes and the way that rivets had been used on shoes just a few weeks later on. May Twentieth Eighteen Seventy Three. The Patent was issued. Strauss paid Davis for the value of his home and store in Reno Nevada and the Davis made their move to San Francisco permanent so that Jacobs could oversee production of this new line of riveted trousers. Strauss later sold this back to Davis for a dollar. Many flipped it. Yeah it was a couple of years later. Bought back his house and shop in Reno and I think It was only like three months. After that that he sold it and at the time they marketed. These new pants as overalls and that were did not have the commutation of BIB overalls that it would have today They were sometimes called waist. Overalls like basically part of that was because you could wear them over other pants But people were them without pants underneath. It is well. The first batches went out in June of eighteen. Seventy three so. That was just a month after the patent was approved at nineteen fifty per dozen pair so Nineteen dollars and fifty cents for a dozen of them. This was a substantial increase over previous market prices for similar garments more than a dollar more than individual purchasers were used to seeing so for a A merchant that was the middleman to have to pay. That much per pant was significant. They really had to like explain. No these are going to last you so long. They are way stronger. Am better than other pants. Strauss opened up a new factory location. So they can start more serious production the following month. A place an ad for first class female sewing machine operators these operators had to bring their own sewing machines that were suitable for heavy work. Yeah he even in the advertisement. They laid out which sewing machine models would be acceptable. And if you didn't have one of those don't apply for the job Soon Levi Strauss and company also started selling riveted duck coats for hunting and by the end of eighteen. Seventy three they had sold an estimated twenty thousand garments. The pants that they were making it. The beginning bore pretty much all the characteristics. We see on Levi's today although they have shifted in style a little bit so they had copper rivets they had that mustard orange thread for stitching in the curvy. Shallow v Stitching on the back pocket the year after Levi and Jacobs riveted overall hit the market Levi was named by the New York Times. As one of San Francisco's millionaires. He had also set up the company which was basically functioning on its own as a separate entity from J Strauss brother in company Co partnership with his brothers so that they would have power of attorney and be able to make decisions about the business in the event that he was not able to. Yeah he kind of realized. This has grown massive and I can't be the only one who makes decisions if something goes awry and that same year Levi Strauss also sued a competitor who started using rivets in the construction of their pants that other manufacturer Abe L. Felt in company pulled all the product that they had made from shelves once that suit was filed but Strauss continued the legal action anyway in order to deter others from infringing on the patent does a couple of years later Levi Strauss and his brothers set up an East Coast Factory under Jacob Davis's supervisions to make riveted goods but in late eighteen. Seventy six another manufacturer. H W king and companies started making riveted goods as well Levi. Strauss has companies numbers drop even as they brought an infringement suit against this other company after a four year legal battle the case was decided in favor of Levi Strauss and company. Yeah that's a long time for that to drag out. But they were like nope. We're going to do it Eventually they did start as their patents did not last forever and they started realizing that they had to do branding so that their genes were completely recognizable from others and people could ask for them by. Look that's how they develop their logo. They kind of knew they couldn't stave off other people using rivets forever So they've got very savvy about how they presented their clothes. There were also two more deaths in the Strauss family in eighteen seventy four. Levi's brother-in-law and senior partner. David Stern died in January and in August one of David's sons who was just eighteen died for reasons that have been lost to the historical record and even as their losses the family also continued to grow through marriage and children and it reached a point where fourteen people were all living in Strauss's house including himself so they moved to a larger home on Leavenworth. Street in the eighteen seventies Chinese immigrants in California were being viewed with increasing hostility as they competed for jobs with white laborers in the same market with fewer and fewer opportunities in eighteen. Seventy six strauss was named an expose that appeared in the daily morning call. The claim was that Strauss was employing. Five hundred Chinese workers a rebuttal appeared in the San Francisco. Chronicle the following day saying that the company employed exactly one Chinese person and that person was in a position that white laborers had quote again and again tried and failed to do that. Position was cutting the dense fabrics. That were used to make these overalls generally Levi Strauss and company like a lot of manufacturers at the time really stressed in their advertising their goods were made by white labor. Yeah this was a whole problematic thing. We're GONNA talk about it a little more in a moment but We've talked before also on the show about the racism that became rampant particularly on the west coast of the United States during this time towards Asian immigrants And he continued to do business with Chinese merchants. He did not seem to have an aversion to them at all or be racist towards them in terms of business partnerships. But he kind of knew that if he was like yes. I hire Chinese leaders that it would tank the company because it would not trust him anymore so he was complicit in this whole system. But that doesn't seem to reflect a like a personal outward racism Rano and in eighteen eighty. He worked on the committee. That arranged the San Francisco Visit President. Rutherford B Hayes. This was kind of funny because it was reported that Mr and Mrs Levi Strauss attended a dinner in the president's honor but leave. I never got married so it is unclear if he had taken a female relative to this event or an acquaintance or if the paper simply got the facts wrong and January of eight hundred eighty one. The San Francisco Bulletin published the details of Levi. Strauss's funeral there's one problem. He was very much alive at this point..

