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2012-09-06 22:21:53

LONDON, September 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached: Royal Dutch Shell plc 2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes): An acquisition or disposal of voting rights An acquisition or disposal of...

2012-09-04 02:26:10

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit Halloween, North America's leading Halloween retailer and founder of the "Spirit Halloween Presidential Index," today announced a partnership with Rock the Vote, a non-profit organization dedicated to building the political power of young people. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120904/CG66611) While Rock the Vote is hard at work encouraging Americans to register to vote, Spirit Halloween is busy forecasting the...

2012-08-27 10:25:29

Advocates Call for Reform of Petition Signature Counting Process SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data released today by the Secretary of State shows a ballot measure to require health insurance companies to publicly justify rate increases should have been on the ballot this November, but was unnecessarily delayed to 2014 due to a flawed signature verification process, said Consumer Watchdog Campaign. The measure missed the deadline to qualify for the 2012...

2012-08-21 02:20:56

Data shows that 2012 could have historically low military voter participation rate WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Without immediate action, hundreds of thousands of military voters once again will have their voices silenced on Election Day, according to a new report from the Military Voter Protection Project (MVP Project) and AMVETS Legal Clinic at Chapman University. A strong majority (two-thirds) of military members will need to vote by absentee ballot in 2012,...

2012-08-20 02:25:41

MIAMI, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Friday, Paul Crespo, candidate for the Florida Republican House of Representatives, sent a formal letter to Miami Dade County State Attorney Kathy Fernandez Rundle asking for a full and immediate investigation into irregularities in the recent absentee voting process in House District 105, specifically focused on electoral precincts in the city of Sweetwater. A copy of this letter was also sent to Broward County State Attorney Michael Satz; Collier County...

2012-08-15 06:26:19

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today issued the following response to the Commonwealth Court ruling on voter identification: "Now that the court has upheld the constitutionality of the law, we can continue to focus our attention on ensuring that every Pennsylvania citizen who wants to vote has the identification necessary to make sure their vote counts.'' Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele, whose department oversees elections in...

2012-08-10 10:21:08

HOUSTON, Aug. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- True The Vote (TTV), a nonpartisan election integrity organization, today commended the Virginia State Board of Elections for its recent decision to make certain that the Commonwealth's voter rolls are accurate prior to the November General Election. "This will go a long way to improve faith in our voting system and set a good example for others to follow," True The Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said. "The Commonwealth of Virginia's...

2012-08-07 09:58:21

A study from University of Illinois economics professors demonstrates a new method to analyze the relationships among voters´ issue preferences, the candidates´ policy positions and voter behavior. Estimating the distribution of voter preferences and the extent of policy divergence between the candidates´ platforms, economics professors Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn are able to separate observed changes in voter behavior into those driven by voter radicalization versus...

2012-08-01 06:23:21

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As say-on-pay (SOP) resolutions were being voted on during the 2012 proxy season, management nominees to boards of directors of U.S. public companies faced less opposition by investors. This and other data from nearly 2,500 annual general meetings (AGMs) held between January 1 and June 30 at Russell 3000 companies are discussed in the new edition of Proxy Voting Fact Sheet--the periodic report issued by The Conference Board in collaboration with FactSet...

2012-08-01 02:24:09

TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - U.S. Silver Corporation (TSX:  USA) ("U.S. Silver" or the "Company") announced today that ISS Proxy Advisory Services (formerly Riskmetrics) ("ISS") and Glass Lewis & Co. ("Glass Lewis") have each published a report recommending that their clients vote IN FAVOUR of the combination transaction with RX Gold & Silver Inc. ("RX Gold") at U.S. Silver's upcoming shareholders' meeting scheduled to be held on Tuesday, August, 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m....