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A new report that was funded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota reveals the impacts of health inequities in the state.

As part of "Operation: Stop Scams", AARP Alabama holds free, educational events.

AARP leaders and activists in Iowa continue to urge passage of the "CARE Act" this year.

AARP Illinois again urges elected officials to permanently fix the state's budget and fiscal issues.

New poll results from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota show that the state has a "generations gap"--when it comes to opinions on health.

On behalf of Pfizer, a Texas doctor discusses why it's important for all children to be fully vaccinated--including against "invasive pneumococcal disease".  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

On behalf of Pfizer, a California doctor discusses why it's important for all children to be fully vaccinated--including against "invasive pneumococcal disease".  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

AARP Alabama is involved with a new guide that helps the state's family caregivers navigate financial questions.

The chief economist of the American Petroleum Institute (API) discusses the "State of American Energy".

The Quitplan Services program offers New Year's tips to help make it easier for Minnesotans to successfully quit smoking.

AARP Kentucky's new volunteer state president discusses some of its current priorities.

The New Jersey Petroleum Council (NJPC) urges lawmakers to protect consumers by rejecting "unfair" subsidies for nuclear plants.

AARP Mississippi helps consumers avoid falling for scams during the holidays.

To accelerate reductions in methane and "volatile organic compounds", America's natural-gas and oil industry--including the American Petroleum Institute (API)--launches "The Environmental Partnership".

A scientific adviser with the American Petroleum Institute (API) discusses how the natural-gas and oil industry continues to provide significant health, safety, and environmental benefits.

HNTB believes that local officials who are dealing with the aftereffects of Hurricane Harvey should be trying to lessen the potential for future damage from floodwaters.

Utilities United Against Scams' second-annual "Utility Scam Awareness Day" (Wednesday, November 15th) aims to help individuals learn how to spot suspicious behavior.

AARP Mississippi is involved with a new campaign to warn veterans about scams and fraud schemes.

AARP Utah reminds everyone about their rights under the state's "Patient-Designated Caregiver Rule".

AMVETS reminds everyone about the importance of completing the "National Desert Storm War Memorial".

According to the Northwest Gas Association (NWGA), natural gas continues to provide plentiful, clean, and affordable energy.

AARP Alabama and AARP Mississippi both remind family caregivers to be mindful of their own health.

The Leapfrog Group releases its national "Hospital Safety Grade" report for Fall 2017.

The latest survey from the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) finds that, even though American investors are more confident now in U.S. markets than at any time in over a decade, they're also closely watching political issues--including tax reform.

AARP Alabama offers free advice during Medicare's open-enrollment period.

Listen to statements from many of the recipients of the 2017 National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) "Hero of the Year" awards--which were presented on Wednesday, October 4th, in Washington, D.C.

Easterseals Southern California teams up with Baker's Drive-Thru for this year's "Safe Halloween" campaign.

The leaders of API New York and the Minnesota Petroleum Council (MPC)/Wisconsin Petroleum Council (WPC) discuss natural gas and oil's major contributions to their state's economies.

After Hurricane Irma, ServiceMaster Restore is helping home- and business-owners get through the restoration process.

The American Petroleum Institute (API) says that--despite the impacts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma--the energy industry is focused on making sure that fuel supplies remain high.  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

The American Petroleum Institute (API) discusses the industry's response to Hurricane Harvey--and the storm's impact on supplies.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota launches the "Reverse It" campaign to help identify prediabetes risks.

On behalf of Pfizer, a Florida pediatrician discusses why it's important for all children to be fully vaccinated.  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

After Hurricane Harvey, ServiceMaster Restore is helping home- and business-owners get through the restoration process.

According to American Home Shield (AHS), homeowners and others who could be affected by Hurricane Harvey should remember to keep electrical safety in mind.

The Coalition for Future Mobility urges Congress to pass a bill on self-driving vehicles.

The Virginia Petroleum Council (VPC), the North Carolina Petroleum Council (NCPC), and API South Carolina all believe that developing energy resources in the Atlantic could bring more economic benefits to their states.

The customer-engagement company Alorica aims to hire 200 employees in Green Tree, Penna.

On behalf of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, members of Congress urge parents and caregivers to avoid leaving kids alone in hot cars.

The customer-engagement company Alorica aims to hire 360 employees in Magna, Utah.

Listen to statements from many of those participating in the American Sugar Alliance's 34th-annual International Sweetener Symposium--which is being held August 4th-9th in San Diego.

Actress and model Nichole Galicia discusses how her nonprofit--The Orchid Foundation--mentors underserved high-school girls who excel in academic or extracurricular pursuits.

In the wake of Gov. Cooper's announcement, the North Carolina Petroleum Council (NCPC) says that opposing offshore energy development hurts workers, consumers, and businesses.

On behalf of Pfizer and the Cook County Physicians Association, a Chicagoland pediatrician discusses why it's important for all children to be fully vaccinated.

