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SAVING LIVES AT BIRTH

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The FINANCIAL -- The Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development announced 17 new award nominees in its fifth global call for groundbreaking solutions to protect mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours. Between July 21- 22, 2015, the 53 finalists participated in the final stage of the competition at the annual…

Key D.C. Area Transportation Projects Threatened Due to Proposed EPA Ozone Regulations

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The FINANCIAL -- The U.S. Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy today released the first in a series of new reports detailing the negative impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed ozone regulations on key transportation projects around the nation, starting with the Washington, D.C. region.…

USAID Reps to Deliver Remarks on Countering Violent Extremism

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The FINANCIAL -- U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Associate Administrator Eric Postel and Chief Strategy Officer Carla Koppell will deliver remarks at the "Women and Countering Violent Extremism: Strengthening Policy Responses and Ensuring Inclusivity" forum. The event is co-sponsored by USAID, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Institute of Peace.…

Investigative Journalists and Digital Security

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The FINANCIAL -- About two-thirds of investigative journalists surveyed (64%) believe that the U.S. government has probably collected data about their phone calls, emails or online communications, and eight-in-ten believe that being a journalist increases the likelihood that their data will be collected. Those who report on national security, foreign affairs or the federal government…

Regional Grocer Wegmans Unseats Amazon To Claim Top Corporate Reputation Ranking

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The FINANCIAL -- NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Wegmans Food Markets, a Rochester, NY-based grocer with just 85 stores and one-tenth of Amazon’s revenues, edged past the online retailer to reach the top spot for corporate reputation among the 100 most visible companies, according to the 16th annual Harris Poll Reputation Quotient (RQ) study. Ranking third…

Feeling of Alienation Among Americans Reaches Highest Point On Record

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The FINANCIAL -- New York, N.Y. -- This year's midterm elections brought a bitterly fought campaign across many states. Soon after these elections, The Harris Poll revisited a long-term trend looking at how alienated Americans feel. The results were far from promising. Americans feel more alienated than ever, as reflected in the latest Harris Poll…

FACT SHEET: Increasing Investment in U.S. Roads, Ports and Drinking Water Systems Through Innovative Financing

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The FINANCIAL -- Building a 21st-century infrastructure is a critical component of the Administration’s efforts to accelerate economic growth, expand opportunity, create jobs and improve the competitiveness of the American economy. As part of this effort, President Obama launched the Build America Investment Initiative in July 2014, calling on federal agencies to find new ways…

Senior Care Reviews on Caring.com Reveal America’s Best Assisted Living and Alzheimer’s Care Communities

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The FINANCIAL -- Today 805 assisted living and Alzheimer's care communities across the nation were named the "Caring Stars of 2015," a recognition for service excellence based on online reviews from older adults, family caregivers, and industry experts on Caring.com, one of the leading senior care websites with 2.5 million unique visitors monthly and 70,000…

Fewer Americans Cite Economy; More Prioritize a Stronger Military

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The FINANCIAL -- For the first time in five years, as many Americans cite defending the U.S. against terrorism (76%) as a top policy priority  as say that about strengthening the nation’s economy (75%). Since Barack Obama began his second term in January 2013, the economy has declined 11 points as a top priority, and improving…

Increasing Percentages of Americans Have Had Positive Outcomes from Social Media

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The FINANCIAL -- New York , N.Y. -- In today's world, social media usage appears to run rampant at times. Aside from just keeping in touch with friends and family, social media has a plethora of other uses; but while more Americans are seeing benefits from their social media usage, they are also encountering some…

57% of Americans Believe Solar Energy Will Make Major Contributions… in 15-20 Years

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The FINANCIAL -- NEW YORK , N.Y. -- Since the early 20th century, Americans have been working strenuously to harness the power of the sun and use it to supplement our dependence on fossil fuels. By 1979, solar energy was even incorporated into the White House. At the time, President Carter referred to this as "just…

Americans Weigh In on Financial “Resolutions”

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The FINANCIAL -- NEW YORK , N.Y. -- As a new year begins, one hopes to be able to look ahead with confidence and optimism. Sometimes, however, it's perhaps enough to at least reflect upon the future with a less pessimistic outlook than you did a year ago. That's where American attitudes now stand. Twenty-eight percent…

 Fitch: Strong Momentum a Plus for U.S. Credit Card ABS Entering 2015

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The FINANCIAL -- The U.S. economy has ended the year on a positive note and enters 2015 in the right direction, which will be a continued positive for U.S credit card ABS, according to the latest monthly index results from Fitch Ratings.…

With presidential and Congressional ratings still low, only one in four U.S. adults are confident America’s divided government will do what needs to be done for the country

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The FINANCIAL -- A new year is on the horizon - and with it a new U.S. Congress, with Republican majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. In the weeks since the midterms the pundits have all provided their respective two cents as to the reasoning behind the election results and what…

IDC MaturityScape Benchmark Assesses DevOps in the United States 

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The FINANCIAL -- International Data Corporation (IDC) announced a new report, IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: DevOps in the United States. The new report presents the results of IDC's 2014 DevOps MaturityScape Benchmark Survey and is a supplement to IDC MaturityScape: DevOps. Together, they provide a comprehensive overview of the IDC MaturityScape model for DevOps, which is…

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