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Alrosa Cautions Against Possible US Sanctions
Alrosa is hoping US sanctions against Russia will not impact its operations, saying any potential action affecting the miner would be detrimental to the global diamond industry.“We hope that we will not have to face sanctions,...
Rough Markets Aug 01, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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US Jewelers Welcome ‘Tax-Fairness’ Bills
Jewelers of America (JA), a jewelry retail representativebody, has hailed the advancement of two tax bills that it says would put onlineretailers on an equal footing with their brick-and-mortar counterparts.The two pieces of legislation — the Remote TransactionsParity...
Financial-Legal May 07, 2017 Rapaport News
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Press Release: ICA Elects New Board of Directors
Press Release: The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) has announced the names of its board of directors following the organization's board meeting at the conclusion of the 2015 Congress. ICA's president, Benjamin Hackman, was...
Gemstones Jun 07, 2015 International Colored Gemstone Association
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CIBJO Issues Annual President's Report
CIBJO's president, Gaetano Cavalieri, released a report that documented the organization's action items over the past year, covering a range of subjects, including the state of small and medium-sized jewelry companies and ethical issues...
Marketing May 05, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Press Release: GECI Sponsors CIBJO Congress, Adds New Master's Program
Press Release: GECI, the leading gemological institute for certification, education and research is proud to announce its participation as a Gold Sponsor at the upcoming 2015 annual congress of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, which will...
Marketing Apr 20, 2015 GECI
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CIBJO Arranges Special Tours for Congress Attendees, Guests
The 2015 CIBJO Congress, which takes place May 4 to 6 in Salvador, Brazil at the Sheraton da Bahia, opened registration for its pre-conference tours. A guided tour on May 2 will explore Salvador, focusing on the Cidade Baixa (low...
Marketing Apr 03, 2015 Jeff Miller
Press Release: Jewelers of America's PAC Announces New Chair
Press Release: The Jewelers of America Political Action Committee (JAPAC), the only committee that supports the fine jewelry industry in Washington D.C., has elected Jenny Caro, the owner of Jewelry By Design in Woodbridge, Virginia,...
Retail Feb 23, 2015 Jewelers of America
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CIBJO Opens 2015 Congress Registration
CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, opened registration for the upcoming CIBJO Congress that is scheduled to take place May 4 to 6 in Salvador, Brazil. There will also be pre-congress meetings held on May 2 and 3 and a special mine...
Marketing Jan 28, 2015 Jeff Miller
CIBJO Congress Attendees Address Synthetic Diamonds
The topic of synthetic diamonds dominated the first day of discussions at the CIBJO congress in Moscow. The three-day congress brought together over 130 delegates from 22 countries to explore numerous commission reports and research along...
Gemstones May 19, 2014 Anastasia Serdykova
Patent Trolls Increasingly Target Retailers Says NRF
The National Retail Federation (NRF) again urged Congress to act immediately to protect retailers from patent trolls, which are described as shadowy entities that purchase overly broad patents with the sole intention of suing...
Technology Apr 08, 2014 Jeff Miller
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NRF Urges Congress to Define Full Employment at 40 Hours Per Week
The National Retail Federation (NRF) urged Congress to pass the "Save American Workers Act," which is designed to change the Affordable Care Act’s definition of full-time employment from 30 hours to 40 hours per week. NRF sent...
Financial-Legal Apr 02, 2014 Jeff Miller
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NRF Calls on Congress to Pass Online Sales Tax, Level Playing Field for Retailers
Press Release: The National Retail Federation (NRF) today urged Congress to pass legislation that would require online and remote sellers to collect state and local sales taxes, telling a House committee that lawmakers...
Financial-Legal Mar 12, 2014 NRF
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Jewelers of America's PAC Launches Award Program
Press Release: Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the launch of the Jewelers of America Political Action Committee (JAPAC) awards. The JAPAC...
Marketing Feb 19, 2014 Jewelers of America
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Barber Salutes Tucson Gem Shows on Congressional Floor
Press Statement: Congressman Ron Barber, who represents the 2nd District of Arizona, including Tucson, issued the following speech in recognition of the Tucson Gem Show. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 60th Annual...
Marketing Feb 12, 2014 Ron Barber
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NRF Urges for Passage of Trade Promotion Authority Legislation
The National Retail Federation (NRF) called upon Congress to approve a trade promotion authority bill that would renew the president’s authority to submit trade agreements to Congress for a straight up-or-down vote without amendments. The...
Financial-Legal Jan 10, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Russian Jewellers' Guild to Host CIBJO Congress in May
CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, will hold its 2014 annual congress in Moscow, Russia from May 19 to 21, 2014, with pre-congress meetings taking place on May 17 and 18. The congress will be hosted by the...
Marketing Nov 26, 2013 Jeff Miller
Two in Five U.S. Consumers Reduce Spending as Shutdown Continues
Many U.S. consumers have reduced their spending due to the government shutdown, according to a special report conducted by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Goldman Sachs. While lower-income households, or those earning less...
Research Oct 15, 2013 Jeff Miller
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Shutting Down Confidence
The U.S. government shutdown that began on October 1 could not have come at a worse time for retailers. While the impasse continues, the all-important Thanksgiving weekend is fast approaching – a time when retailers could do with...
Retail Oct 11, 2013 Avi Krawitz
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Political Brinkmanship Sends Consumer Confidence Into Tailspin
Two of the largest retail industry trade groups, the National Retail Federation (NRF) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), had not, as of this past week, identified any clear consumer sentiment trends...
Research Oct 08, 2013 Jeff Miller
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National Associations Launch Anti-Patent Troll Campaign
In an attempt to recover from $80 billion bilked yearly by patent trolls, four associations joined forces today to launch a print and radio campaign asking Congress to stop this unethical business practice that effects many companies...
Financial-Legal Aug 29, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
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