In light of recent global attacks, VIPRE Security believes that protecting systems against ransomware is becoming even more important.

John Stamos and Trace Adkins both discuss the 2017 edition of "A Capitol Fourth"--which will air on PBS on Tuesday, July 4th.

During "Elder Abuse Awareness Month" (June), AARP Alabama urges everyone to understand its signs.

According to the American Petroleum Institute (API), America's "energy renaissance" is helping consumers enjoy low fuel prices and cleaner air.

Joe Mantegna, Laurence Fishburne, and Vanessa Williams all discuss this year's "National Memorial Day Concert"--which will air on PBS on Sunday, May 28th.

For Memorial Day, shoppers at Albertsons, Vons, and Pavilions can donate to Easterseals Southern California's "Bob Hope Veterans Support Program".

A new report from the American Petroleum Institute (API) shows that America's natural-gas and oil infrastructure could support over a million jobs; various officials with API's state divisions discuss the potential local impacts.

The customer-engagement company Alorica aims to hire 200 employees in Sarasota.

As summer approaches, Orkin and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) remind people to be vigilant about ticks.

AARP Pennsylvania discusses how the state's "CARE Act" is about to officially take effect.

The customer-engagement company Alorica aims to hire 350 employees in Fredericksburg, Va.

A new poll from the American Petroleum Institute (API) finds that consumers are concerned about the ethanol mandate's potentially increasing costs.

AARP Georgia opposes a voucher system for Medicare and "age rating" for insurance.

Five years after the launch of The Leapfrog Group's "Hospital Safety Grade", patient safety improves, but crucial work remains.

Hood offers recipes and tips for preparing special Easter meals.

AARP Pennsylvania applauds the withdrawal of the "American Health Care Act".

AMVETS continues to call for the public's help in completing the "National Desert Storm War Memorial".

HNTB supports President Trump's calls for greater investment in America's infrastructure.

A recent poll from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota finds a striking generational gap in Minnesotans' "health-insurance IQ".

The American Petroleum Institute (API) urges the Senate to repeal the Bureau of Land Management's methane rule.

A new survey by AARP's "Fraud Watch Network" identifies common traits in victims of investment fraud.

For Valentine's Day, SC Johnson launches an acre-for-acre matching challenge to protect the Amazon rainforest.

On behalf of Pfizer, a pediatrician and member of the NAACP New York State Conference discusses why it's important for all children to be fully vaccinated.

AARP Alabama and AARP Mississippi offer tips to help avoid holiday-season fraud.

According to AARP Pennsylvania, the holidays may be a good time to talk with your loved ones about caregiving.

AMVETS urges the public to help make the "National Desert Storm War Memorial" a reality.

The R.J. Reynolds-funded "Right Decisions Right Now" program celebrates 25 years of helping youth avoid tobacco use.

AARP Pennsylvania is convening a meeting to explore challenges and opportunities for transportation in Philadelphia--with a goal of helping it become a more-livable city.

The Missouri Retailers Association (MRA) supports "Amendment 3" on the November ballot.

AARP Pennsylvania calls on the candidates to "Take A Stand" on Social Security.

AARP Pennsylvania is co-sponsoring a symposium in Philadelphia that will examine retirement-security policies at the local level.

During the State Policy Network's national meeting (October 3rd-6th), two self-described "citizen watchdogs" from Illinois have been recognized with the 2016 Vernon K. Krieble Foundation "Unsung Hero Award".

Commvault marks 10 years on Nasdaq, as it hosts its first-ever user conference (October 3rd-5th, in Orlando).

Yes on 3 for Kids calls on Dirt Cheap to drop its opposition to Missouri's "Amendment 3".

Sesame Street and SC Johnson team up to teach families about preventing mosquito bites.

On behalf of Pfizer, an official with the American Lung Association, a former U.S. surgeon general, and golf professional Jim Furyk discuss how older adults--especially African-Americans--should find out if they need to be vaccinated against "pneumococcal pneumonia".  (For a version in Spanish, click here.)

AARP Arizona, AARP California, AARP Georgia, AARP Minnesota, AARP North Carolina, AARP Pennsylvania, AARP Virginia, and AARP Wisconsin--along with other groups--call on Congress to pass the "RAISE Family Caregivers Act".

A new campaign from Pfizer aims to help parents understand just how important childhood vaccinations can be.

Raise Your Hand for Kids supports Missouri's Early Childhood Education Initiative.

A new study involving Argonne National Laboratory's "Advanced Photon Source" reveals the molecular structure of an important protein in the Zika virus.

On behalf of AARP Pennsylvania, Frank Abagnale will headline a free, public event near Pittsburgh, to help Pennsylvanians learn how to protect themselves against identity theft.

The president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) urges people who may be threatened by a wildland fire to be ready to leave quickly.

AARP Mississippi's new state director officially starts work.

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) remains concerned that nuclear plants in several states are at risk of prematurely shutting down--with the Department of Energy recently hosting a summit on the issue.

