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Jul 27, 2015, 15:55 ET
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BPC Releases Bold Recommendations to Advance Medical Innovation, Help Cure Life-Threatening Diseases, and Improve U.S. Competitiveness in the Global Marketplace

Today there are 10,000 known diseases in the United States, but only 500 have established treatments. Life-threatening diseases such as...

Jul 27, 2015, 07:57 ET

Poll: Most Americans oppose compensating Israel for Iran nuclear deal

The following is being released by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy: An overwhelming majority of Americans oppose providing any...

Jul 22, 2015, 11:21 ET
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Overtaxing Corporations Bad for Business, Workers

Raising U.S. corporate tax rates purely to generate tax revenue discourages investment, shrinks the economy, and hurts workers, according to a new...

Jul 17, 2015, 10:08 ET
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Dr. Alice M. Rivlin and Senator Pete V. Domenici Release Recommendations to Overhaul the Congressional Budget Process

 The following is being released by the Bipartisan Policy Center: Calling the current congressional budget process "broken and in need of...

Jul 14, 2015, 11:00 ET

The "R" word (recession), labour markets and Canada's surprisingly low unemployment rate - Report

CALGARY, July 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Labour markets in Canada are complicated.  Employment patterns vary greatly by age, by region and according to...

Jul 10, 2015, 13:52 ET

Media Advisory - The "R" word (recession), labour markets and Canada's surprisingly low unemployment rate - Report

CALGARY, July 10, 2015 /CNW/ - Labour markets in Canada are complicated.  Employment patterns vary greatly by age, by region and...

Jul 09, 2015, 11:05 ET
Zoning Rules! A new book published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy looks at the past and future of local land use regulation

New Lincoln Institute Book Reveals Past and Future of Zoning

Zoning has an honorable history but is being over-used by local communities to block new housing development in ways that exacerbate sprawl and...

Jun 23, 2015, 08:00 ET
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Majority Of Iranian Public Approves Pursuing Agreement On Nuclear Program

 In a new survey of the Iranian public, a solid majority supports pursuing a deal on Iran's nuclear program. When presented a summary of key...

Jun 18, 2015, 11:00 ET

The School of Public Policy and CIRANO Launch Ambitious Research Effort to Gauge Feasibility of a "Northern Corridor" - Multi-Purpose Northern Right-of-Way for Resource Exports

CALGARY, June 18, 2015 /CNW/ - The School of Public Policy and CIRANO are pleased to announce that they are undertaking a major research project...

Jun 08, 2015, 07:50 ET

Poll: Israel's nuclear weapons program should be acknowledged and inspected

The following is being released by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy: Nearly 65 percent of Americans believe Israel's clandestine...

May 28, 2015, 12:30 ET
BPC Recommends Ways to Unlock the Power of Prevention to Improve America's Health Outcomes and Lower Costs

BPC Recommends Ways to Unlock the Power of Prevention to Improve America's Health Outcomes and Lower Costs

Today, Americans spend twice as much on health care as citizens of other developed nations, yet we have shorter life expectancies and higher rates...

May 28, 2015, 10:30 ET
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Louis Bacon, Lee C. Bollinger and Alan Gilbert Honored with Foreign Policy Association Medals

The Foreign Policy Association (FPA) held its annual dinner on May 21, 2015 where it presented three distinguished honorees with the...

May 26, 2015, 14:50 ET
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy released its annual 50-state property tax comparison study, done in partnership with the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence.

Lincoln Institute Study Compares Property Tax in 50 States

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy released the annual 50-State Property Tax Comparison Study, a comprehensive analysis of effective...

May 26, 2015, 14:05 ET
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BPC to Release Recommendations on Prevention Strategies to Improve America's Health and Lower Health Care Costs

 Preventable chronic diseases now affect half the U.S. adult population and account...

May 20, 2015, 08:52 ET

New York, California, and D.C., Receive the Highest Grades on New Work & Family Index

Two new reports in the Status of Women in the States: 2015 series, published by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), find that...

May 14, 2015, 11:00 ET

Contrary to What Politicians in Resource Rich Provinces Tell You, Debt is Caused by Public Policy, Not Drops in Resource Prices - Report

CALGARY, May 14, 2015 /CNW/ - Governments in provinces relying on natural resource commodities for significant amounts of revenue face the distinct...

May 07, 2015, 12:58 ET

In Almost Every U.S. State, Women Are More Likely to Experience Poor Mental Health, but Less Likely to Die from Heart Disease and Breast Cancer, than a Decade Ago

 New data released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), as part of its Status of Women in the States: 2015 series,...

May 07, 2015, 09:21 ET
Cities have increased reliance on fees and user charges to patch together budgets, a Lincoln Institute analysis shows

Cities Increasing Reliance on Fees as Other Revenues Fall, Lincoln Institute Analysis Shows

 Cities continuing to struggle with finances have been increasingly relying on user charges and fees, according to an analysis of freshly...

May 01, 2015, 00:01 ET

Toxic Chemicals in Clothing, Cookware, Food Packaging and Other Everyday Products

 "Stain-resistant, Nonstick, Waterproof and Lethal" is how journalist Callie Lyons refers to a chemical called C8 found in the bodies of nearly...

Apr 30, 2015, 12:58 ET
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NCPA Forms Economic Taskforce to Analyze 2008 Crash

 The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) today launched the Financial Crisis Initiative, a coalition of top economic experts who will...