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"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

04:21 min | 3 months ago

"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"And at the time they marketed these new pants as overalls, and that were did not have the commutation of BIB overalls that it would have today They were sometimes called waist overalls. Basically, part of that was because you could wear them over other pants but people were them without pants underneath. It is well. The first batches went out in June of eighteen seventy three. Three so that was just a month after the patent was approved at nineteen, fifty per dozen pair, so nineteen dollars and fifty cents for a dozen of them. This was a substantial increase over previous market prices for similar garments more than a dollar. More than individual purchasers were used to seeing so for a a merchant that was the middleman to have to pay. That much per pant was significant. They really had to like explain. No, these are going to last you so long. They are way stronger am better than other pants. Strauss opened up a new factory location, so they can start more serious production the following month, a place, an ad for first class female sewing machine operators, these operators had to bring their own sewing machines that were suitable for heavy work. Yeah, he even in the advertisement they laid out which sewing machine models would be acceptable, and if you didn't have one of those, don't apply for the job. Soon Levi Strauss, and company also started selling riveted duck coats for hunting, and by the end of eighteen, seventy three, they had sold an estimated twenty thousand garments the pants that they were making it. The beginning bore pretty much all the characteristics we see on Levi's today, although they have shifted in style a little bit, so they had copper rivets. Mustard, orange thread for stitching in the curvy Shallow v stitching on the back pocket the year after Levi and Jacobs riveted overall hit the market. Levi was named by The New York Times as one of San Francisco's millionaires, he had also set up the company, which was basically functioning on its own as a separate entity from j Strauss brother in company..

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"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

05:22 min | 3 months ago

"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"Who presumably started out his Yaakob and Americanized his name when he got here was also a Jewish immigrant, then he had moved to the United States from Russia as a young man, he likely I also worked in dry goods as a cutter and a Taylor, although he had also dabbled in the brewery business in some other enterprises, he was also an inventor he had developed a screw based clothing fastener, and ironing board could also stretch clothes and a folding press. Press and those last two items were granted patents, but that fastener was not take had also expanded his tailoring work to make tenths and wagon covers to capitalize on the need for those kinds of goods in mining towns in Nevada. where he lived, he started making very sturdy, long-lasting trousers for Labor's out of duck and Denham. Duck is like a very densely woven cloth, and he eventually on the six suggestion relative started buying his duck yardage from Levi Strauss and company. Yes. Duck is usually compared to like a very densely woven canvas. Almost it's A. It's one of those things that. People still make work clothes out of sometimes I don't love it. It's a little stiff for my tastes. It's very sturdy. It will last a long time and to please one of his tailoring customers who came in to order work pants for her husband, who apparently wore through them at a pretty good clip. Davis used rivets to reinforce the pockets. The story goes that the wife came in because she said. My husband is worn out all his pants and cannot leave. The House I have to come places order. So she had to go back with a piece of string and Markley, his waistline and other measurements, and then bring it back to the shop, and she was delighted it appeared her husband was delighted Jacob leader soccer has been around town wearing these pants, so it seemed like everything was going great, and he included that detail, those riveted pockets on a number of other pairs of pants because people started. Started to see these pants town and asked where they came from, and could they also get the same ones? And so he started making these pants with duck canvas and riveted pockets for more and more people as the riveted pants pocket became popular with his customers. Davis decided he should patent them, but that was a really expensive process, and the story goes that his wife didn't want him to spend. Spend money that they didn't have trying to do it so along a payment on an invoice that he's into Levi Strauss and company. He also sent two pairs of pants with the proposition that the company applied for the patent in his name, and in return he would give the company half the rights to sell the pants. This is like the most trusting move I can possibly imagine someone doing i. I know here's this thing. I invented. I would like you to help me patent it by the way it's not padded yet, but here it is yet especially having been working on this day in history class, and recently recording episodes on people like Filo Farnsworth and Nikola Tesla like there are so many stories about a big business that's like GonNa. Take this patent for you for no money and X..

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"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

