Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Settles with FTC, Agrees to Stop Making Overly Broad and Misleading ‘Made in USA’ Claims about Houseware and Furniture Products

Editors note: This is big because it’s the first time that the FTC has issued a financial penalty against a company for false “Made in USA” claims. Home products and kitchen wares company Williams-Sonoma Inc. has agreed to stop making false, misleading, or unsubstantiated claims that all of its Goldtouch Bakeware products, its Rejuvenation-branded products, and…

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Rep. Omar Leads Letter to CEOs, including Apple, Amazon, and Google, Condemning the Use of Forced Uyghur Labor in China

Editor’s note: There is bipartisan concern with imports of goods using forced labor, especially from China. US law bans such goods from being imported, but stateless multinationals ignore the law and Customs enforcement has not been strong.  WASHINGTON— Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) led Members of Congress on a series of letters to the CEOs of American companies today,…

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Help for your COVID health bills

Editor’s note: We are reposting this press release by Rep. Kevin Brady because CPA members, and their families, with COVID related health bills may be able to benefit from the program described below.  UPDATE: The Trump Administration announced Friday they will be using a portion of funding from the bipartisan CARES Act to reimburse hospitals…

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Press Release \ Latest Employment Report Shows Continued Decline in U.S. Jobs Quality

JQI Index declines 0.20 percent in March  Washington. The monthly U.S. Jobs Quality Index(JQI) issued by the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) and its partners dropped slightly to 79.27in March, down by 0.20 percent from its revised level one month earlier.  The JQ-Instant™ preliminary read of the 713,000 decrease in all private sector, non-farm payrolls in March…

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