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Sep 15, 2017, 11:38 ET Ryan Announces that Virginia Denies Alternative Market Approach for Sourcing Sales

In Corporate Executive Board v. Virginia Department of Taxation,1 the Virginia Circuit Court ("Court") found that the use of the statutory cost of...


Sep 15, 2017, 09:00 ET Experts Warn New York PSC Against Retrograde Action in Electricity

New York Public Service Commission efforts to prohibit energy service company (ESCO) sales are unsupported by fundamental economics and will harm...


Sep 15, 2017, 07:55 ET Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Other Unnatural Disasters Can Be Avoided, Says Pastor at The House of Yahweh

Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has released a new publication this week that hits on the cause of...


Sep 14, 2017, 21:09 ET CCHR Pays Tribute to Its Co-Founder, Prof. Thomas Szasz for Exposing 'The Therapeutic State'

On Sept. 8, 2012, an iconic leader in the mental health field, Professor Thomas Szasz died at age 92. He was the co-founder of the international...


Sep 14, 2017, 20:12 ET Nutrition Coalition Reacts to National Academies of Medicine Report on Broken Process Behind the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans

The Nutrition Coalition applauded a report, released today by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) on the process...


Sep 14, 2017, 20:09 ET CRN Decries Harm to Public Interest and Calls Out Significant Legal Deficiencies in Amarin Pharma Complaint against Omega-3 Companies

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association for the dietary supplement industry, today strongly urged the United...


Sep 14, 2017, 17:23 ET Advocates Slam House for Passing Spending Bill with Rider to Repeal D.C. Medical Aid-in-Dying Law

Supporters of D.C.'s Death with Dignity Act criticized the U.S. House of Representatives today for passing the 2018 D.C. Appropriations bill with a...


Sep 14, 2017, 17:15 ET Appleseed Network Calls for a Solution to the Dreamer Dilemma

The following is an open letter written by the Appleseed Network; all views expressed are theirs. The Appleseed Network Immigration Collaborative...


Sep 14, 2017, 16:39 ET Pam Patenaude Right Choice for HUD Deputy Secretary, Say Realtors®

The U.S. Senate today approved the nomination of Pam Patenaude as deputy secretary at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Following is...


Sep 14, 2017, 14:39 ET Consumer Watchdog Tells Google, Facebook Executives to Testify on Internet Law and Not Hide

Consumer Watchdog today called upon the executives of Google and Facebook to testify at a Senate hearing next week – rather than hide – and explain...


Sep 14, 2017, 14:24 ET 'DON'T CALL MY DAD THE "A" WORD,' says Jessica Hulsey Nickel, President of Addiction Policy Forum, op-ed in Washington Times

Jessica Hulsey Nickel, who testified before the Christie Commission in June and is the President of the Addiction Policy Forum, has written an...


Sep 14, 2017, 13:40 ET Teamsters Local 330 Members Reject Contract; Demand Improvements To Address Worker Retention

Members of Teamsters Local 330 that are employed by Durham School Services voted overwhelming to reject the final offer by the company on...


Sep 14, 2017, 12:36 ET Major Ad Trade Groups Release Joint Letter Outlining Deep Concerns Over Cookie-Handling Functionality of Apple's Safari 11 Browser

Six major advertising trade associations – the 4A's, American Advertising Federation, Association of National Advertisers, Data & Marketing...


Sep 14, 2017, 11:36 ET National Kidney Foundation Statement on Selena Gomez and Living Organ Donation

"On behalf of National Kidney Foundation (NKF), we would like to extend our heartfelt support to Ms. Selena Gomez as she continues on her path...


Sep 14, 2017, 11:12 ET 95 Health Groups to Philip Morris International: Stop Selling Cigarettes

The following is being issued by Action on Smoking and Health. Today, 95 organizations from around the globe published an open letter to Philip...


Sep 14, 2017, 10:50 ET Slight Decline in Child Poverty Rates Still Leaves New York 34th out of 50 States

Children's Defense Fund-New York Executive Director Naomi Post released this statement in response to the U.S. Census Bureau release of 2016 child...


Sep 14, 2017, 10:30 ET Sportsmen, Retailers, and Business Leaders Join Forces to Promote Hunting

Hunting is big business in New York. That's the message local and regional leaders representing New York's sporting and business communities are...


Sep 14, 2017, 10:25 ET Hall Voices Teamsters' Opposition To Inclusion Of Trucks In Self-driving Bill

Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Ken Hall testified yesterday at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on self-driving technology, urging for...


Sep 14, 2017, 09:30 ET The Radical (Robotic) Prostatectomy: Unsafe In Any Hands

Veteran Florida Urological Associates cancer surgeon slams the radical (robotic) prostatectomy treatment as a debilitating, profit-driven...


Sep 14, 2017, 09:11 ET FAN's Sixth International Conference on Fluoride: "When Policy is King, Science becomes a Slave."

This coming weekend (Sept 16, 17) the Fluoride Action Network (FAN) will bring together citizens and scientists from around the world, to the...


Sep 13, 2017, 18:21 ET Legislature Pulls Brown's Electric Deregulation Plan Ramrod After Public Backlash

A public backlash against Governor Brown's eleventh-hour attempt to give Western energy barons and Trump officials power over California's energy...


Sep 13, 2017, 17:18 ET Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association: Apple Phases Out PVC From Products. Why Is It Still Used in Municipal Drinking Water Projects?

The following statement was issued by Patrick Hogan, president of the Ductile Iron Pipe Research Association, regarding news that Apple has phased...


Sep 13, 2017, 17:11 ET 24 National & Local Groups Call On Congress To Delay Health Insurance Tax

Twenty-four national, state, and local organizations representing providers, community partners, and beneficiaries sent a letter to U.S. Congress...


Sep 13, 2017, 16:32 ET Consumer Watchdog Praises 21st Century Fox for Backing Amendment to Internet Law to Stop Online Sex Trafficking; Tech Firms Oracle and CoStar Group Already Support Bipartisan Measure

Consumer Watchdog today praised 21st Century Fox for joining Tech giant Oracle and CoStar Group in supporting a bipartisan Congressional effort to...


Sep 13, 2017, 16:10 ET Terrence J. Hancock Confirmed as President of Teamsters Joint Council 25

The Executive Board of Teamsters Joint Council 25, which represents more than 100,000 Teamster members across the State of Illinois and northwest...