11:57 min | 3 months ago

"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"That is friends without the our best fiends. So Levi quickly established a list of regular clientele and even if he had received shipment of that first load of freight that his brothers had sent there. Were already two other shipments on the way he was doing business. Ostensibly for the company that his brother founded which was j Strauss and brother but he was invoicing clients sort of as a separate business as just Levi Strauss in July eighteen fifty-five Levi sent a shipment of gold. Back to his brother's this was valued at a little over ten thousand dollars at the time. Which is estimated to be close to a quarter of a million dollars in modern currency? Of course it's really difficult to make those estimates. Clearly the California office was doing really well in spite of the fact that there was something of a financial panic going on in San Francisco that year. It didn't seem to impact Strauss by the end of eighteen fifty-five he'd sent more than eighty thousand dollars home in gold. Yeah one of the things. That really made his business. It'll come up over and over that. Even when they are difficulties they still managed to pull through and even do pretty well like people will always need dry goods. They always need clothes and linens and household basics so it was a really smart business to be in the in the first place in eighteen fifty six saw continued expansion of the Strauss enterprise in California Levi. Sister Fogler who had changed her name to fanny when she moved to the United States. Move to San Francisco with her husband. David stearns and their children assist with the growing responsibilities of the business and his brother. Louis also join them. It is possible though unconfirmed that his mother Rebecca made the journey as well and for the first time since moving to the US leave. I actually had a home with an address that was separate from his business. Not living above it or Within it indicating that there was this ongoing trend of prosperity. The firm also changed names that year it went from J Strauss and brother to j Strauss brother and company maybe to acknowledge Levi's contribution but on all records in California it was listed as Levi Strauss Levi sent more than double the amount to New York in eighteen fifty six that he had an eighteen fifty five that amounted to approximately two hundred thousand dollars eventually in the late. Eighteen sixty s Levi changed the name of the California branch to Levi Strauss and company recognizing his family members contributions eighteen fifty six was also the year that Levi Strauss became involved along with his brother in law in the committee of vigilance which was a vigilante group. Made up largely of merchants that formed to combat the city's growing political corruption and related violence while business and politics had largely stayed separate up to that point concerns over how businesses could be impacted by the lawlessness of men in power led to the committee of vigilance nominating and eventually electing many of the city's business leaders into political office. Oh they picked people that they knew from other merchants and put them in office because they thought that was safer and while Strauss did not seem to have any political ambitions of his own he did back the political efforts of the committee. Those committees there were several of them in several places at this time period and in some places their activities were kind of controversial because there was like an extrajudicial violence capacity in this combat of corruption. So it's like there's a whole bigger story there but his involvement was really about electing to city positions and there had actually been a similar committee in San Francisco several years prior to this. That was much more of like a vigilante law force. That thought that they would fill the gap between the crime that was going on and the police were obviously to their minds. Not doing anything about it. So that existed in San Francisco as well although he was not part of that at the time and eighteen fifty seven. The Strauss family experienced a financial loss in September the S. Central America which had picked up passengers and freight in Panama including a large shipment of gold went down in a hurricane off the US coast in the Atlantic. More than four hundred people died at an estimated one point. Five million dollars of gold was lost including seventy six thousand dollars that was on route to j Strauss brother in company from Levi Strauss and company incidentally the wreckage of the Central America was found and much of the treasure recovered in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. Although there was a significant legal battle over who should get that gold. The thinking of the Central America set off a financial panic. There was a lot of gold that New York banks had been expecting on that ship. So when it didn't show up that was it was a significant economic disruption and yet as seems to be the pattern of his life Levi Strauss weathered the storm part of this was because his brothers were the ones shipping him goods. So that meant. He didn't have to reassure a supplier of his good credit and be like no. I know I lost some money but I will make it up to you. They're like yeah. We'll just keep it going. So the Strauss family continued business as usual and because other entrepreneurs didn't have the credit or the leverage to do the same thing Levi's business flourished as other shutdown by the end of the year. He was shipping gold to New York once again and he had expanded to have offices in the city that were actually separate from his warehouse. He was also taking shipments of raw materials from suppliers outside the family which he then leveraged in deals that got him discounts on the goods that were made from those raw materials as the country found itself in the grip of the civil war. San Francisco's citizens realized they could eventually be impacted by it. California had entered the Union as a free state as outlined in the compromise of eighteen fifty. But while most of the city was loyal to the Union there were some concerns about some government officials wanting to allied with the confederacy after a pro union rally in the city on. May Eleventh Eighteen Sixty one at the junction of Montgomery market and hosts streets. A resolution was put forth that formed a Union Committee of Thirty Four. This is a committee of respected men. He would uphold the ideals of union. Fill vacant government posts and keep an eye out for treason Levi. Strauss is one of the men named as a member of this group and one of only three Jewish men included. Yeah they were very worried that there were people that were infiltrating California who were pro slavery and that it was gonNA completely cause an upheaval of everything going on in the state and particularly in a large city like San Francisco so they really wanted to try to keep an eye out and prevent such a problem. When the troops that were stationed at the Presidio? Were sent east to fight. It really left the people of San Francisco a little bit uneasy and they were fearful without protection now. Volunteer group known as the Home Guard was founded that consisted of three thousand men and it sort of served as a makeshift military force. The Home Guard and the Union Committee of thirty four actually disbanded though when Leland Stanford was elected California Governor Stanford was a pro union Republican. Who is very well respected successful and powerful so the concerns of some sort of pro confederacy uprising that led to the formation of those two groups were pretty diminished under his leadership. Strauss in his California business continued to do well through all of this and the prosperity of California's merchants helped keep the country afloat through the civil war. Strauss had recognized the value of real estate fairly early on and had invested in a number of properties throughout the city which often sold as a prophet after holding them. For some time Levi Strauss and company also moved into a new space that he purchased in eighteen. Sixty seven was a four story building on Battery Street but clearly showed the company's Success. The company was known for its excellent and speedy service and the ability of its employees to satisfy client needs with even the largest orders. There was a write up where they actually used. The word empowered to describe the Salespeople and clerks at Levi Strauss As being able they were empowered to meet the needs. Agree to deals with clients which is sort of a weird word to be using in the eighteen sixties but there was Unfortunately the late eighteen sixty s also came with family. Loss as Levi's half sister. Mary died in eighteen sixty six and his mother. Rebecca pass three years later after Rebecca's death Levi traveled back to New York and he stayed there for a month presumably to help settle accounts and get her affairs. In order. There is also an embezzlement scandal at Levi. Strauss and company are in October of eighteen. Sixty six when news broke that a bookkeeper had taken five hundred thousand dollars and left the country while the company not wanting to scare away business partners said that there was no money missing. It also made a statement in an advertisement that the man in question. Es Goodman was no longer with the company it was not authorized to conduct business on behalf of Levi Strauss and company. This mix. The messages seemed to below over while Mr Goodman never saw any retribution of the fact that he had taken money from his employer quite a lot of money from his employer. Neither the company NOR LEVI. Strauss personally seems to suffer. Any negative fallout from it. Yeah that's one of those stories were it's like. They completely claimed that it had not happened. So there is no record of it happening but then the fact that they're also like but also if you talk to that guy he doesn't You Know I. It does seem like it's a little bit of a weird combination of things to put out in the press. The company continued explosive. Growth right into the eighteen seventies as Levi who obviously had an impressive business instinct realized that he needed to expand into international markets. At that point his business had expanded to supply merchants. All along the Western seaboard into Oregon and Montana but he was also expanding farther into the American southwest and then he started to reach out to potential clients in Canada Mexico and Hawaii coming up. We're going to dive into the thing that the Levi Strauss name is most closely associated with today. Which is blue jeans? I.

