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00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 20: Cease Fire in Revolution

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: CEASE FIRE IN REVOLUTION Profile America — Friday, January 20th....


Jan 19, 2017, 18:46 ET Reappointment of Commissioner Michael Yaki by the U.S. House of Representatives

On January 17, the United States House of Representatives reappointed Mr. Michael Yaki as a Commissioner. Commissioners of the U.S. Commission...


Jan 19, 2017, 17:04 ET SBA Administrator Appoints New Members to Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet has named three new members for a three-year term to the Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs...


Jan 19, 2017, 17:01 ET FRC's Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin: Gen. Mattis Will Return Winning to Military Lexicon

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, former U.S. Army Delta Force commander and current Family Research Council executive vice president, made the...


Jan 19, 2017, 17:01 ET SBA Administrator Appoints New Members to Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet has named two new members for a two-year term to the Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business...


Jan 19, 2017, 16:25 ET 8 Arrested in Guinea for Illicit Sale of Antimalarial Drugs

This week, an investigation by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Inspector General (OIG) led local authorities in...


Jan 19, 2017, 16:05 ET FDA approves Trulance for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Trulance (plecanatide) for the treatment of Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) in adult...


Jan 19, 2017, 15:30 ET NASA Opens Media Accreditation for Next SpaceX Space Station Cargo Launch

Media accreditation now is open for launch of the next SpaceX commercial cargo resupply services mission to the International Space Station,...


Jan 19, 2017, 15:14 ET In "Midnight Action" NHTSA Ends Probe of Fatal Tesla Florida Crash by Accepting Company's Propaganda; Wrongly Blames Driver, Not 'Autopilot' Technology, Consumer Watchdog Says

In a last minute action by the outgoing administration, the National Highway Traffic Administration today ended its probe of the fatal crash of a...


Jan 19, 2017, 14:02 ET FDA's "The Real Cost" campaign found to be effective at preventing youth smoking

Statement of Robin Koval, CEO and President, Truth Initiative on today's news from the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that...


Jan 19, 2017, 12:49 ET STATEMENT: MAZON Dismayed by Nomination of Governor Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

Abby J. Leibman, president and CEO at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, released this statement today in response to the announcement that...


Jan 19, 2017, 11:41 ET Aspen Institute Report Sets the Communications Policy Agenda for the Next Administration

The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program (C&S) issued a new report today, Setting the Communications Policy Agenda for the Next...


Jan 19, 2017, 11:07 ET IDFA Statement on President-Elect's Nomination of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

The International Dairy Foods Association released the following statement by Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA president and CEO, on the decision by...


Jan 19, 2017, 10:57 ET Census Bureau: New 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Products Available

The U.S. Census Bureau today released the 2011-2015 Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files, 2011-2015 Variance Replicate Estimates, and Spanish...


Jan 19, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 19: Canning Process

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: CANNING PROCESS Profile America — Thursday, January 19th. Being...


Jan 18, 2017, 17:19 ET Aligning SNAP Benefits with the Dietary Guidelines Produces Nutrient Gains and Cost Savings, According to New Review from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

More than a dozen nutrition researchers are asking the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to align the recommendations for healthful...


Jan 18, 2017, 14:48 ET Acting on ACUS Recommendations, SSA Implements Major Overhaul of Disability Claim Regulations Governing Medical Evidence

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced the implementation of major changes to the rules governing administrative litigation in its...


Jan 18, 2017, 14:45 ET NASA Hosts News Conference, Interviews with Next Space Station Crew

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency), and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, who are...


Jan 18, 2017, 14:33 ET Census Bureau: Holiday Sales up 4.0 Percent Per Census Bureau Retail and Food Services Data

The U.S. Census Bureau released retail and food services sales data on January 13, 2017, that included sales for the holiday season — November and...


Jan 18, 2017, 12:00 ET Report: Review Of 25 Major Brokerage Firms And Insurance Companies Find All Posing As Fiduciaries, Misleading Consumers

Twenty-five top U.S. brokerage firms and insurance companies present their employees as trusted financial advisors putting client interests first...


Jan 18, 2017, 11:54 ET ASPCA Commends USDA for Improving Lives of Animals Raised on Organic Farms

The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) commends the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National...


Jan 18, 2017, 11:41 ET SBA Seeks Funding Proposals from Non-Profits and Local Institutions to Provide Entrepreneurship Training For Service Members, Military Spouses and Veterans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is inviting funding proposals from non-profit organizations, state, local and tribal government...


Jan 18, 2017, 11:39 ET NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally

Earth's 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the...


Jan 18, 2017, 10:33 ET Minority Business Development Agency Releases Report on Contracting Barriers Impacting Minority Firms

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency today released a new report, Contracting Barriers and Factors Affecting...


Jan 18, 2017, 09:40 ET Statement from FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D. announcing new draft guidances on medical product communications

We recognize that there is a high level of interest regarding the FDA's views on communications about medical products. We are committed to an...