Amherst College is the 2016 recipient of a $1-million prize awarded by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for admitting, supporting, and graduating outstanding low-income students.

Sallie Mae and its employees step up to help four deserving high-school students reach college, through the company's inaugural "Bridging the Dream Scholarship".

On behalf of AARP Indiana, Frank Abagnale will headline a free, public event in Indianapolis, to help Hoosiers learn how to protect themselves against identity theft.

Local representatives from Fidelity remind investors that it's better to stick with their plan for the long term.

AARP Kansas urges the Legislature to pass the "CARE Act".

In light of Zika outbreaks, SC Johnson donates more than 60,000 units of mosquito repellent for U.S. territories.

AARP Mississippi calls on all of the presidential candidates to "Take A Stand" on Social Security.

AARP Mississippi urges the Senate to follow the House of Representatives in approving an expansion of telemedicine.

With the deadline fast approaching, gymnast Aly Raisman explains how to enter this year's "Hood Milk Sportsmanship Scholarship" program.

According to the president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), it's never too early to prepare for wildland fires.

According to AARP Utah, the state's "Patient-Designated Caregiver Rule" gives important new rights to family caregivers.

AARP Hawaii urges the Legislature to pass the "CARE Act".

AARP Nebraska urges the Legislature to pass both the "Assisting Caregiver Transitions Act" and an income-tax credit for caregivers.

According to HNTB Corporation, Levi's Stadium itself may be one of the stars of pro football's big game.

Caregiving-related issues top AARP Mississippi's legislative agenda.

To help combat evolving cyber threats, Booz Allen Hamilton is hiring the next generation of problem-solvers.

Local representatives from Fidelity discuss why many retirees may still need to take this year's full "minimum required distribution" from their IRA.

AARP Kentucky urges the Legislature to pass the "Kentucky Family Caregivers Act".

AARP Indiana urges the General Assembly to pass the "Hoosier Employee Retirement Options" bill.

A new study on behalf of the National Mining Association (NMA) details just how much the Obama administration's "Clean Power Plan" may end up costing consumers.

AARP Alaska, AARP Massachusetts, and AARP Mississippi all help offer free advice during Medicare's open-enrollment period.

A free event from the NAACP and Ocwen Loan Servicing aims to help educate Maryland and Greater Washington homeowners about loan-modification programs.

A study commissioned by the National Mining Association (NMA) finds that a federal stream-protection proposal could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs.

According to the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, time is running out for Californians to weigh in on proposed new regulations for driver data.

A survey from AARP finds that the majority of older New Jerseyans support a state plan to help residents build their own private retirement savings.

The National Mining Association (NMA) believes that a new federal stream-protection proposal may be both counterproductive and unnecessary.

According to the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), state officials should be concerned about premature closures of nuclear plants.

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is against proposed new regulations in California that would greatly expand the amount of data that's collected from privately owned vehicles.  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

R.J. Reynolds makes the website for its youth tobacco-prevention program--"Right Decisions Right Now"--more user-friendly.

AARP Arizona celebrates Social Security's 80th anniversary.

AARP Kansas reiterates its opposition to Westar Energy's latest rate-hike request.

HNTB remains hopeful that Congress can pass a six-year authorization for the "Highway Trust Fund".

A study that was commissioned by the National Mining Association (NMA) quantifies just how much mine-permit delays can discourage investment.

A retired ATF agent says that vacationers may very well be sharing the road this summer with cigarette smugglers.

HNTB Corporation's national practice leader for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) believes that connected cars can help make the world's roads safer.

Now that New Jersey's "CARE Act" has officially taken effect, AARP urges neighboring states to follow its lead.

At this year's annual conference of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), Daniel Yergin of IHS and nuclear CEOs alike cited an urgent need for electric-market reforms.

During this year's "Infrastructure Week" (May 11th-15th)--and with federal transportation funding set to expire at the end of May--officials with the National Association of Counties (NACo) have urged Congress to take action.

A free event from the NAACP and Ocwen Loan Servicing aims to help educate Chicago-area homeowners about loan-modification programs.

The CEO of Novatel Wireless explains how his company aims to simplify the "Internet of Things".

The cast of "TURN: Washington's Spies" marks the AMC show's season premiere by ringing Nasdaq's "Closing Bell".

On behalf of the National Mining Association (NMA), a former commissioner with the Missouri Public Service Commission says that the EPA's planned rules on coal-based power plants might end up causing America's electric grid to break.

The founder and CEO of Vuzix--which has just moved to NASDAQ--discusses some developments and trends in wearable technology.

Responding to Gov. Cuomo, the New York State Petroleum Council (NYSPC) says that his ban on hydraulic fracturing doesn't help families or local governments.

The New York State Petroleum Council (NYSPC) says that the new statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing "is short-sighted and reckless".

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce asks the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw their "waters of the U.S." proposal.

Through the national "I Heart Caregivers" campaign, AARP Missouri recognizes the contributions and dedication of family caregivers.