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"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

03:47 min | 3 months ago

"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"And the ability of its employees to satisfy client needs with even the largest orders. There was a write up where they actually used. The word empowered to describe the salespeople and clerks at Levi Strauss as being able, they were empowered to meet. The needs agree to deals with clients, which is sort of a weird word to be using in the eighteen sixties, but there was. unfortunately, the late eighteen sixty s also came with family loss as Levi's half sister. Mary died in eighteen, sixty, six and his mother Rebecca. Pass three years later. After. Rebecca's death Levi traveled back to New York, and he stayed there for a month, presumably to help settle accounts and get her affairs in order. There is also an embezzlement scandal at Levi Strauss and company are in October of eighteen, sixty six, when news broke that a bookkeeper had taken five hundred thousand dollars and left the country while the company, not wanting to scare away business partners said that there was no money missing. It also made a statement in an advertisement that the man in question es Goodman was no longer with the company it was not authorized to. To conduct business on behalf of Levi Strauss and company this mix, the messages seemed to below over while Mr Goodman never saw any retribution of the fact that he had taken money from his employer, quite a lot of money from his employer, neither the company nor Levi Strauss personally seems to suffer any negative fallout from it either. Yeah, that's one of those stories were. It's like they completely claimed that it had not happened. So there is no record of it happening, but then the fact that they're also like, but also if you talk to that guy, he doesn't. you know I? It does seem like it's a little bit of a weird combination of things to put out in the press. The company continued explosive growth right into the eighteen seventies as Levi, who obviously had an impressive business instinct realized that he needed to expand into international markets. At that point, his business had expanded to supply merchants all along the Western seaboard into Oregon and Montana, but he was also expanding farther into the American southwest, and then he started to reach out to potential clients in Canada. Mexico and Hawaii coming up. We're going to dive into the thing that the Levi. Strauss, most closely associated with today, which is blue jeans. I..

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"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

05:30 min | 3 months ago

"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"Changed the name of the California branch to Levi Strauss and company, recognizing his family members contributions, eighteen, fifty six was also the year that Levi Strauss became involved along with his brother in law in the committee of vigilance, which was a vigilante group, made up largely of merchants that formed to combat the city's growing political corruption and related violence, while business and politics had largely stayed separate up to that point concerns over how businesses could be impacted by the lawlessness of men in power led to. To the committee of vigilance, nominating and eventually electing many of the city's business leaders into political office. Oh, they picked people that they knew from other merchants and put them in office because they thought that was safer, and while Strauss did not seem to have any political ambitions of his own, he did back the political efforts of the committee, those committees there were several of them in several places at this time period, and in some places, their activities kind of controversial, because there was like an extrajudicial violence capacity in this combat of. Corruption, so it's like there's a whole bigger story there, but his involvement was really about electing. To city positions and there had actually been a similar committee in San Francisco several years prior to this that was much more of like a vigilante law force. That thought that they would fill the gap between the crime that was going on, and the police were obviously to their minds, not doing anything about it, so that existed in San Francisco as well although he was not part of that at the time and eighteen, fifty seven, the Strauss family experienced a financial loss in September the s Central America, which had picked up passengers and freight in Panama, including a large shipment of gold, went down in a hurricane off the US coast in the Atlantic. More than four hundred people died at an estimated one point. Five million dollars of gold was lost including seventy six thousand dollars that was on route to J, Strauss brother in company from Levi, Strauss and company. Incidentally the wreckage of the central, America was found and much of the treasure recovered in one, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty eight, although there was a significant legal battle over who should get that gold. The thinking of the Central America set off a financial panic. There was a lot of gold that New York. Banks had been expecting on that ship so when it didn't show up that was it was a significant economic disruption, and yet as seems to be the pattern of his life. Levi Strauss weathered the storm. Part of this was because his brothers were the ones shipping him goods, so that meant he didn't have to reassure a supplier of his good credit and be like no I. Know I lost some money, but I will make it up to you. They're like. Yeah. We'll just keep it going. So the Strauss family continued business as usual, and because other entrepreneurs didn't have the credit or the leverage to do the same thing Levi's business flourished as other shutdown by the end of the year. He was shipping gold to New York once again and he had expanded to. To have offices in the city that we're actually separate from his warehouse. He was also taking shipments of raw materials from suppliers outside the Family which he then leveraged deals that got him discounts on the goods that were made from those raw materials as the country found itself in the grip of the civil war..

