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2010-07-15 09:14:00

PITTSBURGH, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal, state and city policies aimed at promoting healthy eating have traditionally focused on providing consumers with nutritional information.

2009-09-16 15:55:00

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Atlantic Council and Carnegie Mellon University, with support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will host a one-day conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 23 to examine the forces needed to renew the world economy.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.