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Published: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:44:00 EDT

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Bechtel Selected to Help Radioactive Waste Cleanup at South Carolina Site

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:28:00 EDT

(image) RESTON, Va., Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, construction, and project management, has been selected as part of a joint venture to provide liquid waste services at a U.S. Department of Energy site in South Carolina. The Savannah River...



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NASA Missions Catch First Light from a Gravitational-Wave Event

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:52:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra....



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National Press Club Joins Letter to FCC After Trump Threats

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:13:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club and the NPC Journalism Institute have joined with other news groups in urging the Federal Communications Commission to defend the First Amendment against presidential pressure. President Donald Trump last...



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ESOP Association Welcomes Nomination of Preston Rutledge to Head EBSA

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:45:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ESOP Association is encouraged to learn that Preston Rutledge has been nominated as the Assistant Secretary for the Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA). If his nomination is approved, The...



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Leading Animal Protection Groups Urge USDA to Stop Practice That Keeps Animal Abusers in Business

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:08:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) are calling on the U.S. Department...



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NABTU President Sean McGarvey Named to DOL Apprenticeship Task Force

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:03:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NABTU President Sean McGarvey was today appointed by US Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta to serve on the department's newly conceived Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. The Task Force is an outgrowth of an Executive Order...



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Einstein Researchers Share $9 Million Grant to Find Anti-Aging Therapies

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:27:00 EDT

(image) BRONX, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists now believe that the Fountain of Youth flows from our genes, or at least from the genes of people who live healthy lives to age 100 or later. To discover what's special about the genes of these centenarians—and apply that...



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Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts Releases Statement On Trump Administration's Recent Actions Related To Health Care

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:00:00 EDT

(image) BOSTON, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to recent health care actions announced by the Trump administration, Andrew Dreyfus, President & CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, released the following statement: "We are deeply concerned that the Adminis...



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FDA clears new robotically-assisted surgical device for adult patients

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:39:00 EDT

(image) SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the Senhance System, a new robotically-assisted surgical device (RASD) that can help facilitate minimally invasive surgery. "Minimally invasive surgery helps reduce...



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SBA Lending Activity in FY17 Shows Consistent Growth

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:41:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced fiscal year 2017 lending numbers showing increasing loan levels in small business lending through the 7(a) and 504 loan programs, as well as increases in lending to women, veterans...



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Declaración de Stacey D. Stewart, presidente de March of Dimes, sobre la decisión de poner fin a las subvenciones de costo compartido para el mercado individual

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:39:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, 13 de octubre de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- March of Dimes publicó la siguiente declaración de su presidente Stacey D. Stewart tras el anuncio de hoy de que el Presidente Trump ha decidido no emitir subsidios de costo compartido a las aseguradoras que operan en el...



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FTC, State Law Enforcement Partners Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Student Loan Debt Relief Scams

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:16:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission, along with 11 states and the District of Columbia, today announced "Operation Game of Loans," the first coordinated federal-state law enforcement initiative targeting deceptive student loan debt relief...



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California dietary supplement maker, Custompax prohibited from manufacturing

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:14:00 EDT

(image) SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A California dietary supplement manufacturer recently was ordered by a federal court to stop selling its products until the company comes into compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's dietary supplement...



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American Diabetes Association Speaks Out Against Presidential Executive Order Regarding Health Care Coverage

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:51:00 EDT

(image) ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Speaking out on behalf of more than 30 million Americans living with diabetes, the American Diabetes Association is extremely concerned with the executive order issued yesterday by the President, which encourages expanded access to...



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Statement of Stacey D. Stewart, President, March of Dimes on the Decision to End Cost-Sharing Subsidies for the Individual Market

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:57:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes released the following statement from President Stacey D. Stewart on today's announcement that President Trump has decided not to issue cost-sharing subsidies to insurers operating in the individual marketplace, as...



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NASA Makes Selection for Headquarters Operational Support Services Contract

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:59:00 EDT

(image) GREENBELT, Md., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected LinTech-Beacon, LLC for award of the contract for Headquarters (HQs) Operational Support Services (HOSS) in Washington at NASA Headquarters in support of the agency's Headquarters Operations, Facilities and...



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ATA Applauds White House Announcement on Association Health Plans

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:27:00 EDT

(image) ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Trucking Associations praised President Trump for signing an executive order allowing individuals to purchase health insurance through association health plans. "After laying out the case for how tax reform...



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FDA clears first 7T magnetic resonance imaging device

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:18:00 EDT

(image) SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the first seven tesla (7T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device, more than doubling the static magnetic field strength available for use in the United States. The Magnetom...



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Global Genes® and FDA to Co-Sponsor FREE Rare Disease Public Workshop October 30

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:01:00 EDT

(image) ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Global Genes®, one of the world's leading rare disease patient advocacy organizations, is proud to announce a partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) to...



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More Than 70 Groups Oppose Bill Removing Gun Silencers, Armor-piercing Bullets, Other Devices From ATF, National Firearms Act Oversight

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:14:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of the shootings in Las Vegas, the Brady Campaign, the Center for Biological Diversity and 71 other organizations sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives today opposing a bill that would scrap existing...



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