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"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

02:13 min | 3 months ago

"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"A list of regular clientele and even is he had received shipment of that I load of freight that his brothers had sent. There were already two other shipments on the way he was doing business ostensibly for the company that his brother founded, which was j Strauss and brother, but he was invoicing clients sort of as a separate business as just Levi Strauss. In July, Eighteen fifty-five Levi sent a shipment of gold back to his brother's. This was valued at a little over ten thousand dollars at the time, which is estimated to be close to a quarter of a million dollars in modern currency. Of course, it's really difficult to make those estimates. Clearly the California office was doing really well. In spite of the fact that there was something of a financial panic going on in San Francisco, that year. It didn't seem to impact Strauss by the end of eighteen fifty-five, he'd sent more than eighty thousand dollars home in gold. Made his business. It'll come up over and over that. Even when they are difficulties, they still managed to pull through and even do pretty well like people will always need dry goods. They always need clothes and linens and household basics, so it was a really smart business to be in the in the first place. In eighteen fifty six saw continued expansion of the Strauss enterprise in California. Levi sister fogler, who had changed her name to fanny when she moved to the United States move to San Francisco with her husband David Stearns, and their children assist with the growing responsibilities of the business and his brother Louis join them. It is possible though unconfirmed that his mother Rebecca made the journey as well and for the first time since moving to the US leave. I actually had a home with an address that. That was separate from his business, not living above it or within it, indicating that there was this ongoing trend of prosperity, the firm also changed names that year it went from J Strauss and brother to j, Strauss, brother and company, maybe to acknowledge Levi's contribution, but on all records in California it was listed as Levi Strauss Levi sent more than double the amount to New York in eighteen, fifty six that he had an eight hundred fifty five, that amounted to approximately two hundred thousand dollars..

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"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

04:47 min | 3 months ago

"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"Hello and welcome to the podcast I'm holly and I'm Tracy v Wilson and today's episode was requested approximately one hundred years ago. If you go by way of hyperbole by early scenario, either not really one hundred years ago, but it feels that way. It was a very long time and I have had it on my list throughout that time, but I am only just now getting to it for a variety of reasons, we are talking today about Levi Strauss and historians really historically interesting because it touches on a lot of important moments in US history so. So, he was an immigrant who ended up in a business that was impacted by and in turn, affected the US, civil war and including culture. He has a story that's tied to the Goldrush. She also had a vision for his adopted city of San Francisco that he worked really hard to achieve the future generations would benefit from it. and his life in many ways is the story of the United States in the nineteenth century from the perspective of Jewish immigrant who became a captain of industry. Before we get into his story, I will make confession. which is that until fairly recently, probably five years this Chicago? I thought Levi Strauss were two different people that have been business together a saying. So clearly I missed this in history class. Because even though people wear Levi's in, you'd call it, Levi. Strauss I didn't realize that was one person's proper name so I grew up in north. Carolina not all that far away from cone mills, which is who made the denim for Levi's five a lens for? Two hundred years or something so like this is a piece of history that is like a more steeped in I didn't have confusion about whether. Levi Strauss people. It's not my proudest moment, but in my defense, even though I am a close person, I don't think I owned a pair of jeans of any flavor from about. Nineteen eighty five until like two years ago. Like that's just never been my things. So That's that's my excuse poultry, though it may be that I just never examined Levi Strauss fit makes you feel better I thought. Hanna Barbera was one person with a woman..

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"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

01:57 min | 3 months ago

"levi strauss" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

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OPEC Scrambles to React to Falling Oil Demand From China

KRLD News, Weather and Traffic

00:25 sec | 6 months ago

OPEC Scrambles to React to Falling Oil Demand From China

"Downs learn coronaviruses having economic reverberations being felt far and wide CBS is Vicky Barker China is the world's biggest oil importer and with many of its factories and businesses closed falling demand for oil has pushed prices so low Saudi Arabia's demanding an emergency OPEC meeting companies dependent on Chinese component sort Chinese consumers are hurting among them apple Levi Strauss McDonald's and

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OPEC Scrambles to React to Falling Oil Demand From China

WBZ Midday News

00:29 sec | 6 months ago

OPEC Scrambles to React to Falling Oil Demand From China

"Meantime the corona virus outbreak is now having a global economic impact China is the world's biggest oil importer and with many of its factories and businesses closed falling demand for oil has pushed prices so low Saudi Arabia's demanding an emergency OPEC meeting companies dependent on Chinese component sort Chinese consumers are hurting among them apple Levi Strauss McDonald's and Starbucks small wonder the Wall Street journal says China's health crisis is testing the entire global

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Levi Strauss profit hit by weakness in wholesale business in Americas

Bloomberg Businessweek

00:11 sec | 10 months ago

Levi Strauss profit hit by weakness in wholesale business in Americas

"After the bell moments ago we did hear from Levi Strauss and earnings beat it affirmed its annual guidance also boosting its quarterly dividend by seven percent will have more on Levi Strauss coming up with our Jordan

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Latest from the Stock Market

Marty Griffin and Wendy Bell

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

Latest from the Stock Market

"The US markets opened sharply lower despite an upbeat jobs report showing that the US economy had added two hundred and twenty four thousand jobs in June but most market sectors did rebound through the afternoon although only for actually ended the day in positive territory at the close the S. and P. lost five point four points or zero point one eight percent closing at twenty nine ninety the Dow shed over forty three points closing at twenty six thousand nine twenty two and the tech heavy nasdaq was off point one percent to eight thousand one sixty one in the roller coaster ride that is the retail market we saw shares of Dick surge over three percent and Levi Strauss urban outfitters Nordstrom's Macy's and foot locker all jumped over two percent but drug companies didn't join in the rally with companies across the board losing ground at the end of artists sank over two and a half percent

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Levi Strauss And Levi discussed on Houston's Morning News

Houston's Morning News

00:10 sec | 1 year ago

Levi Strauss And Levi discussed on Houston's Morning News

"Quarter shares of Levi Strauss jumping in pre-market trading. The apparel maker impressed investors with its first quarterly report since going public last month Levi, Strauss said sales rose seven

