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  • CEA Praises Senate for Passing TPA Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 12:55 AM ET

    ARLINGTON, Va.---- The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association ®, in response to the Senate’ s passage of Trade Promotion Authority legislation:. “We thank the Senate for passing TPA legislation to support the hundreds of thousands of American small- and medium-sized businesses that export products,...

  • U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for May 23 Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 23, 2015/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:. The first state sponsored veterinary school in the U.S. opened on this date in 1879 at Iowa State College— now university— in Ames, Iowa. Their 310,000 veterinarians and staff take care of the nation's domesticated 70 million dogs, 74 million...

  • SMITHFIELD, Va., May 22, 2015-- Smithfield Foods applauds the U.S. Senate and Senators Warner and Kaine on voting to pass the Bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation to renew Trade Promotion Authority. "TPA allows U.S. trade negotiators to get the best trade deal possible for our food producers," said Larry Pope, President and CEO...

  • Smithfield Foods Applauds Utah Senator on TPA Passage Friday, 22 May 2015 | 11:42 PM ET

    SMITHFIELD, Va., May 22, 2015-- Smithfield Foods applauds the U.S. Senate and Senator Hatch on voting to pass the Bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation to renew Trade Promotion Authority. "TPA allows U.S. trade negotiators to get the best trade deal possible for our food producers," said Larry Pope, President and CEO of...

  • SMITHFIELD, Va., May 22, 2015-- Smithfield Foods applauds the U.S. Senate and Senators Thune and Rounds on voting to pass the Bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation to renew Trade Promotion Authority. "TPA allows U.S. trade negotiators to get the best trade deal possible for our food producers," said Larry Pope, President and CEO...

  • SMITHFIELD, Va., May 22, 2015-- Smithfield Foods applauds the U.S. Senate and Senators Burr and Tillis on voting to pass the Bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation to renew Trade Promotion Authority. "TPA allows U.S. trade negotiators to get the best trade deal possible for our food producers," said Larry Pope, President and CEO of...

  • SMITHFIELD, Va., May 22, 2015-- Smithfield Foods applauds the U.S. Senate and Senators Fischer and Sasse on voting to pass the Bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation to renew Trade Promotion Authority. "TPA allows U.S. trade negotiators to get the best trade deal possible for our food producers," said Larry Pope, President and CEO...

  • SMITHFIELD, Va., May 22, 2015-- Smithfield Foods applauds the U.S. Senate and Senators McCaskill and Blunt on voting to pass the Bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation to renew Trade Promotion Authority. "TPA allows U.S. trade negotiators to get the best trade deal possible for our food producers," said Larry Pope, President and...

  • Smithfield Foods Applauds Iowa Senators on TPA Passage Friday, 22 May 2015 | 11:40 PM ET

    SMITHFIELD, Va., May 22, 2015-- Smithfield Foods applauds the U.S. Senate and Senators Grassley and Ernst on voting to pass the Bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation to renew Trade Promotion Authority. "TPA allows U.S. trade negotiators to get the best trade deal possible for our food producers," said Larry Pope, President and...

  • SMITHFIELD, Va., May 22, 2015-- Smithfield Foods applauds the U.S. Senate and Senators Bennet and Gardner on voting to pass the Bipartisan Trade Priorities and Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation to renew Trade Promotion Authority. "TPA allows U.S. trade negotiators to get the best trade deal possible for our food producers," said Larry Pope, President and...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015/ PRNewswire/-- Today, U.S. Representative George Holding of North Carolina introduced "The Fair Medical Audits Act of 2015." The Physician Advocacy Institute strongly endorses this legislation, which would address fundamental concerns that physicians have with regard to the extraordinary lack of transparency and expensive,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- "Senators who voted for Trade Promotion Authority legislation today deserve credit and thanks for their role in advancing opportunities for American economic growth. The Association of Global Automakers represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, and other...

  • SAN DIMAS, Calif.---- American States Water Company today announced that Standard& Poor’ s Ratings Services affirmed the‘ A+’ credit rating on both American States Water Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Golden State Water Company. The assumptions and risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, include those described in the Company’ s...

  • BALA CYNWYD, Pa.---- Law office of Brodsky& Smith, LLC announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Trade Street Residential, Inc. for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to Independence Realty Trust, Inc.. If you own shares of Trade Street and wish to...

  • PITTSBURGH, May 22, 2015/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate voted to limit debate on fast track trade negotiating authority, then approved the final measure by a vote of 62 to 37.. With less than one full day of debate, and refusing to consider hundreds of...

  • CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, May 22, 2015/ PRNewswire/-- Bob Hilliard, appointed by the Federal Judge in the GM MDL litigation to be the lead attorney for all personal injury and death cases caused by GM's defective ignition switch responds to the New York Times' report of GM's criminal wrongdoing. "With Judge Gerber's recent finding that GM engineers and GM lawyers knew...

  • Conference of Mayors President Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson issued the following statement today after passage of Trade Promotion Authority legislation in the U.S. Senate:. "The U.S. Conference of Mayors applauds bi-partisan passage today of Trade Promotion Authority in the United States Senate. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan...

  • BALA CYNWYD, Pa.---- Law office of Brodsky& Smith, LLC announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Borderfree, Inc. for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to Pitney Bowes, Inc.. Under the terms of the transaction, Borderfree shareholders will...

  • Senate Takes Decisive Step in Support of Free Trade Friday, 22 May 2015 | 9:30 PM ET

    International Trade Benefits American Businesses, Consumers& Workers. WASHINGTON---- The National Retail Federation issued the following statement from Senior Vice President for Government Relations David French on Senate passage of Trade Promotion Authority legislation, which would provide a legislative framework for consideration of international...

  • NEW YORK, May 22, 2015/ PRNewswire/-- Faruqi& Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in Etsy, Inc. of the July 13, 2015 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal securities class action lawsuit filed against Etsy and certain officers of the Company. Specifically, the action alleges that during the Class Period, Etsy made...