AARP Missouri reminds individuals about free resources that can help protect them from identity theft, fraud, and scams.

AARP New Jersey urges the Board of Public Utilities to decide a long-pending rate case involving Jersey Central Power & Light.

A retired ATF agent says that, during the holidays, cigarette smugglers will be very active along the East Coast.

In the wake of President Obama's executive action on immigration, the president of The Vernon K. Krieble Foundation says that Congress needs to work on creating a guest-worker program.

The Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes is a multi-site initiative that's helping to deliver hope to vulnerable populations with diabetes.

A new survey from Plante Moran finds a strong link between corporate culture and innovation-generated revenue.  (See also similar reports for the Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, and West Michigan regions.)

A study from the Frozen Food Foundation and the University of California, Davis, finds that frozen fruits and vegetables tend to be nutritionally equal to--if not better than--their fresh counterparts.  (This report is only available in Spanish.)

Voters' guides from AARP Hawaii spotlight the candidates' positions on both national and state issues.

According to the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), seniors and retirees are particularly concerned about higher energy bills being caused by new regulations on coal-powered electricity.

A report by IHS CERA finds that reducing diversity in America's power supply would significantly harm the economy.

Listen to statements from some of the optometrists who participated in the 2014 "Optometry's Meeting®"--which was held June 25th-29th in Philadelphia.

Booz Allen Hamilton is continuing its "Smart Command" series of town-hall events.

At its annual exposition, InfoComm International is spotlighting the important role that audiovisual technology plays in helping society communicate quickly and more effectively.

A clinical trial is testing an investigational treatment for "peripheral artery disease" that uses a patient's own stem cells.

The president of AARP Foundation discusses how her organization's "Drive to End Hunger" initiative is a national sponsor of the National Association of Letter Carriers' food drive this year.

A senior vice-president at Booz Allen Hamilton discusses recent survey findings that underscore the need for acquisition reform at the Department of Defense.

The Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) continues to use a "business mindset" in supporting efforts to help veterans find jobs.

AARP Virginia urges the General Assembly to take advantage of enhanced federal funding for healthcare coverage.

Union Bank's latest "Small Business Economic Survey" finds that entrepreneurs are more optimistic.

Hear from AARP Massachusetts about how the free "Tax-Aide" program helps low- and moderate-income taxpayers.

As part of this year's "Engineers Week" (February 16th-22nd), IEEE-USA has launched the first "App-E-Feat" contest.

AARP Arizona is participating in the recently launched "Fraud Watch Network".

AARP Arizona lists its legislative priorities for 2014.

The 60 Plus Association is supporting Florida's newest trauma centers against a legal challenge that could close them down.

AARP Virginia and The Holiday Project are helping organize visits to people who may be spending the holidays alone.

AARP Arizona reminds seniors that this year's "Open Enrollment" period for Medicare is about to end.

AARP Massachusetts urges people to thank America's caregivers.

According to AARP Arizona, family caregivers often experience changes in their own lives.

The March of Dimes releases its "2013 Premature Birth Report Card".

A full lineup of championship Bellator MMA fights will air live on Spike TV, on Saturday, November 2nd.

The "Digital 4th" coalition urges Congress to reform the "Electronic Communications Privacy Act" (ECPA).

AARP Virginia compiles the candidates' positions on issues that are important to voters age 50 or older.

The new "Stop Sarasota Waste NOW" campaign claims that the Sarasota County Public Hospital District abuses its taxing authority over the county's residents.

Officials representing various members of the National Association of Counties (NACo) discuss how their counties--and their constituents--are benefitting from the NACo/CVS Caremark "Prescription Discount Card Program".

For this year's "AV Week" (October 13-19), InfoComm International's executive director and CEO discusses how the audiovisual industry continues to hire people with technical skills and interest.

AARP Arizona reminds people to not be confused by the overlapping open-enrollment periods for Medicare and the "Health Insurance Marketplace".

This year, three employers from Massachusetts were included in AARP's "Best Employers for Workers Over 50".

The CEO of the Principal Financial Group believes that his company is well-positioned for continued long-term growth.

According to the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), with the U.S. Postal Service's finances improving, it may now be more important to repeal a unique congressional mandate.

As Americans eat more snacks and small meals, 7-Eleven is meeting their needs with new bite-size portions.

The Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) believes that nuclear energy must play a strong role in helping achieve U.S. climate goals.

According to AARP Massachusetts, the state's special election may be very important in determining the future of Social Security and Medicare.

New figures compiled by GE Generator Systems suggest that taking preemptive measures to prepare for hurricane season may cost less than cleaning up after a prolonged power outage.

A county worker from Florida discusses her first-hand experience with how the National Association of Counties' "Prescription Discount Card Program" can help save families money on prescription medications.

Listen to statements from many of the participants in the 2013 National Association of Counties (NACo) Large Urban County Caucus (LUCC) "fly-in"--which was held May 7-9 in Washington.

A new service from FedEx allows package recipients to customize deliveries to their homes.