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"levi strauss" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio

WBBM Newsradio

01:48 min | 1 year ago

"levi strauss" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio

"Good afternoon. Thanks for joining us. I'm rob heart. And I'm Chris cradle. Spring is cloudy and forty degrees today. That's the forecast and also a high temperature of forty eight a little later on this afternoon and the noon business hour, presented by old second Bank. The markets are in positive territory. Now, let's get the latest from Bloomberg. And Lisa Ferenci. That's right. Rob stocks are headed higher. Investors are reconsidering that deeper dovish shift by central bankers from yesterday. We've got tech shares materials and real estate all headed higher. The Dow up one hundred eighty five points are three quarters of a percent moving about twenty five thousand nine hundred NASDAQ. Doc above seventy eight hundred gaining seventy eight points or one percent s&p on the advanced by twenty four. The Bloomberg WBZ 'em Chicago index gaining one and a half percent. And apple shares are rallying hire. More than three percent. After upgrades have been announced to its products for three days in a row. We've heard about new versions of the company's wireless air pods. Mac computers and ipads on Monday. Analysts expect apple will unveil a new push into video and news content and huge gains for stock in Levi Strauss on its first day of trade shares soaring, thirty two and a half percent sales of Levi's tops not jeans have doubled in the past five years. The county for about twenty percent of its revenue that success is one reason executives have decided to take Levi's public again back to you Robyn, Chris, thanks to Lisa on today's noon. Business hour the markets react to the Federal Reserve forecast. And that also is setting new mortgage rates lawyer, Lisa talk about it. Just a couple of seconds ago. We will. Go in-depth on Levi's IPO. We'll also talk about the economic reports from the parent company of olive garden. So it's.

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Levi Strauss back as public company, shares soar 30%

KCBS Radio Morning News

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Levi Strauss back as public company, shares soar 30%

"Four of the Levi's IPO off to a roaring start today. Jason Brooks with us from the key CBS super micro Intel money desk, Doug, there's a whole lot of interest in all the big unicorns. Finally coming to the public market this year lift Uber Pinterest. Put one of the oldest brand names in the US is in the IPO spotlight. Today Levi Strauss a public company for the second time after its first run from nineteen seventy one to nineteen eighty five the San Francisco based company buttoned up a lot of interest from big investors during its IPO road show and a price did stock at seventeen dollars a buck above the high end of the expected range and it shot right out of the gates Levi. Shares trading higher right now by over thirty two percent at twenty two dollars and fifty three

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"levi strauss" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

01:47 min | 1 year ago

"levi strauss" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"Three now at newsradiokkob if became. Newsradio KFC K checks your money now with Kelly brothers from Genevieve's Burkart of black brothers. And we're talking about going from let Gina blue chip. Pretty much. You're right. Excellent market today is looking at Levi Strauss and looking at a lot of traders on the floor of the exchange wearing Jean jackets and that never happens because jeans most days are not allowed on the floor of the exchange. But today Levi Strauss going public. It was priced at seventeen dollars a share. But what they do is. They sit there, and they they try to find that equilibrium between buyers and sellers. Well Levi Strauss is the first actual trade was at was thirty five percent above seventeen dollars a share it opened up at twenty two twenty two as an initial public offering. So Levi Strauss is now trading and the ticker symbol is L E V. I Levi often trading on the new York Stock Exchange. I I've spent a public company in thirty four years market overall is positive initial jobless claims down nine thousand to twenty one. So the employment picture looks pretty good. And of course, still digesting the. Aftermath of the fed yesterday where they said, we're not raising rates again this year, and we're projecting. Maybe one rate increase for next year. That's good for some bad. Knock great for banks mortgage rates have pulled back. And of course, it also is everyone was a nagging concern. What do they see that is causing them to be so dovish relative to where they were? Let's say six months ago. Here's the real time numbers. Dow up one sixty three at twenty five nine zero nine NASDAQ up sixty seven at seventy seven nine hundred sixty s and p eighteen. Oil up over one percent. Gold up eight at thirteen nine announced ten year bond yield two point.

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"levi strauss" Discussed on WSJ What's News

WSJ What's News

02:10 min | 1 year ago

"levi strauss" Discussed on WSJ What's News

"With what's news from the Wall Street Journal. I'm Anne Marie for totally New York denim company. Levi Strauss returns to public markets on Thursday amid an IPO boom led by tech companies. We'll have the details with Wall Street Journal reporter Suzanne cap ner. But first here are some other top stories, we're following the Federal Reserve is extending a pause and raising short-term interest rates with more fed officials signaling they may not raise rates at all this year, while Street Journal reporter, Nick Tim rose says more the question that came up is what would it take for them to raise interest rates again and Powell seemed to indicate that it would actually take quite a bit together to raise interest rates. Again. The reason is they are worried that inflation has been falling below their two percent target. They keep saying that it's going to go above two percent and it hasn't happened. And so in a relatively revealing moment Powell said he was discouraged that they haven't he said convincingly achieved that two percent target. And that's a very notable shift because it shows the fed wants to see inflation rise before they do anything to raise rates again. The also gave details about its four trillion dollar asset portfolio. The plan is to slow the pace of shrinking the portfolio in may ending the run off at the end of September. European Union leaders began a two-day summit in Brussels Thursday, where Brexit is expected to be a major topic. British Prime Minister, Theresa may is seeking three month delay in the UK's departure from the EU originally set for March twenty ninth. European officials have indicated their unlikely to make a final decision without a vote from British lawmakers who last week rejected May's Brexit plan for a second time. Shares of. Bayer took a big hit on Wednesday a day after a San Francisco jury fan demand developed cancer from exposure to its weed killer roundup, which came under the pharmaceutical giants umbrella after it's sixty three billion dollar acquisition of Monsanto. Shares of Bayer fell ten percent on Wednesday. The company is facing thousands of lawsuits over round up raising more questions about how much of a liability the Monsanto acquisition will be for the company. Starbucks plans to debut new lids designed to eliminate.

