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May 23, 2016, 12:08 ET Choice Medical Centers Said It's Sick of Having to Sue Its Insurance Carrier State Farm So Many Times For Millions It Owes and Would Rather Spend Time Treating Patients Than Insurance

 Choice Medical Centers (CMC) says the two things it wants most from State Farm are 1) stop the second-guessing about what's best for our...


May 23, 2016, 11:36 ET CharityVision & Golden Boy Promotions to Host Fight Night Featuring Oscar De La Hoya and Host of "Extra" Mario Lopez

CharityVision, a Utah-based non-profit providing medical equipment, clinics, vision screenings, eye surgeries, and training to doctors in...


May 23, 2016, 11:35 ET En pro de la salud mundial, el Tribunal de Reino Unido defiende ley de empaquetado genérico del tabaco

- En pro de la salud mundial, el Tribunal de Reino Unido defiende ley de empaquetado genérico del tabaco – estrategia innovadora que se...


May 23, 2016, 11:08 ET Bauer Demands Congressional Leaders Protect Children from Obama Social Engineering

Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer leads a coalition of pro-family advocates in calling on congressional leaders to forcefully resist the...


May 23, 2016, 10:56 ET President's Signing of New MTB Law Huge Victory for Specialty Chemical Manufacturers

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) on Friday celebrated President Obama's signing into law the American...


May 23, 2016, 09:50 ET The Sports Vote Publishes Open Letter to the New York, California and Illinois State Governments

On May 21, 2016, The Sports Vote, a campaign undertaken by The New Sports Economy Institute (NSEI), mailed a personal letter to all the state...


May 23, 2016, 07:00 ET Carl E. Berg: Stratus Has Failed To Release A Public Letter From Capretta Properties Showing Their Frustration Since Late December Trying To Buy All Stratus Assets

 Carl E. Berg, the largest shareholder of Stratus Properties Inc. (STRS: NASDAQ), is releasing a letter that shows how potential buyers of...


May 20, 2016, 17:16 ET The Sugar Association Statement on FDA's 'Added Sugars' Declaration

The Sugar Association is disappointed by the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) ruling to require an "added sugars" declaration and daily...


May 20, 2016, 16:47 ET US Foods Teamsters Escalate Labor Actions Across U.S.

Teamsters working at US Foods facilities across the country are ramping up actions against the nation's second-largest food service provider,...


May 20, 2016, 16:44 ET USW Lauds ITC Decision on Steel Cut-to-Length Plate

United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement today after the U.S. International Trade...


May 20, 2016, 16:29 ET Beyond Pesticides Takes on Pollinator Decline, Pesticide Use, Genetic Engineered Crops, Chemical Industry Deception, Future Actions to Protect Health at Nader Conference in DC

 At the Breaking Through Power (www.breakingthroughpower.org) conference, May 23, Beyond Pesticides' executive director, Jay Feldman, will...


May 20, 2016, 15:54 ET USW Blasts Trump's Posture as a Worker-Friendly Candidate

The United Steelworkers (USW) International released the following statement today regarding the 2016 presidential race: Attempts by Donald Trump...


May 20, 2016, 15:30 ET C-TAC Applauds Introduction of the Bipartisan Compassionate Care Act of 2016

 Today, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the Compassionate Care Act (S. 2961) -- bipartisan...


May 20, 2016, 15:23 ET American Legion Expresses Mixed Review for Proposed VA Budget

The American Legion shared discontentment for the House's proposed 2017 Military Construction-VA (MILCON-VA) appropriations bill, while praising...


May 20, 2016, 13:48 ET NGAUS: Scheduled 60 Minutes Story May Finally Shine Light on Army's Runaway G-RAP Probe

 The National Guard Association of the United States today released the following statement by retired Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett, the...


May 20, 2016, 12:53 ET AJC: Methodist Conference Rejects Israel Divestment, But Fails to Confront Anti-Semitism

 Notwithstanding prior United Methodist Church (UMC) rejections of anti-Semitism, AJC is deeply concerned that the Church's General Conference...


May 20, 2016, 12:32 ET Ralph Nader Presents: Breaking Through Power: A Historic Civic Mobilization

 Celebrating the 50th anniversary year of Ralph Nader's book Unsafe at Any Speed, the Center for Study of Responsive Law announces four days of...


May 20, 2016, 12:31 ET Teamsters Continue Nationwide Protests Against Chipotle Restaurants

 For the second time in a month, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters protested at Chipotle locations nationwide this week to demand that...


May 20, 2016, 12:29 ET Statement on International Trade Commission Report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

 The International Dairy Foods Association today released the following statement in response to the International Trade Commission (ITC)...


May 20, 2016, 11:38 ET Teamsters At Columbus Distributing Company Ratify Contract

 Over 100 members of Teamsters Local 284 employed by Columbus Distributing Company have ratified a new collective bargaining agreement. The...


May 20, 2016, 11:33 ET Sieg für weltweite Gesundheit - Oberstes Zivilgericht des Vereinigten Königreichs bestätigt Gesetz zu schlichten Verpackungen für Zigaretten und Tabak - Innovative Strategie aus Australien kommt auch nach Europa

WASHINGTON, 20. Mai 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Die folgende Erklärung stammt von Matthew L. Myers, Präsident der Campaign for...


May 20, 2016, 11:11 ET Leading Kidney Patient Group Files Discrimination Complaint with Office of Civil Rights, Cites Blue Cross Idaho for Dumping Low-Income Individuals Because of Their Disease

 On behalf of kidney patients nationally, Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) today filed a legal complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and...


May 20, 2016, 10:57 ET California Zero Emissions Demonstration Project Includes Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Trucks

New diesel technology will be part of a $23.6 million zero-emission transportation test program in California for emerging commercial vehicle...


May 20, 2016, 09:42 ET Small Businesses in Low-Wealth Communities Create $1.87 Trillion in Annual Revenue, Yet Often Lack Access to Credit and Technical Assistance, says the Association for Enterprise Opportunity

 The Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) today released a report affirming the financial stake that Main Street and neighborhood...


May 20, 2016, 09:39 ET CFIF: "Revised" Puerto Rico Legislation Still a Bailout on the Backs of Savers and Retirees

Yesterday, Representatives Sean Duffy, Rob Bishop and Jim Sensenbrenner introduced a "revised" version of the "Puerto Rico Oversight, Management,...