On behalf of Takeda, the president of the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks explains why African-Americans may need to be more proactive in dealing with high blood pressure.

During April, WWE Superstar John Cena will match donations of frequent-flier miles to "Make-A-Wish".

The Coalition to Keep Michigan Warm urges Congress to protect funding for the "Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program" (LIHEAP).

A survey from TXP finds that Texans are spending more on gambling in neighboring states.

Hewlett-Packard (HP) launches a new class of servers for social, mobile, cloud, and big data.

On behalf of Takeda, a doctor reminds people why it's very important to manage their high blood pressure.

Officials representing various members of the National League of Cities (NLC) discuss how their cities--and their constituents--are benefitting from the NLC/CVS Caremark "Prescription Discount Card Program".

Because having well-qualified case managers is increasingly important, the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) has made changes to its eligibility criteria for those seeking to become board-certified case managers.

AARP Massachusetts believes that enacting the "chained CPI" would harm both veterans and seniors.

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) reiterates its call for Congress to pass the "Marketplace Fairness Act".

Stericycle releases its "ExpertRECALL Index" for the fourth quarter of 2012.

NxStage launches a new campaign that aims to raise awareness about the benefits of "home hemodialysis".

A new survey from the U.S. Travel Association finds that couples who travel together have healthier and happier relationships.

A civil lawsuit filed by the Zalkin Law Firm, on behalf of a U.S. military veteran, alleges sexual abuse by a former Scoutmaster.

The Texas Association of Business (TAB) urges legislators to give Texans the right to vote on casino gambling.

The president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers advice to parents on how they can help their children cope more effectively with a disaster.

It's not too late to ship packages via FedEx for delivery by Christmas.

Stericycle releases its "ExpertRECALL Index" for the third quarter of 2012.

Joe Mantegna (in English) and Javier Colón (in Spanish) both discuss the inaugural "National Salute to Veterans"--which will air on PBS on Sunday, November 11th.

The Campaign to Fix the Debt is launching new chapters in such states as Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maine, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, and Wisconsin.

According the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), America's credit unions have seen, over roughly the past year, their fastest new-member growth in more than a decade.

A survey that was conducted on behalf of Noven Therapeutics finds that moms of children with ADHD see successes in prescription-medication treatment--although challenges remain.

Cord Blood Registry (CBR) is involved with a clinical trial that's assessing the use of a child's own cord-blood stem cells to treat autism.

According to a new survey that was conducted on behalf of GE Generator Systems for this year's "National Preparedness Month" (September), many more American families now have an emergency-preparedness kit at home--although there's still plenty of room for improvement.

The March of Dimes and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) announce that 48 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico are pledging to reduce premature birth.

During "National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month" (September), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is educating men about this particular type of cancer.  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

A driver for FedEx Freight is this year's "Grand Champion" at the "National Truck Driving Championships".

Stericycle releases its "ExpertRECALL Index" for the second quarter of 2012.

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) urges both houses of Congress to start over on postal reform.

A study finds that a recently approved combination treatment called “Edarbyclor” may help some patients achieve greater reductions in their blood pressure.

AARP Hawaii develops a voter guide for this year's primary election.

The state director of AARP D.C. discusses how HIV/AIDS continues to affect the 50+ population.

Now that Amazon.com is collecting sales taxes in Texas, the Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) reiterates its call for Congress to pass national "e-fairness" legislation.

The American Nurses Foundation (ANF) believes that--after the Supreme Court’s healthcare decision--America's nurses will play a crucial role in the nation's healthcare.

The "Carrier Alert" program--which was launched, in part, by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)--allows America's letter carriers to help their elderly or home-bound customers when something may be amiss.

Stericycle releases its "ExpertRECALL Index" for the first quarter of 2012.

FedEx is helping people make sure that their Mother's Day gifts arrive in time.

AARP Hawaii supports a proposal that would prevent insurers from becoming voting members on the Hawaii Health Connector Board.

The Coalition to Protect Missouri Jobs urges the U.S. Senate to take action against "ambush elections" in the workplace.

A survey from Union Bank finds that entrepreneurs are optimistic about the future of their companies, yet are pessimistic about the economy.

The Arizona branch of the Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) and the Arizona Retailers Association urge Governor Brewer to end the state's "special treatment" of Amazon.com.

According to a new survey from the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, over 20 million hot dogs are expected to be consumed at Major League ballparks during the 2012 season.

Donald Trump discusses Walgreens' newest efforts to promote walking.

A contest from Cardstore.com will allow one lucky person the chance to surprise their mother by popping out of a life-size card at her home.

The president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) describes how letter carriers in several major U.S. cities are prepared to deliver medicines to residents, in the event of a biological attack.

Even during an election year, the Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) continues to push for "e-fairness" legislation.

Cord Blood Registry (CBR) is involved with a new clinical trial that aims to evaluate the safety of a child's own cord-blood stem cells to treat hearing loss.

