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Apparel Maker Wants To Help U.S. Manufacturing One Blue Shoelace At Time

A New York City apparel maker wants to make a Made in America fashion statement by producing blue shoelaces to raise awareness of the struggle faced by U.S. manufacturers, much the way the rubber bracelet has been used in the fight against cancer.

Congressional Opposition Brewing Over Obama Fast-Track Request

The president’s penchant for ruling by executive order is ruffling congressional feathers, especially among the body’s GOP ranks who fear Obama will use it to advance liberal policies, further endangering his request for fast-track trade authority. 

Uncle Sam Really Wants Cheap Overseas-Produced Crap

Uncle Sam can't seem to be bothered about walking the “Buy American” talk, sending more than $1.5 billion overseas to purchase uniforms for a wide range of U.S. government employees -- from TSA workers to members of the armed services. 

Whirlpool Plays Santa In Ohio With Present That Keeps On Giving -- Jobs

The recession-ravaged but now rebounding Midwest got the Christmas present that keeps on giving  -- jobs. Whirlpool is moving the world’s largest washing-machine factory from Mexico to Clyde, Ohio, as of April next year. 

Congress to vote on Fast Track in January - Go to these Town Halls now to stop it!

Congress will be on Fast Track ‘trade promotion authority’ next month, but we can do something to stop them now.  Members of Congress are back in their home districts now.  Here’s a list of events where you can find them and tell them to vote NO on Fast Track.

Oops, They Did It Again: China-Made 'Go USA' Mittens Available From USOC

With the controversy over Made in China Olympics uniforms not even two years old, the nation's leading sports authority is at it again. This time it's with mittens they're selling to drum up funds to help winter athletes heading off to Sochi in February.

Oops, They Did It Again: China-Made 'Go USA' Mittens Available From U.S. Olympic Panel

With the controversy over Made in China Olympics uniforms not even two years old, the nation's leading sports authority is at it again. This time it's with mittens they're selling to drum up funds to help winter athletes heading off to Sochi in February.

Out Of Work? Get A Few Alpacas

Out of work? Thinking about starting a Made in America business? Get a few Alpacas, the llama's less aggressive and smaller cousin. An industry that thrived mostly in South America appears to have made its way north of the border, at least in New England, where the once-thriving textile industry that has taken a profound dive over the past few decades.

'FTC: Truly Made In America' Doesn't Cut It

Be careful what conclusions you jump to when buying what you think is a Made in America gift. Looks can be deceiving. The Federal Trade Commission recently busted E.K. Ekcessories for slapping a “Truly Made in America” label that wasn't quite what it claimed.

'FTC: Truly Made In America' Doesn't Cut It

Be careful what conclusions you jump to when buying what you think is a Made in America gift. Looks can be deceiving. The Federal Trade Commission recently busted E.K. Ekcessories for slapping a “Truly Made in America” label that wasn't quite what it claimed.

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