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2013-05-20 00:21:07

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) MONDAY, MAY 20: STUMPED AT THE PUMP Profile America -- Monday, May 20th.( )Gas prices are a frequent cause for consumer complaint --but at least purchases aren't restricted, as they were beginning this month in 1942. That's when 17 states began rationing gasoline to help the war effort. By...

2012-12-12 12:25:53

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- If you were terminally ill, when would your last year of life actually begin? Proponents of Medicare rationing are tackling that question now because more than a quarter of the Medicare budget is spent on healthcare for the dying. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121212/NE28423 ) But isn't that the primary reason the money was there in the first place? Wasn't the very idea of Medicare to provide for the elderly and infirm when they no...

2012-09-27 10:20:53

Children of military families were able to start off the school year right SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Homefront, the national non-profit that provides emergency financial and other assistance to military families and Wounded service members, has completed yet another successful Back-to-School Brigade just in time for the school year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110623/DC25541LOGO) This was the sixth annual campaign by...

2012-06-27 10:32:10

"There is significant penetration by multinational processed food manufacturers such as Nestle, Kraft, PepsiCo, and Danone into food environments in low-and-middle income countries, where consumption of unhealthy commodities is reaching–and in some cases exceeding–a level presently observed in high income countries", according to international researchers writing in this week's PLoS Medicine. The authors from the UK, US, and India (led by David Stuckler from the University of...

2012-06-12 10:20:18

SAN ANTONIO, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Homefront, the national non-profit that provides emergency financial and other assistance to military families and Wounded Warriors, today announced its annual Back-to-School Brigade program to collect school supplies for military kids. Operation Homefront, and its organizations and volunteers across the nation will begin collecting donated school supplies, along with monetary donations, that they will distribute to the children...

2012-03-06 13:19:00

MCLEAN, Va., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tensions over Iran's nuclear program are pushing up global oil prices and as a result, American consumers are paying more at the gas pump than they should be otherwise. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110203/DC41745LOGO) According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average price of regular grade gasoline has jumped by 49 cents since the beginning of the year, which is 40 cents greater than the...

2011-12-15 08:00:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Valassis (NYSE: VCI), one of the nation's leading media and marketing services companies, announced today that coupon-to-card/ID functionality, delivered via its award-winning proprietary technology platform, has been extended to redplum.com where consumers can easily download coupons direct to their store card/ID good at nearly 20 regional grocery chains representing over 4,000 stores. On redplum.com, this functionality is known as "Clip-free...

2011-09-11 11:59:00

Action Will Prevent Supply Shortages HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Because extensive flooding has interrupted gasoline pipeline delivery of seasonal fuel to the western part of Pennsylvania, Governor Corbett acted quickly on Friday to request from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a temporary waiver of the low RVP (Reid Vapor Pressure) gasoline requirement in the seven-county Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley region. DEP Secretary Mike Krancer sent the...

2011-06-13 08:00:00

CAROL STREAM, Ill., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Meyercord Revenue, Inc., a SICPA company, is introducing a new excise tax stamp solution to help curtail the counterfeiting of excise tax stamps and to enable state governments to more effectively collect owed tobacco excise taxes. The next-generation, heat-transfer FUSON OASIS® system includes new overt and covert security features that correspond to the highest available security industry standards for tobacco tax stamps...

2011-04-07 00:00:26

CouponMob, a comprehensive savings portal for everyday consumer purchases, today at Daily Deal Summit unveiled its local and national group deals which combine to deliver savings to consumers in more than 160 U.S. markets. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) April 06, 2011 CouponMob, a comprehensive savings portal for everyday consumer purchases, today at Daily Deal Summit unveiled its local and national group deals which combine to deliver savings to consumers in more than 160 U.S. markets. These...