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Levi Strauss And Sixteen Dollars discussed on KYW 24 Hour News

KYW 24 Hour News

00:13 sec | 1 year ago

Levi Strauss And Sixteen Dollars discussed on KYW 24 Hour News

"Levi Strauss and company is preparing to go public the jeans maker sees the price of fourteen to sixteen dollars per share for its initial. Public offering the IP IPO could raise more than five hundred eighty seven billion

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"levi strauss" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

02:34 min | 2 years ago

"levi strauss" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Good morning. I'm Paul miles in the news room. And there's a developing story in New York where an international flight has landed with dozens of sick passengers also Rick Pitino talks about governor Bevin in his new book and Bevan response. Those stories plus traffic and weather coming up at the top of the hour on NewsRadio eight forty WHAT. Yes. Male apparently Levi Strauss has decided to get into the anti gun game. Here we go. Hot air dot coms reporting, the CEO of Levi, Strauss and company member when the Levi's used to be for Cowboys. Yup. Wrangler were always kind of the Cowboys genes of choice, but still you had plenty of Cowboys had their holster and their gun proudly dangling over there Levi American denim giant Levi Strauss and co announced Tuesday that it's launching a series of new initiatives to benefit groups working to prevent gun violence. Levi Strauss the CEO and president ship. Berg wrote in fortune magazine on Tuesday that the company, quote, simply cannot stand by silently when it comes to issues that threaten the very fabric of the communities where we live and work. Well, if you're going to kneel in your Levi's, make sure they're prewashed. How 'bout you worry about making good genes? Anyway, you may wonder why a company that does a manufacturer sell guns is waiting into this issue. Yeah. Why are you pissing off really a large percentage of your clientele? But for us. It's simple. Berg wrote Americans shouldn't have to live in fear of gun violence. It's an issue that affects all of us all generations and all walks of life. The company's CEO and making this announcement hot air dot com is trying to have his cake and eat it to he knows that a potentially disastrous move here for his bottom line. So he's quickly pointing out that he's not trying to repeal the second amendment perish. The thought nor is he blaming responsible gun owners. But he's speaking the language of Democrats and the hard left by talking about quote, sensible, gun control. What does that even mean when companies Wade into this? What what what what groups is he giving his money to. I just wanna buy pants and shoes. Dude. That's all. I wanna do. Are you going to boycott Nike though with the whole Colin Kaepernick thing? No. I mean, it's sorta wear Nikes if they're on sale, and I need shoes at the time and Nike has the best price you buy whatever the best prices pretty my. If I liked the look of the shoe, and it's twenty bucks cheaper. I'll buy that one. I like the.

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Levi Strauss' CEO Unleashes a Plan to Put an End to Gun Violence in America

Rob Pratte

00:31 sec | 2 years ago

Levi Strauss' CEO Unleashes a Plan to Put an End to Gun Violence in America

"Because Levi Strauss let it be known today that they're going to start partnering up with. Gun reform groups. So if you're rabidly second amendment, and I don't say that as a negative. I'm thinking of some of the people in my family. You might have a probably Strauss me by Strauss's teaming up with a gun control group and putting together initiatives on the gun control gun violence

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Trump On EU Auto Tariffs, I Just Want Fairness For Americans

