• BURMA BAN: All imports from the military dictatorship of Myanmar, which are mostly garments, would be banned from the U.S. under a House bill that passed 418-2 on Tuesday. Strong bipartisan support was garnered after last month’s violent crackdowns on pro-democracy leaders in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. GOP Reps Jeff Flake of Arizona and Ron Paul of Texas cast the only no votes. Senate support for the measure is also strong. The action also would freeze Myanmar assets in the U.S., and calls on neighbors China and Thailand to follow suit. Several U.S. firms have already stopped Myanmar imports, citing human rights concerns and military investments in its garment industry.
  • MATERNAL MOVE: Marnie Omanoffhas joined Liz Lange Maternity as director of brand development, a new post. She oversees the advertising, public relations, events and partnerships for the brand. Most recently, Omanoff spent four years at the small business division of American Express, where she managed advertising, brand and advocacy initiatives. Before that, she worked at Foot Locker Inc., where she managed the brand advertising and vendor partner programs for Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker and Champs Sports for five years.

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