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2011-06-22 07:11:00

Business-led Group Focuses on America's Fiscal Health WASHINGTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Committee for Economic Development (CED) has named Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of financial services firm, TIAA-CREF, as a new co-chair. Mr. Ferguson has been a CED Trustee since 2008 and is a leading business voice on economic policy. He has served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, and is a member...

2011-01-06 13:29:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "I am very supportive of both points made in the Treasury Secretary's letter. First ... the U.S. is the world's reserve currency and it is extremely important that the people who loan us money can trust us. Maintaining that trust is essential and will require the U.S. to raise its debt limit. Second ... that putting our country on a fiscally responsible path is equally as important. The implications for not doing so are enormously negative...

2010-11-01 07:59:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Several recent polls have shown how few people are well-informed on important subjects. In fact, recent Harris Polls have shown how few people know what is in the health care reform bill, commonly called Obamacare by its critics. Now, a new Harris Poll shows how many people do not know enough about major leaders in Washington to have opinions about them. Majorities of Americans do not know enough to have opinions about Defense Secretary Robert...

2010-07-26 05:05:00

WASHINGTON, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Well-respected Los Angeles developer Sonny Astani unleashes a hard-hitting ad campaign this week. The campaign takes issue with the way the world of commercial financing has reshaped itself in the wake of a weakened economy and poor decision-making on the part of the FDIC. Even more specifically the manner in which companies like Starwood Capital, TPG Capital, Perry Capital and WLR LeFrak have taken advantage of the FDIC's takeover of failed...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.