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2011-05-18 16:49:00

International Trade Commission investigation finds up to 2.1 million US jobs at stake WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rampant intellectual property theft and restrictive indigenous innovation policies in China cost the US economy up to 2.1 million jobs, an investigation by the US International Trade Commission has found. Conducted at the request of Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and former Ranking Member, now Senior Committee Member Chuck...

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2011-02-03 10:22:04

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid replied to Republican efforts to repeal the controversial healthcare reform law, saying: "They want to replace patients' rights with insurance companies' power. They want to replace health with sickness. They want to replace the promise of tomorrow with the pain of yesterday," Reuters reports. On a party-line vote of 51-47, the Senate rejected the Republican measure to rescind the law that aims to provide more than 30 million uninsured Americans with...

2011-01-18 13:10:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. and WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VSP® Vision Care, the nation's largest HMO by membership, announced that it has appointed Cecil Swamidoss as director of federal policy. Based in Washington, D.C., Swamidoss will help develop and implement VSP's Federal lobbying efforts to ensure the company's 55 million members will retain access to stand-alone vision care services under the new national healthcare reform legislation. (Photo:...

2010-10-21 14:00:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, some 30,000 youth in the U.S. exit foster care without a connection to a permanent family. As a result, they face greater risks of homelessness, unemployment, incarceration and mental illness. About 450 of those youth each year are from the state of Iowa. What has to change to better help these vulnerable young people? (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20070116/CASEYFAMILYLOGO ) (Logo:...

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2010-09-16 10:45:00

Workers at the National Science Foundation (NSF) may still be using agency computers to view pornography on government time, according to various media reports Wednesday. In a press release distributed through the AVN Media Network, author Tom Hymes states that Grassley claims the NSF "isn't doing enough to curb illicit viewing of porn at work." "For the second time in two months, Grassley has fired off a letter to the agency, letting them know that anonymous sources within the bureaucracy...

2010-07-19 10:11:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fox Insurance Company agreed July 9 to wire $13.6 million in overdue payments for Medicare Part D prescription drug claims to the administrators of its plan - ProCare Pharmacy Benefit Management, Inc. - which is currently closing claims and beginning to process payments for claims from the period of Feb. 16-28, 2010 in order to provide long-awaited reimbursements to independent community pharmacies for providing prescription drugs to...

2010-07-19 07:15:00

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 24, 2010, the office of United States Senator Charles Grassley released a report entitled "Ghostwriting in Medical Literature" highlighting his concern "about the lack of transparency that exists in medical ghostwriting." The report rightly calls for more uniform disclosure of financial and editorial support in medical publications and more specificity in acknowledging editorial assistance. However, one heading in the report states...

2010-04-21 11:47:00

WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to newly introduced legislation from Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) extending subsidies to corn ethanol and the 54-cents per gallon tariff on imported ethanol - particularly sugarcane ethanol from Brazil - for five more years, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement. The statement should be attributed to Joel Velasco, UNICA's Chief Representative in North America. Sugarcane...

2010-03-24 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Independent Women's Voice CEO Heather Higgins today announced the launch of SomeAreMoreEqual.com, a web site designed to draw attention to the so-called "Leadership and Committee Staff Carve-Out" provision exempting key congressional staffers from some of the requirements of the health spending bill signed into law just yesterday. "In our Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote that 'All men are created equal,'" said Higgins....

2009-12-16 09:38:00

AARP Illinois Disappointed By Senate Vote Against Lower Prescription Drug Prices CHICAGO, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday night rejected an amendment to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that would help make prescription drugs more affordable by allowing for the safe and legal importation of lower priced drugs from abroad. The bipartisan amendment, endorsed by AARP and sponsored by Senators Dorgan, Snowe, McCain, Grassley and Stabenow, would have...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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