Cubist Pharmaceuticals supports proposed legislation in Congress that's aimed at promoting the development of new antibiotics.

Dr. Travis Stork partners with General Mills to offer tips for getting more whole grain into your diet.

Walgreens continues to help patients whose prescription insurance is managed by Express Scripts.

Through a contest from Diet Coke, people who "show some heart" can win a trip to attend the "Red Dress Collection Fashion Show".

The Washington, D.C., regional office of Bernstein Global Wealth Management believes that the U.S. economy may grow by three percent during 2012.

Over 50 General Mills cereals will now have more whole grain than any other single ingredient.

Walgreens is helping patients whose prescription-drug plans are served by Express Scripts.

The Coalition to Protect Virginia Jobs is fighting what it calls Greenpeace's "unfounded attacks" against Mercury Paper.

AARP Missouri offers a free publication that educates consumers on how they can make their homes safer and more comfortable as they age.

According to Briggs & Stratton, it's particularly important during the winter months to prepare ahead of time for possible power outages.

AARP D.C. is concerned about Pepco's rate-hike proposal.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) act to remove "homeopathic" HCG weight-loss products from the market.

"Preserve Community Pharmacy Access NOW!" (PCPAN) continues to advocate against the planned merger between Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions.

Courtney Thorne-Smith is involved with a campaign that's aimed at providing women with the information that they need to make well-informed decisions about treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Groups such as the Texas Pharmacy Association (TPA) and "Pharmacy Choice and Access Now" (PCAN) are concerned about Texas' current implementation of a Medicaid managed-care model for pharmacy services.

The New Hampshire Grocers Association (NHGA) launches a new campaign to attract more out-of-state shoppers to New Hampshire.

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF) continues to push for "e-fairness" legislation in Congress.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says that toys are safer this holiday season, due to stronger safety rules.

To mark this year's Veterans Day, the Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) receives a new donation of $3 million from Activision.

Walgreens thanks veterans and active-duty military personnel for their service by giving them special discounts on Veterans Day.

Speaking on behalf of the Alliance for Main Street Fairness (AMSF), a small-business owner urges senators to approve the just-introduced "Marketplace Fairness Act".

The American College of Radiology (ACR) urges Congress to avoid making more cuts to Medicare funding of imaging scans.

The executive director of the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) believes that Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, and Ohio all need to do more to encourage private investment in their water infrastructure.

The USO and Cheerios team up to help send thanks and support to America's military families.

The Coalition for a Fiscally Sound America (CFSA) urges Congress to focus on broad-based spending and tax reform.

A new survey by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) finds that parents of older children are concerned about HPV and other vaccinations.

Coca-Cola makes its cans white, in order to help support World Wildlife Fund's polar-bear conservation efforts.

"Preserve Community Pharmacy Access NOW!" (PCPAN) urges the federal government to oppose the planned merger between Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions.

The president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) discusses the U.S. solar industry's tremendous growth and future prospects.

The president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) says that drastically overhauling the U.S. Postal Service would cost jobs in many other industries--and harm the overall economy.

According to the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), drastically overhauling the U.S. Postal Service is both unnecessary and counterproductive.

To help raise awareness of veterans-unemployment issues, the Call of Duty Endowment (CODE) has teamed up with Pro vs. GI Joe on the "Purpose-Driven Rehab" tour.

Through its "Home Fit" program, AARP Missouri is educating consumers on how to make their home age-friendly and safe.

A new section on American Greetings' website spotlights Taylor Swift.

The president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) says that authorizing a long-term transportation bill would improve America's infrastructure, create jobs, and stimulate the economy.

Natural Gas for New Jersey commends Gov. Christie's conditional veto of a ban on hydraulic fracturing in the state.

On behalf of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the head of U. S. Steel urges Congress to pass the "Infrastructure Jobs and Energy Independence Act".

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) launches a campaign that targets "onerous" and "unpredictable" federal regulations.

According to AARP Hawaii, the state may not be preparing enough for the costs of its aging society.

On behalf of Cord Blood Registry (CBR), a Florida state senator discusses a recently approved bill that helps inform parents about preserving cord-blood stem cells.

On behalf of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals (N.A.C.H.), families are meeting with members of Congress to discuss the importance of Medicaid and children's hospitals.  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

Corona is searching for a California resident to be its "Relaxation Expert".

The leader of the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) describes how state and local governments are looking for new ways to tax their residents.

A new report sponsored by the American Energy Alliance (AEA) finds that repealing tax deductions on U.S. energy companies would exacerbate the federal deficit.

A new study that was commissioned, in part, by the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) examined the impact on the American economy of the offshore oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico.

"Reform Swipe Fees NOW!" urges the Federal Reserve to base its final swipe-fee regulations on its "fair and reasonable" proposed rule.

The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) criticizes the just-announced release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Reform Swipe Fees NOW! applauds Congress for protecting "commonsense" swipe-fee reform by voting against the Tester-Corker Amendment.

