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2010-09-22 10:54:00

Commitment made at highest levels to end child hunger NEW YORK, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joining US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheal Martin for the launch of the joint American-Irish initiative "1000 Days: Change a Life, Change the Future," Tom Arnold, CEO of the international humanitarian organization Concern Worldwide, said that, "We have the political momentum at the international level, but this has to be married to...

2010-04-27 07:00:00

HUIZHOU, China, April 27 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- NIVS IntelliMedia Technology Group, Inc. ("NIVS" or the "Company") (NYSE Amex: NIV), a consumer electronics company that designs, manufactures and sells intelligent audio and visual products, today announced that the noted economist Arthur B. Laffer has joined the Company's Board of Directors. Dr. Laffer is the founder and chairman of Laffer Associates, an institutional economic research and consulting firm, as well as Laffer Investments,...

2010-04-19 17:31:00

WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Commerce Under Secretary for Economic Affairs Rebecca Blank will hold a press conference Wednesday, April 21st at 10 a.m. to release two new reports on measuring the green economy and greenhouse gas emissions. WHO: Rebecca Blank, Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce Sandy Wiggins, President, E3 Bank Bruce Quinn, VP, Rockwell Automation Will Byrne, Executive Director, The DC Project WHAT: Press...

2010-03-16 08:30:00

ENID, Okla., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Keith Schooley, a former star financial consultant with Merrill Lynch who exposed widespread corruption at the firm prior to its collapse and acquisition by Bank of America, has been added to a prestigious publishing list in China. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100316/LA68302) Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Press (SUFEP) (www.sufep.com), with annual sales of more than 90 million RMB, has just completed translation of...

2010-01-04 10:02:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The TIAA-CREF Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the fourteenth annual TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security. George A. Akerlof, Koshland Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley and Robert J. Shiller, Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics, Yale University were recognized for their book, "Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy, and Why it Matters for...

2009-12-16 09:12:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SunGard (http://www.sungard.com) and the International Association of Financial Engineers (www.iafe.org) today announced that Richard Roll, Japan Alumni Chair in International Finance at the UCLA Anderson School, has been named the 2009 IAFE/SunGard Financial Engineer of the Year (FEOY). The award will be presented to Dr. Roll on February 4, 2010, at the New York Stock Exchange in New York City, during the IAFE/SunGard FEOY Award Gala Dinner. Commenting...

2009-12-15 08:48:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) today joins the worlds of academia and economics in mourning the passing of Paul A. Samuelson, the first American Nobel laureate in economics and widely regarded as "the Father of Modern Economics." Since 1948, McGraw-Hill has published 19 editions of Samuelson's seminal college textbook, "Economics," which was the nation's best-selling textbook for nearly 30 years. Translated into more than 40 languages,...

2009-10-12 06:00:00

CHICAGO, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, October 13, in response to national calls for an alternative to Obamacare, representatives from 33 state think tanks will announce their "patient-centered" plan for health care reform. The proposal, which is adapted from a national study by public policy specialist Art Laffer, will be described in detail, together with a Q & A, on a conference call open to the press (dial-in information is below). "President Obama and...

2009-09-02 14:18:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Prix Galien USA committee will recognize Barry R. Bloom, Ph.D., of Harvard University and Jeffrey D. Sachs, Ph.D., of Columbia University with its 2009 Pro Bono Humanum Award for bringing the best of modern biological and economic science to the poorest corners of the globe. "Barry Bloom and Jeffrey Sachs are leaders in innovation who have applied science and economics to global health problems in ways that have changed the lives of the...

2009-08-03 12:25:46

World oil supplies will pass their peak production sooner than expected, creating conditions for a global energy catastrophe, a French energy economist says. Higher crude prices brought on by sharply growing demand, coupled with a stagnation or decline in supply, could shove any recovery off-course, said Fatih Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency in Paris. Birol told The Independent that the public and many governments are ignoring reports that the oil is running out...