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Nov 24, 2015, 13:19 ET

High Corporate Taxes Burdening Businesses

 Reducing the U.S. corporate income tax would draw financial capital into the United States, while increasing wages and production, according...

Nov 23, 2015, 11:05 ET

TCPI's 17th Annual Symposium To Examine How Taxes Influence Creation, Deployment And Mobility Of Capital

The Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI) announced today that its 17th Annual Tax Policy & Practice Symposium will be held Feb. 11-12, 2016, at...

Nov 17, 2015, 10:30 ET

National Food Policy Progress Report to Congress: Needs Improvement

 While its overall grades on food and farming policy have modestly improved over previous years, Congress has largely fallen short, noted the...

Nov 17, 2015, 10:18 ET

A State-Level Analysis of a Flat Income Tax

North Carolina's income tax reform in 2014 has made the state more competitive with neighboring states South Carolina and Tennessee, according to a...

Nov 10, 2015, 09:22 ET
Fixing Detroit's property tax system is critical as the city emerges from bankruptcy, Lincoln Institute report says

Detroit's Property Tax: Averting Another Disaster

 Having emerged last year from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, Detroit is still hindered in its recovery by structural flaws...

Nov 09, 2015, 08:58 ET

"Israel's Influence on America" conference March 18 at the National Press Club

The following is being released by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy: "Israel's Influence: Good or Bad for America?" is the theme...

Nov 05, 2015, 11:14 ET

To Raise Interest Rates, or To Not Raise Rates: That Isn't the Question

By dragging out their decision over whether or not to raise interest rates, the Federal Reserve is fostering economic uncertainty that puts the...

Nov 04, 2015, 10:28 ET

NGOs Call for CFL Phase Out, Urge retailers to follow IKEA's lead by ending sales

 Environmental NGOs are urging the European Commission (EC) to restrict sales of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), showing how...

Oct 21, 2015, 12:08 ET

3 Things Driving Medicare Bankrupt

The 50-year old Medicare program is not aging well; and that's not good news for seniors, according to a new report by National Center for Policy...

Oct 14, 2015, 09:25 ET

International Land Conservation Network to Launch in Berlin

 In recognition of the growing importance of private and civic land conservation around the globe, conservationists from six continents will...

Oct 08, 2015, 10:30 ET

New Report Examines U.S. Strategic Options Against Iran

The American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC), a Washington, DC-based foreign policy and national security think tank, today announced the release of...

Sep 28, 2015, 13:05 ET

PPI Releases Fourth Annual Report Ranking U.S. Companies Investing in America's Future

The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today released a new report, "U.S. Investment Heroes of 2015: Why Innovation Drives Investment," ranking the...

Sep 24, 2015, 08:55 ET
Inclusionary housing, requiring affordability in new residential development, reduces economic segregation, says Lincoln Institute report

Report: Amid rapid gentrification, inclusionary housing can reduce segregation

Inclusionary housing, a policy by which developers provide for the construction of affordable housing, can be used effectively to reduce economic...

Sep 22, 2015, 18:45 ET

Sec. Kerry Urged to Inform FDA to Conform with US Position & Minamata Convention to Reduce Amalgam

 Sixty health, consumer and environmental groups from the US and around the world recently wrote a letter urging Secretary of State John Kerry...

Sep 17, 2015, 09:06 ET

Addressing the Health and Housing Needs of Minnesota's Growing Senior Population

 Research shows that Minnesota's older adult population (those 65 years of age and older) will more than double between 2010 and 2030. And 70...

Sep 16, 2015, 17:27 ET

Women Will Not See Equal Pay with Men until 2059, One Year Longer than Previously Projected

 A fact sheet by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) uses updated data released today by the U.S. Census Bureau to chart the...

Sep 16, 2015, 11:07 ET

Is there a constitutional right to own a home or a pet? Many Americans don't know

 One American in three says that the Bill of Rights guarantees the right to own your own home, while one in four thinks that it guarantees...

Sep 08, 2015, 16:09 ET

University of Maryland Research Report Addresses Federal Acquisitions

In order to achieve acquisition reform, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) must address challenges in four areas: what is acquired (the requirements...

Sep 08, 2015, 10:41 ET

CIA releases files about Illegal weapons-grade uranium diversions from US to Israel - IRmep

The Central Intelligence Agency released 130 pages of reports, memos and other files about the 1960s diversion of weapons-grade uranium to Israel...

Sep 03, 2015, 11:44 ET
BPC Issues Iran Deal Timeline for Major Provisions

BPC Issues Iran Deal Timeline for Major Provisions

 The Bipartisan Policy Center on Thursday issued an Iran Deal Timeline which shows how key components of the agreement will look after...