The founder and CEO of Intelligent Office discusses how small businesses can maximize their economic performance--while also minimizing their costs.

NeighborWorks America offers tips on what potential homebuyers should do before they start shopping around.

A clinical-research nurse with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) discusses how anyone can get skin cancer--even if they have darker skin.

With long-term care in the Islands much more expensive than on the Mainland, AARP Hawaii believes that the state's residents should prepare more to meet their own care-related needs.

The president of the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) describes how the U.S. government should be responding to rising oil prices.

A new documentary film produced by Janssen aims to help reduce the fear and stigma that's often associated with schizophrenia.

"Reform Swipe Fees NOW!" is urging Congress to reject proposed legislation that would delay the implementation of last year's reforms.

A recent study from AARP finds that older New Yorkers don't have what they need to accomplish their most-important goals.

A recent study from AARP looks at the top challenges that are faced by older D.C. residents.

New research from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) finds that adults now represent a majority of inhalant-treatment admissions in the U.S.

A recent study from AARP looks at how older African-Americans throughout New York are coping with economic difficulties.

A recent study from AARP finds that New Mexicans who are 50 or older have very specific ideas on how the state should try raising revenues.

The "Reform Swipe Fees NOW!" coalition of business owners is urging the government to avoid weakening reforms that are aimed at combating "excessive" swipe fees.

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), routine screening for cervical cancer can greatly reduce the incidence of disease among African-American women.

On behalf of Diet Coke, a health-and-fitness expert offers tips on how small increases in your regular physical activity can make a big difference for your heart's health.

The president of the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) discusses his organization's lawsuits against the EPA over regulations on greenhouse-gas emissions and increased levels of ethanol in gasoline.

On behalf of Cord Blood Registry (CBR), a researcher describes a new study in Georgia that's looking into whether stem cells from cord blood can help children with cerebral palsy.

The president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) explains how stem cells can play an important role in cosmetic-surgery procedures.

On behalf of Cord Blood Registry (CBR), a researcher describes a new study in Texas that's looking into the use of a child's own cord blood to treat damaged brain tissue.

New mobile apps from the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) make it easier to check video-game rating summaries at the store.

According to the just-released 2010 "America's Health Rankings" from United Health Foundation, the nation's healthiness is improving--but slowly.

WebMD announces its 2010 "Year in Health" lists of the top health-related stories, searches, questions, and trends.

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), when it comes to breast cancer, progress for Hispanic women in the U.S. is lagging behind.  (This report is only available in Spanish.)

According to the Fetzer Institute's "Survey of Love and Forgiveness in American Society", most Americans believe that--if we better understood the values of people in other countries--there would be less conflict.

On behalf of the National Honey Board, a sports nutritionist discusses how you can add some honey to your tailgating food in order to help keep your energy levels up.

The administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) describes the themes that are related to the 2010 observance of "National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month" (September).

Thanks to new partnerships with Blue Ocean Institute and the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Whole Foods Market is the first retailer to implement a comprehensive, science-based sustainability-ratings program for wild-caught seafood.

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) are among those who are helping make progress in reducing explosive-based threats.

A new program from Whole Foods Market is funding salad bars for public schools across the country.

A new, non-partisan Web portal from Votesane PAC aims to empower the electorate--including by accepting online donations to candidates.

A new program from Nature Valley is raising funds to help preserve America's national parks.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) reminds everyone that--no matter how light or dark their skin is--they still may be at risk of developing skin cancer.  (This report is only available in Spanish.)

The Toyota Camry tops this year's "American-Made Index" by Cars.com.

Through its "Photography in the Parks" program, Canon USA is, once again, offering photo workshops in national parks and sponsoring a related photo contest.

On behalf of Allergan, Dayna Devon discusses how treatment with a dermal filler can help women maintain their best appearance.

Walmart's "deep Rollbacks" will be helping Americans save millions of dollars on their groceries this summer.

Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci discuss the new "Boomers Building a Better America" program from Elations®--which will award grants to community leaders who are dedicating their time to volunteerism.

Trevor Bayne teams up with Autism Speaks and HERSHEY'S Milk and Milkshakes.

A new contest from Beneful-brand dog food will allow one dog owner's community to enjoy a dream dog park.

On behalf of Dos Equis, find out how you can make your Cinco de Mayo dishes more interesting.

Holistic Select pet food from WellPet may help your pet lead a better and healthier life.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is encouraging members of minority populations to learn about cancer clinical trials.  (This report is only available in Spanish.)

Officials with the American Public Health Association (APHA) discuss how this year's "National Public Health Week" (April 5-11) focuses on helping individuals make healthy changes.

A new line of creamers allows coffee drinkers to enjoy the flavor of BAILEYS®--without the alcohol.

On behalf of Seventh Generation, a pediatrician and author discusses how natural and organic products have come a long way, over the past 30 years.

According to new data released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 12-year-olds are more likely to use potentially deadly inhalants than cigarettes or marijuana.  (For related audio in Spanish, click here.)

