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2009-05-18 10:46:00

Pressure on White House Mounts; Scholars Question Administration's Inaction SANTA BARBARA, Calif., May 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the face of delays by President Obama on his pledge to overturn the "don't ask, don't tell" policy, a growing chorus by scholars, activists, military veterans, and the public is calling on the White House to end the ban immediately. Over the weekend, a petition was signed by over 84,000 people asking Obama to suspend the gay ban immediately and stop the...

2009-05-06 07:00:00

FUQING CITY, China, May 6 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Clean Energy Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CCGY) ("China Clean Energy" or the "Company") today announced that the construction of its Jiangyin plant is now expected to be completed in September 2009, representing a three month delay from the Company's previous estimate. The delay in the plant's construction has been due to the rainy season, as well as delays resulting from a construction accident suffered by one of the...

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2009-01-30 16:43:26

U.S. President Barack Obama will sign the digital broadcast conversion delay into law if the House of Representatives approves the bill as expected. Word of Obama's support of the bill came from White House press secretary James S. Brady during a press briefing Friday. The Senate voted on that last week and passed that delay, Brady explained. The House took the bill up under a suspension of the rules requiring two-thirds of those present supporting the bill. The bill passed with an...

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2009-01-30 14:50:00

The U.S. House of Representatives is taking a second run at delaying the long-anticipated switch from analog to digital TV broadcasts.  House members are widely expected to introduce a bill next week that would give consumers an additional four months to prepare for the transition.  If it passes, the bill goes to President Obama for final approval. House Republicans defeated a previous proposal on Wednesday. That plan would have postponed the currently mandated analog cutoff date...

2009-01-28 13:37:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt today voted against delaying the transition from analog to digital television broadcasting, recommended by the 9/11 Commission. "My vote today was primarily about public safety," Blunt said. "Every day that goes by without this transition is another day that our firefighters, policemen and EMTs cannot effectively communicate. "I'm glad the House defeated this unnecessary delay, but we need to do more to ease...

2009-01-12 10:08:44

A proposed delay in the planned February switchover to digital over-the-air television could be costly and confuse viewers, industry players say. Trade groups and some television executives say the delay could hit local TV stations with unexpected costs and hinder the efforts of electronics retailers and cable companies to win new customers, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. Consumer advocates are pushing for a delay in the switchover until Congress more fully funds a coupon program...

2008-10-06 09:00:05

Google, Yahoo delay ad partnership due to federal investigations LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Internet giants Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. have agreed to delay implementing an advertising partnership to give the United States' Department of Justice time to finish investigating the proposed deal, said the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday. The decision marks an abrupt turnaround for Google CEO Eric Schmidt, who had recently said that he planned to start supplying ads to Yahoo's search...

2008-08-13 15:00:29

Environmental groups in Florida have asked a federal judge to delay a ruling that could threaten a larger environmental deal, sources said. Thom Rumberger, an attorney for Audubon of Florida, said the $1.75 billion state buyout of U.S. Sugar in South Florida took precedent over a $700 million reservoir project environmentalists have been pushing for 20 years, the Miami Herald reported Wednesday. Environmentalists fear the $700 million water project could undermine financing for the larger...

2008-08-13 12:00:44

Steel Partners II, L.P. ("Steel Partners") today announced that the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware has denied an attempt by Point Blank Solutions, Inc. ("PBSI", Pink Sheets: PBSO) to postpone its annual meeting of stockholders. Following the Court's decision, issued in a letter dated August 12, 2008, Point Blank must hold its first meeting of shareholders in over three years on August 19, 2008. "This is a long-overdue victory for Point Blank shareholders. For the first time in...

2006-08-08 17:29:30

By Erwin Seba HOUSTON (Reuters) - Indicted former U.S. House of Representatives Republican leader Tom DeLay said on Tuesday he will not run for his former seat in Congress even though federal courts have ruled his name cannot be replaced on the November ballot. "Earlier this year I resigned from the U.S. House of Representatives and became a resident of the state of Virginia, to establish my new business, and where I now legally reside, pay taxes and vote," DeLay said in a...


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