Biden's Briefing

05:51 min | 2 years ago

Trump On EU Auto Tariffs, I Just Want Fairness For Americans

"Hey, you listen to Biden's briefing every day. I had relevant stories and topics news to share with you and now onto the bravery. Trump tariff threat on European cars, escalates global trade war by Jenny Leonard, and Richard Bravo for Bloomberg news with assistance by Ben sills, Alex Wayne and Ryan bean President, Donald Trump, threatened a twenty percent tariff on cars, imported from the European Union. Unless the block removes import duties and other barriers to US goods escalating global trade war. The EU warned could endanger three hundred billion dollars in commerce based on the tariffs and trade barriers, long placed on the US and it's great companies and workers by the European Union. If these tariffs and barriers are not soon broken down and removed, we will be placing a twenty percent tariff on all of their cars coming into the US build them here Trump said in a tweet on Friday, the EU plan to retaliate according to a European Commission memo obtained by Bloomberg and introduction of. US tariffs would be met with the equivalent penalties imposed by affected trading partners. It said shares of Volkswagen AG dime. L'oeil AG and BMW AG fell in Frankfurt and US auto companies, erased earlier gains in New York trading Trump's tweet came hours after the EU impose tariffs on about three point, three billion dollars of American products in response to his barriers to imported aluminum, steel, the European tariffs target politically resonant products, including twenty five percent duties on Harley, Davidson, motorcycles, Levi Strauss, and company, jeans and bourbon. The EU measures cover a total of around two hundred categories also including various types of corn, rice, orange juice, cigarettes, cigars t-shirts, cosmetics boats, and steel trade war. Trump's latest salvo against the European auto. Oh industry threatens to broaden a trade war that he's already sparked with China. The US has pledged to impose twenty five percent tariffs on thirty four billion dollars in Chinese goods on July sixth and China vowed to retaliate. In the same amount of US imports, the US may justify the auto tariffs on the grounds of national defense just as it did in March when imposing duties on global imports of steel and aluminum Trump initially exempted the EU from the metal tariffs, but let the temporary reprieve expire after negotiations with the Europeans fell apart America's ambassador to Germany. Rick Grenell is in Washington this week seeking deal on auto levies. He spoke to White House trade advisor, Peter Navarro, commerce, secretary. Wilbur Ross US Trade Representative, Robert lighthizer, and Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin about reducing existing tariffs on cars shipped between the US. In Europe, two zero, their support in the administration and from German carmakers for such an idea. But no agreement has been reached yet. Rarely used the Commerce Department in may started investigating whether imports of cars and light trucks hurt America's ability to defend itself by a rotating, the country's auto industry. If the findings show a threat to the US a nineteen sixties era. Trade law gives the president of thority to impose import restrictions without congressional approval. Many lawmakers have been critical of Trump's use of the trade law which was rarely applied before he took office Ross during a Senate hearing on Wednesday faced heated questions from GOP lawmakers who argued there was no merit to claiming auto imports threaten the country's defence capabilities Bill Reinsch, senior adviser at the center for strategic and international studies in Washington and former. Commerce official said the president's tweet may undermine his government's argument for auto tariffs, having ordered an investigation into whether auto imports are a national security threat. He has now undercut that by reaching his conclusion before the investigation has barely begun. Reinsch said it's a classic case of ready fire aim, and it will only lead to litigation in the US and a loss at the WTO. When we are inevitably taken, they're buying European the Washington trade association for BMW dime, learn and Volkswagen's operations. In the US warned consumers will be harmed by higher tariffs, consumers fare best when tariffs are low Gloria Burke west spokeswoman for the alliance of automobile manufacturers said in a statement, the group also represents General Motors company and Fiat Chrysler automobiles and v Trump's tariff rhetoric further undermines US auto market alr-. Ready in its second year of decline. After record sales in twenty sixteen said Cody Lusk president of the American international Automobile Dealers Association. He pointed to dime Lewis decision on Thursday to pare its profit outlook as an early example, you're already going to see prices going up incrementally as a result of the steel and aluminum tariffs in the auto sector said Lusk, whose group represents foreign branded auto dealers in the US. All of that combined with increasing interest rates is a recipe for disaster. Thanks for listening subscribed to the briefing share with a friend so we can build a bigger more inclusive conversation.

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"levi strauss" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

04:09 min | 2 years ago

"levi strauss" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"That the it is true a lot of people don't know this about about trump's background but his his grandpa came to the us and got out here to the west coast and yes he had a whorehouse in seattle seattle had many many many many many hor houses and they're they've the numbers sharply curtailed these days but there was a time that seattle was filled with the hookers because seattle was a bustling seaport and it was of course a jumping off point for the alaska gold rush and which happened in the eighteen nineties for after the california gold rush so if you missed out on the california gold rush you that other one coming up and if you know anything about gold rushes then you know that the people who really get rich during gold rushes are the people who sell you the junk to go look for the gold like for instance do you like your levi's well here's the thing levi strauss levi strauss he never pan for gold he he made the tents that didn't sell then he made pan subtle the tents and he's the richest guy from the california gold rush so there's that guy meanwhile the alaska gold rush while they didn't go to alaska but they sold you the boots to go to alaska and they were the nordstroms darn good for them meanwhile as you're waiting for your passage up to alaska there you were in seattle bumming around with your brand doors from boots and your jacket and and tanta nhat and you have cash dangling in your pocket and there's something else dangling there and you wish you would stop so you go to a whorehouse seattle filled with horror houses and trump's grandpa ran one of the better ones in fact business so good he went up to skagway he went up to to the yukon but does not the us landed landed alaska and then walk in the yukon but he he ran one skagway he did very well with gambling and hookers and the whole darn thing and when he when he had made his fortune he decided to head on back to to germany he's he sold his interest in the whore houses closed up the the gambling parlors the whole thing how does this affect the beaver and he went back to germany problem was back to germany is that he had missed his national service and in doing so he had incurred pretty healthy fine so he didn't wanna pay the fine so he came back to the us and that is donald trump's grandpa he began investing in real estate new york of course and he had his son who who was a very very student investor and he had his kids donald being one of them grew up in a house where a very very wealthy guy was showing him where to put the money and the whole thing so that's that's trump's grandpa but is it a shock as the new york times surprised that a guy who's out there saying that germany's not paying its fair share for nato that they don't like him in germany because you know what germany's not paying its four percents of the gdp that keeps them for twenty years they've been called on it the clinton called them on it bush called them on it obama called them on it but you know what when trump calls him on it he's tearing apart nato and the whole thing the difference is now that he's actually holding their feet to the fire they're talking about actually getting to the required four percent gdp per nation to that the nato nations have agreed to do and you know what they don't like that in germany because that's far less money to spend on on rapist refugees and recycled kale bins and things like that all right when we come back we'll actually get back on track with what's what's what's trending and also who is and how do you not eat for twenty four hours we have a list of celebrities we're going to be fasting and also who wanted to eliminate ice by the way that and more coming up it is gary and shannon brian suits filling in kfi am six forty more stimulating talk monica rix.

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