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2014-08-21 12:27:21

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Median net worth increased between 2000 and 2011 for households in the top two quintiles of the net worth distribution (the wealthiest 40 percent), while declining for those in the lower three quintiles (the bottom 60 percent), according to new statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The result was a widening wealth gap between those at the top and those in the middle and bottom of the net worth distribution. Each...

2014-08-21 12:26:13

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2014 Sinquefield Cup will be the highest-rated tournament in the history of chess, bringing six of the world's top-nine Grandmasters together at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL). Last year, the inaugural super-tournament thrilled spectators as the strongest chess competition ever held on U.S. soil. For its 2014 encore, beginning August 27 to September 7, the tournament will be the strongest ever held on earth,...

2014-08-21 12:26:00

Abuse-Resistant Drugs, along with Rehabilitation and Regulation Seen as Essential CINCINNATI, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventy-one percent of Americans believe the abuse of strong prescription pain medications such as OxyContin is a serious public health and safety issue in the United States, according to findings from a survey released today by Repass & Partners, a Cincinnati based research firm. "Americans understand the severity of the prescription medication abuse...

2014-08-21 12:23:48

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com), the world's leading integrated exploration drilling services, equipment and performance tooling provider, has been awarded a contract on August 1, 2014 for drilling services at the Magnum NGLs (Natural Gas Liquids) Storage Project at central Utah's Western Energy Hub. Magnum is building the first underground salt cavern NGLs storage facility in the Rocky Mountain region at the site, located 10 miles...

2014-08-21 12:23:43

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "The US will never run out of oil and natural gas. NEVER. Same goes for the rest of the world. Won't happen." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140821/138400 That's the startling forecast by Dallas-based oil and gas executive Chris Faulkner in his new book, THE FRACKING TRUTH, available now from publisher Platform Press. (ISBN: 978-0-9850703-7-3 $21.95 Cloth/Dust Jacket 6" x 9" (192 pages) Illustrations) Faulkner, who consults with...

2014-08-21 12:22:25

Enlisting Veterans to Join its Ranks One of Several Initiatives in Support of Service Members ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise Holdings announced today that it has added more than 4,000 military veterans to its staff since joining the 100,000 Jobs Mission coalition in 2012. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120412/CG86494LOGO The 100,000 Jobs Mission brings together companies committed to hiring U.S. military veterans and military spouses. Enterprise...

2014-08-21 12:21:59

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), one of the leading worldwide providers of electronics manufacturing services (EMS), today announced it has established a sales presence in metropolitan Detroit to better serve automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in North America. As a top 10 global automotive EMS provider, IMI is opening the Detroit office as its first focused effort on serving the U.S. automotive and truck...

2014-08-21 12:21:44

200,000 Free Downloads of Maroon5's "Animals" Available Now Exclusively at Kia.com/KiaSoul Before Song Makes iTunes Debut IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Since bursting on the scene in 2009 as "a new way to roll," the funky Soul urban passenger vehicle - and an accompanying trio of music-loving hamsters - has become a genuine phenomenon, with U.S. sales of the iconic people mover increasing every year. Now, with "geek chic" newly added to the dictionary, the latest...

changing rangelands
2014-08-21 03:15:30

Sandy Leander, ASU School of Life Sciences Half of the Earth’s land mass is made up of rangelands, which include grasslands and savannas, yet they are being transformed at an alarming rate. Woody plants, such as trees and shrubs, are moving in and taking over, leading to a loss of critical habitat and causing a drastic change in the ability of ecosystems to produce food – specifically meat. Researchers with Arizona State University’s School of Life Sciences led an investigation...

2014-08-21 08:30:13

TEL AVIV, Israel, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New Call for Proposals announced by the BIRD Foundation, in cooperation with the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Israel Ministry of Economy, Office of the Chief Scientist. Research and development topics within the scope of this call include but are not limited to: - Agro-Tech - Cleantech and Environment - Communications...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus Couchii
2014-08-05 09:20:52

The Couch’s Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus couchii, is a species of North American spade foot toad. The specific nickname couchii honors an American naturalist Darius Nash Couch, who gathered the first specimen while on a personal expedition to northern Mexico to collect mineral, plant, and animal specimens for the Smithsonian Institution. It is endemic to the southwestern United States, the Baja Peninsula, and northern Mexico. They can be found throughout the Sonoran Desert, which consists...

Sawtooth National Forest
2014-07-31 09:07:15

Sawtooth National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Idaho. It contains 2,102,461 acres of protected land that is separated into four sections known as the Fairfield Ranger District, the Minidoka Ranger District, the Ketchum Ranger District, and the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. The area was first designated as the Sawtooth Forest Reserve by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, but was given its current name and status after several land additions,...

San Bernardino National Forest
2014-07-31 08:53:16

San Bernardino National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. This forest encompasses 823,816 acres of protected land, which is divided into two separate areas by mountain ranges known as the San Bernardino Mountains located in the east and the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains located in the north. This forest holds eight designated wilderness areas, some of which overlap into Angeles National Forest, including Cucamonga Wilderness, San...

Brangus Cattle
2014-07-12 11:06:20

The Brangus is a breed of beef cattle that originated in 1912 in the United States. It was developed by crossing the Angus cattle and Brahman cattle by the Brangus organization that was formed in 1949. The early development of the Brangus was achieved by the USDA at their Experiment Station in Jeanerette, Louisiana. The intent of the Brangus was to have a desirable beef cattle with the natural ability to thrive in adverse conditions from the Brahman. During the 1930s experimental breeding...

Nez Perce Horse
2014-06-19 13:22:49

The Nez Perce is a breed of horse of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho, United States. In 1995, the Nez Perce Horse Registry was formed to re-establish the selective breeding of the Appaloosa that was destroyed in the 1800s. The program is based in Lapwai, Idaho and crosses the Appaloosa and a Central Asian breed, the Akhai-Teke. The Akhai-Teke is an ancient breed originating near Afghanistan. The have metallic coats and posses great endurance. Mixed with the Appaloosa horse, the Nez Perce...

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Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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