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Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:52:49 EST

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FDA's "The Real Cost" campaign found to be effective at preventing youth smoking

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:02:00 EST

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Robin Koval, CEO and President, Truth Initiative on today's news from the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that finds the FDA's The Real Cost is associated with an estimated 348,398 U.S. youths ag...



STATEMENT: MAZON Dismayed by Nomination of Governor Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:49:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Abby J. Leibman, president and CEO at MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, released this statement today in response to the announcement that President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Governor Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture:...



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Aspen Institute Report Sets the Communications Policy Agenda for the Next Administration

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:41:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program (C&S) issued a new report today, Setting the Communications Policy Agenda for the Next Administration. Each year, the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program convenes...



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IDFA Statement on President-Elect's Nomination of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:07:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association released the following statement by Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA president and CEO, on the decision by President-elect Donald Trump to name former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as the Secretary...



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Census Bureau: New 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Products Available

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 10:57:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released the 2011-2015 Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files, 2011-2015 Variance Replicate Estimates, and Spanish translation will be available for the 2015 1-Year and 2011-2015 5-Year Puerto Rico...



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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 19: Canning Process

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:01:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: CANNING PROCESS Profile America — Thursday, January 19th. Being able to store and distribute food before it spoiled became easier in the young United...



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Aligning SNAP Benefits with the Dietary Guidelines Produces Nutrient Gains and Cost Savings, According to New Review from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:19:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than a dozen nutrition researchers are asking the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to align the recommendations for healthful eating, outlined in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, with Supplemental...



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Acting on ACUS Recommendations, SSA Implements Major Overhaul of Disability Claim Regulations Governing Medical Evidence

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:48:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced the implementation of major changes to the rules governing administrative litigation in its multi-billion dollar a year disability claims program, as recommended by the...



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NASA Hosts News Conference, Interviews with Next Space Station Crew

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:45:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik, Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency), and Sergey Ryazanskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, who are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station in late spring, will participate in...



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Census Bureau: Holiday Sales up 4.0 Percent Per Census Bureau Retail and Food Services Data

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:33:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 December 2016. Holiday spending for total retail and food services sales, adjusted for...



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Report: Review Of 25 Major Brokerage Firms And Insurance Companies Find All Posing As Fiduciaries, Misleading Consumers

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:00:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twenty-five top U.S. brokerage firms and insurance companies present their employees as trusted financial advisors putting client interests first even as their lobbyists argue in court that they are nothing more than commission-driven...



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ASPCA Commends USDA for Improving Lives of Animals Raised on Organic Farms

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:54:00 EST

(image) NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) commends the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Organic Program (NOP) for today finalizing a long-awaited set of animal welfare standards...



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SBA Seeks Funding Proposals from Non-Profits and Local Institutions to Provide Entrepreneurship Training For Service Members, Military Spouses and Veterans

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:41:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is inviting funding proposals from non-profit organizations, state, local and tribal government agencies, and institutions of higher learning to provide "Boots to Business" entrepreneurship...



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NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:39:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Earth's 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Globally-averaged temperatures...



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Minority Business Development Agency Releases Report on Contracting Barriers Impacting Minority Firms

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:33:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency today released a new report, Contracting Barriers and Factors Affecting Minority Business Enterprises: A Review of Existing Disparity Studies. The report, which...



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Statement from FDA Commissioner Robert Califf, M.D. announcing new draft guidances on medical product communications

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:40:00 EST

(image) SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 ongoing dialogue with industry and other stakeholders, and, when needed, providing...



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FDA and EPA issue final fish consumption advice

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:20:00 EST

(image) SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued final advice regarding fish consumption. This advice is geared toward helping women who are pregnant or may become pregnant – as...



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U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 18: A Dane Deal

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:01:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: A DANE DEAL Profile America — Wednesday, January 18th. This week in 1917, President Woodrow Wilson signed a treaty approved the preceding September...



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FRC's Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin Statement on Pres. Obama Commuting Most of Bradley Manning's Sentence

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:06:00 EST

(image) WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama announced today that he will commute most of the remaining prison sentence of Bradley Manning, the national security leaker, whose espionage put Americans at risk, and who then demanded that the U.S. Army not just...



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Reinvestment Fund Selected as National Fund Manager by USDA

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:08:00 EST

(image) PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Agriculture last week announced the selection of Reinvestment Fund to serve as the National Fund Manager for the Healthy Food Financing Initiative (HFFI). The announcement, which came from Agriculture...



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