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2014-08-27 08:33:39

Effort to link Marketplace Fairness Act to Internet Tax Freedom Act Renewal poses dire threat to the Internet and e-commerce WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The no-holds-barred effort in the Senate to ram through a regressive and unfair Internet sales tax regime tops NetChoice's August 2014 iAWFUL (Internet Advocates Watchlist for Ugly Laws), which tracks the gravest legislative threats to the Internet and e-commerce. While the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA)...

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2014-08-01 05:05:36

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has taken considerable time, but the widespread problem of cellphone companies allowing their customers to be victims of "cramming" charges may be coming to an end, following a new report by the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee. The report found that hundreds of millions of dollars had most likely been paid in charges which cellphone users had not authorized, after third party fees were latched onto phone bills. The third party...

2014-08-01 00:21:46

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TechAmerica, the public sector and public advocacy department of CompTIA, and 18 state tech council partners and industry groups today expressed support for passage of legislation that bans federal, state and local governments from both taxing Internet access charges and assessing multiple taxes on electronic commerce in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell....

2014-07-30 12:24:48

ARLINGTON, Va., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved draft legislation on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program administered by the Department of Homeland Security. The proposed legislation would fund the CFATS program for multiple years, providing the industry with much-needed certainty, and is similar to a House bill passed earlier this month. NACD supports both pieces of...

2014-07-29 20:20:26

ARLINGTON, Va., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations applauded the Senate for adopting a shorter term patch for the Highway Trust Fund in order to pass a long-term, well-funded highway bill sooner, rather than later and urged the House of Representatives to quickly follow suit. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/ATALOGO "ATA believes the quickly passing a long-term, well-funded highway bill is in our national interest and we...

2014-07-29 08:28:03

Ad to Air in Washington, D.C., Arizona, Nevada, and New Hampshire; Domestic Violence Survivors and Advocates From Across The Country Join Everytown in DC to Urge Congress to Close Loopholes that Allow Abusers and Stalkers to Get Guns WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Everytown for Gun Safety today released a new television and online advertisement depicting a harrowing encounter of domestic abuse and gun violence ahead of this week's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing -...

2014-07-21 23:05:02

Joseph F. Cvitkovic, Ph.D., of Jefferson Hospital, was selected by the American Psychological Association to testify on legislation that would give behavioral health facilities access to Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments. PITTSBURGH, Pa. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 An Allegheny Health Network psychologist is one of three behavioral health specialists invited by the American Psychological Association (APA) to participate as panelists in a Senate staff briefing sponsored by the Behavioral...

2014-07-15 23:00:50

IBHS applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for passing H.R. 1786, a critical windstorm bill that authorizes funding for increased research that would significantly reduce the vulnerability of homes and businesses to wind-related hazards. IBHS urges the Senate to pass this bill and Congress to take the next crucial step by appropriating money to fund this critical program. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) applauds the U.S....

2014-07-15 16:29:53

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086), or ITFA, originally introduced by Reps. Robert Goodlatte (R-Virginia) and Anna Eshoo (D-California). The House measure is similar to the legislation introduced in the Senate (S. 1431) by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) and John Thune (R-South Dakota). The following statement should be attributed to Peter Davidson, Verizon senior vice...

2014-07-15 12:26:17

The Council names Arizona legislators who 'made the grade' as supporters of technology in the 2013, 2014 sessions and endorses 2014 Arizona legislative candidates PHOENIX, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing its members a comprehensive review of Arizona legislative candidates' positions on the key issues affecting the technology industry, the Arizona Technology Council today released its 2014 Vote TechSmart guide. The biannual resource includes endorsements of candidates for the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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