Proceeds from a contest help efforts by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) to support and assist the families of fallen firefighters.

The just-released "'School Beverage Guidelines' Final Progress Report"--commissioned by the American Beverage Association (ABA)--finds that America's leading beverage companies have reduced beverage calories in schools by 88 percent.

The Center for Individual Freedom (CFIF) launches a new online campaign to oppose "Net Neutrality" rules.

A free new online service from ZipList can help you simplify both your grocery shopping and your meal planning.

According to a new study, proposed "Net Neutrality" regulations in the U.S. may end up killing jobs.

Results from the latest "Women and Affluence" survey from Citi's "Women & Co." resource program show that, in response to the recession, women are using their growing financial knowledge and influence to foster a more-open dialogue about money.

Toyota Motor Sales USA announces a comprehensive plan to fix accelerator pedals on recalled vehicles and ensure customer safety.

During the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Applied Materials is urging Americans to remember that promoting clean and sustainable energy must be a long-term goal.

MOG's new "All Access" digital-music service may forever change how you discover music.

According to the president of Business Roundtable, health-care reform should not include a public insurance plan.

Despite the current economic situation, a new report from Pre-K Now--a campaign of the Pew Center on the States--finds that most states are increasing or maintaining their funding of pre-kindergarten programs.

According to the chief scientific advisor to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, research funding has been very important in helping make progress in the fight against breast cancer.

Proceeds from a contest sponsored by Oshkosh Defense help efforts by the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) to assist military personnel and their families.

A new website from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, the National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC), and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals (ARHP) helps women be able to talk about sexual health with both their doctor and their partner.

On behalf of Walmart Vision Centers, Daisy Fuentes discusses how all children should receive regular, comprehensive vision examinations.  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

The president of the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA) discusses how dermatologists are meeting with members of Congress on what's needed in health-care reform.

Olympic swimmer Dara Torres discusses her involvement with a contest from BP Products North America that's looking for inspiring stories of how Americans maintain their youth and vitality.

According to the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), older Americans need to be careful about possible plaque buildup in the legs.

According to the National Grange, "network neutrality" and other regulations may make it more difficult for rural communities to enjoy broadband access.

The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) is concerned that proposed legislation concerning long-term-care insurance may cause problems for consumers.

Listen to statements from many of those participating in the 2009 Annual Meeting of the National Governors Association (NGA), being held July 17th-20th in Biloxi, Miss.

Mayo Clinic and Microsoft recently launched an online application that stores and organizes family health information--and delivers specific reminders and recommendations.

To coincide with the theatrical release of "FAME" in September, MGM, Six Flags, and MySpace launch the "FAME National Talent Search".

Members of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) will participate in a rally in Washington, D.C., to push for a health-care system that offers an option for public health insurance--and that does not tax employee health benefits.

The Jewelry Information Center (JIC) describes some of the trends in fine jewelry and watches that were featured at recent trade shows in Las Vegas.

According to Westwood College, career colleges help students meet the needs of a rapidly changing job market that requires specialized training and skills.  (For this report in Spanish, click here.)

A recipe for Asian-flavored burgers wins the grand prize in this year's "National Chicken Cooking Contest", sponsored by the National Chicken Council.

A food-media seminar sponsored, in part, by the National Chicken Council looks at how the food industry is dealing with the recession.

According to a new report on behalf of the Health Industry Group Purchasing Association (HIGPA), "group purchasing organizations" can help promote greater efficiency and savings in the U.S. health-care system.

The president of Seventh Generation is featured in an upcoming TV special called "Big Green Lies"--which aims to separate myth from reality, when it comes to the conventional wisdom of green living.

According to a new study published in the American College of Physicians' "Annals of Internal Medicine", repeated, intensive interventions increase the likelihood that a smoker will quit successfully.

The Campaign for America's Wilderness applauds a new law that adds two-million acres of publicly owned land to the "National Wilderness Preservation System".

A collaborative effort involving Nintendo of America and the National Association for Music Education (MENC) helps teachers incorporate "Wii Music™" into their lesson plans.

A new study published in the American College of Physicians' "Annals of Internal Medicine" finds that patients who are connected to a particular physician are more likely to both receive guideline-specific care and follow through with treatment.

The latest MetLife "Survey of the American Teacher" finds both encouraging and not-so-encouraging news, when it comes to American education over the past 25 years.

According to a new study published in the American College of Physicians' "Annals of Internal Medicine", telephone counseling is as effective as face-to-face doctor's visits, when it comes to weight loss.

The president of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) applauds the final Congressional approval of the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act".

Also available are "Lens of Liberty" features from The Vernon K. Krieble Foundation, ConsumerFeatures, public service announcements, "Ways to Make a Green Change" from Whole Foods Market, auto-repair tips from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, "Your Home Improvement Minute" features from NCB, "Daily Clean-Energy Facts" from the Nuclear Energy Institute, and Spanish-language content.

-- In addition, check out demos for the health feature "Journey to Wellness". --

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