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2014-03-03 20:20:59

LONDON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Consumer Lifestyles in the US After several years of belt-tightening, US consumers appear to be getting ready to open their wallets again in light of the improving economy and rebounding house prices, both of which have boosted consumer confidence. On the other hand, many consumers continue to face obstacles, including high levels of student loan debt, a less-than-robust, albeit...

2014-03-03 08:28:23

Platform Partners Reveal a Global Relay to Inspire Feet-on-the-Ground Impact in the Philippines and Other Developing Countries Around the World BERN, Switzerland, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- mPowering Action, a first-of-its-kind worldwide movement and mobile platform designed to inspire, empower, and motivate a generation of global citizens to take positive action in the world, will unveil its flagship program, Power Your Voice, at the 11th Match Against Poverty on March 4, 2014....

2014-02-28 23:01:59

Best Buy Realty & Mortgage believes that there may never be a better time than right now to find deals in Dallas real estate. The Dallas-based realtor combines cutting-edge online technology with superior personal service to help clients take advantage of current home buying opportunities. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Best Buy Realty & Mortgage believes that there may never be a better time than right now to find deals in Dallas real estate. The Dallas-based realtor...

2014-02-27 23:03:59

Career fair connects job-seekers with disabilities and inclusive employers Wheaton, Illinois (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 AbilityLinks.org, the award-winning job-opportunity network created in 2001 to promote the hiring of people with disabilities, will host its first virtual job fair of the year beginning March 25. All job-seekers with disabilities and employers that value disability diversity are invited to participate. “AbilityLinks has hosted numerous job fairs over the last few years...

2014-02-25 23:26:51

Tens-of-thousands of Students Across the Globe Expected to Complete Post-High School Education Through Unprecedented Partnership Between Kiva.org and Vittana.org San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Today, Kiva.org and Vittana.org announced an unprecedented partnership to expand access to higher education for tens-of-thousands of poor and low-income students in developing nations. Kiva.org is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform with a mission to alleviate poverty....

2014-02-20 23:20:31

Sixteen states (Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin) are included in this 14th edition CompScope™ Medical Benchmarks study and provide detailed measures of medical prices, payments, and utilization by provider type and service group. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 The cost drivers of medical care in state workers’ compensation systems;...

2014-02-17 08:24:12

CARNEGIE, Pa., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It can be easy to forget that homelessness is a daily reality for many people. As we are preparing for our own family dinners, many others are choosing between buying food and shivering in the cold. Too often, when we see a homeless person on the streets, we want to look the other way. The unfortunate truth is that there are many more families with no housing, who remain unseen. (Logo:...

2014-02-07 16:23:29

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to an Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) analysis of the February employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), women lost 51,000 jobs on nonfarm payrolls in January, while men gained 164,000 for a net increase of 113,000 jobs. As of January, women have more than recovered all their jobs lost in the recession, while men have regained 81 percent (4.9 million) of the jobs they lost. In January,...

2014-02-04 16:30:11

Congress Cuts Food Assistance Even as Hunger Plagues More Than 1 in 9 Children WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Defense Fund strongly opposes the cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and points to its newly released The State of America's Children(®) 2014 showing more than 1 in 9 children lack access to adequate food - 23 percent higher than before the recession. With millions of poor children and families still struggling, federal...

2014-01-29 23:31:25

Reach Out and Read of Greater New York children’s literacy program expands to 200 health centers throughout New York. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 While Mayor DeBlasio and Governor Cuomo make access to preschool a priority for their administrations, hundreds of pediatricians across the region are already doing their part to prepare children for school. Through the organization Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, pediatricians empower parents to prep for kindergarten by...