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Nov 01, 2012, 09:15 ET
Sizing Up Snack Foods: This graphic compares what snacks are currently sold in U.S. schools to what could be sold under updated nutrition standards.  (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

When It Comes To Healthy Snacks, Many Schools Do Not Make The Grade

In All But One State, Fewer Than Half of Secondary Schools Sold Fruits or Vegetables as Snacks in 2010 The majority of our nation's...

Sep 12, 2012, 14:35 ET

Virtual Back To School Night: The School Day Just Got Healthier!

Join the conversation about new school meal standards What:   The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently updated the nutrition...

Sep 06, 2012, 08:02 ET
According to a new report released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, general purpose reloadable prepaid cards can be used as an alternative to traditional checking accounts, but come with added risks. Pew reviewed 52 prepaid cards that cover at least 75 percent of the market in 2011 and found that their varying fee structures make comparison shopping very difficult because most products have 7 to 15 individual fees to consider.  (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Pew Finds Reloadable Prepaid Cards Risky Option for Consumers Compared to Checking Accounts

According to a new report released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, general purpose reloadable (GPR) prepaid cards – used to make purchases,...

Aug 30, 2012, 12:10 ET

Pew Applauds Executive Order to Increase Industrial Energy Efficiency

Phyllis Cuttino, director of the Pew Clean Energy Program, issued the following statement in reaction to President Obama's executive order aimed at...

Aug 29, 2012, 08:02 ET

Five of the Top 12 Biggest Banks Adopt Pew's Consumer-Friendly Summary of Checking Terms & Fees

 Bank of America is among the latest banks to announce they will voluntarily adopt Pew's disclosure summary for checking...

Jul 25, 2012, 10:25 ET
Subsidyscope charts analyze federal spending types and magnitudes across nine economic sectors.  (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

As Congress Debates Cutting Deficit, Pew Releases New Comparative Charts on Federal Subsidies

Subsidyscope Charts Analyze Major Spending Types in Nine Economic Sectors  As Congress considers ways to cut the deficit, Pew's...

Jul 18, 2012, 18:23 ET
The Pew Charitable Trusts establishes a new understanding of borrowers and their needs in the report, "Payday Lending in America: Who Borrows, Where They Borrow, and Why.".  (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Nationwide Pew Survey Challenges Conventional Wisdom on Payday Loans

12 Million Americans Use Payday Loans Annually Americans spend $7.4 billion per year on payday loans, including an average of $520 in...

Jul 17, 2012, 09:51 ET

Citibank Adopts Pew's Summary of Checking Account Terms & Fees

Pew Commends Citibank and Town and Country Bank for Increasing Transparency for Consumers  Citibank is the third major bank to...

Jul 10, 2012, 11:46 ET

Pew Finds Most Americans Have Greater Income than Their Parents, But Little Movement Up and Down the Economic Ladder

Pursuing the American Dream: Economic Mobility Across Generations, the latest research from The Pew Charitable Trusts, shows opportunity is not the...

Jun 26, 2012, 17:29 ET

Pew Commends U.S. Congress for Passing FDA User Fee Legislation

 The U.S. Senate today joined the House in passing the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (S. 3187), a bill to support the...

Jun 14, 2012, 11:00 ET

Top Young Latin American Scientists Named Pew Biomedical Fellows

Ten young researchers were named Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences today by The Pew Charitable Trusts.  For...

Jun 14, 2012, 11:00 ET

Jovens cientistas notáveis da América Latina são nomeados Bolsistas Pew na Área Biomédica

Dez jovens pesquisadores foram hoje nomeados Bolsistas Pew Latino-Americanos na área de Ciências Biomédicas pelo The Pew Charitable...

Jun 14, 2012, 11:00 ET

Destacados científicos jóvenes de Latinoamérica fueron nombrados Becarios Pew en Ciencias Biomédicas 2012

En el día de hoy, diez jóvenes investigadores han sido nombrados Becarios Latinoamericanos Pew en Ciencias Biomédicas por The Pew...

Jun 14, 2012, 08:30 ET

22 of America's Most Promising Scientists Selected as Pew Biomedical Scholars

Twenty-two of the nation's most innovative young researchers were named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts today....

Jun 14, 2012, 08:30 ET

Top Young Latin American Scientists Named Pew Biomedical Fellows

Ten young researchers were named Pew Latin American Fellows in the Biomedical Sciences today by The Pew Charitable Trusts. For...

Jun 08, 2012, 09:04 ET

Pew Finds Consumers Subject to Unclear Policies, Leading to Unnecessary Costs When Navigating Checking Accounts

The Pew Safe Checking in the Electronic Age Project released Still Risky: An Update on the Safety and Transparency of Checking Accounts today, a...

Jun 01, 2012, 00:01 ET

Pew: Localities Squeezed by Reduction in State Aid and Property Taxes, Growing Demand for Services

While states slowly rebound from the Great Recession, many local governments are struggling with unprecedented fiscal challenges. For the first...

May 10, 2012, 11:18 ET
Pew's Economic Mobility Project State-by-State Analysis shows that it matters where you live when it comes to climbing the earnings ladder.  (PRNewsFoto/The Pew Charitable Trusts)

Pew Finds States in Mideast & New England Have Better Economic Mobility Than National Average; States in South Have Worse

First Ever Analysis of State Level Economic Mobility  Economic Mobility of the States, released today by Pew's Economic Mobility...

Apr 13, 2012, 02:16 ET

L'Italia ha raccolto 28 miliardi di dollari in investimenti per l'energia pulita e rientra nei mercati del solare più brillanti al mondo

-- Rapporto Pew: Nel 2011 gli investimenti nel settore hanno raggiunto la cifra record di 263 miliardi di dollari L'Italia ha continuato a...

Apr 12, 2012, 13:42 ET

Deutschland liegt Weltweit mit 30,6 Milliarden Dollar in Sauberer Energie Investitionen auf Platz Drei

- Pew Studie: Weltweite Investition in der Industrie erreichen in 2011 Rekordwert von 263 Milliarden Dollar. Deutschland führt die Welt mit...