Afternoon Coffee: Olympic Uniforms Made in China (Again), Foie Gras (Against the Law)

At least all the rowing unis are made in the USA...
U.S. Olympics Uniforms Were Made in China, and Harry Reid Is Mad -- Ralph Lauren publicized its designs for the U.S. Olympic team's opening ceremonies uniforms yesterday. They feature smart berets, neckties, and double-breasted blazers in a sailor-inspired blue-and-white ensemble with red accents. Countless online outlets have mocked them for their aura of preppy elitism and the shameless self-promotion of the oversized Ralph Lauren logo on each blazer. But U.S. lawmakers have a much bigger problem with the uniforms: every single item of clothing was made in China. "I think they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told ABC News. "If they have to wear nothing but a symbol that says USA on it, painted by hand, that is what they should wear."

The right to foie gras!
San Francisco restaurant defies California's foie gras ban -- Housed in a converted infantry barracks on a former U.S. Army base, the Presidio Social Club never attracted much attention from San Francisco's avid gourmets -- until Saturday night. That's when foie gras lovers descended on the restaurant to have their first taste of the delicacy since California imposed a ban on July 1. Animal rights activists fought for the law because they detest the way foie gras is made: farmers force-feed ducks or geese to fatten their livers. Some fans of traditional French cuisine find the ban just as hard to swallow.

Cleanin' windows...
Window Washers Enjoy Surge in Demand -- In the average apartment building clad in brick or limestone, windows can be washed from the inside, perhaps by a superintendent looking to make an extra buck. The façade is generally cleaned somewhere between every 40 years and never. But glass buildings must be washed about twice a year, lest they look as if they were covered with giant smudged thumbprints, and the windows on a towering residential building, 50, 60, even 70 stories above the ground, are far too dangerous for the casual cleaner. So as recent architectural trends around the city have spawned apartment buildings both taller and glassier than in years past, at least one profession has been made very happy.

A new platform to keep track of student loan debt?
About Those Student Loans: A Platform To Make You Worry-Free -- is a personal finance platform for organizing all your student loan debt in one place. Functioning similar to, the platform neatly paints your student loan financial picture. CEO Brendon McQueen graduated from Columbia University and was stunned to find a sclerotic job market.

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