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2011-05-25 07:59:00

MIAMI, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Florida's major metropolitan regions received more than $1 billion in stimulus funding for transportation projects over the past two years as the federal money poured into the state. In a new report, the Collins Center for Public Policy examined the expenditures and the lessons that can be drawn from that spending. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100604/CCPPLOGO) Among the key observations in the report: Florida's practice of...

2010-01-01 12:35:07

To those of you who are tweeting, sexting, or just chillaxin this holiday weekend, get ready: Fifteen popular overused and misused words and phrases are being targeted by a U.S. university's annual list of terms that deserve to be banned. Each year for the past 35 years, Lake Superior State University's wordsmiths go over thousands of words nominated for the annual list that targets words commonly misused in marketing, media, technology and other areas. On the list this year phrases...

2009-06-17 08:00:00

NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Construction, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), has launched Stimulus Edge, a market intelligence product aimed at helping the construction industry's smaller manufacturers, contractors, and suppliers win their share of government stimulus project dollars. Stimulus Edge provides access to projects that are being financed under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) or that have been identified as "shovel ready" and...

2009-02-06 11:20:00

KENSINGTON, Md., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Psoriasis Cure Now," a nonprofit patient advocacy organization, has launched a micro-Web site, www.StimulateResearch.com, to help everyday Americans interested in medical research be heard in the stimulus debate that has been dominated by powerful lobbyists and special interests. The Web site allows people to write their lawmakers urging them to make biomedical research a meaningful part of any stimulus bill that emerges in the coming days....

2009-01-06 14:41:00

AWWA: Shovel-Ready Projects Would Stimulate Economy DENVER, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Water Works Association (AWWA), the authoritative resource on safe water, is urging Congress to include funding for drinking water infrastructure projects in the stimulus legislation now being considered. Today, more than $10 billion in drinking water infrastructure projects around the nation are shovel-ready and can be underway as soon as funds are committed. These projects would put...

2008-12-24 07:40:35

A debate is brewing in Washington over how green the next economic stimulus package should be, with some saying traditional jobs are more important. Work on the nation's roads and bridges that President-elect Barack Obama calls shovel-ready projects, would create more union jobs and a quicker boost to the economy than money spent on solar and wind power projects, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. If we're going to call it a stimulus package, it has to be stimulating and has to be...

Word of the Day
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.