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U.S. And Chinese Delegations Conclude 25TH Session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade
12/19/2014 12:19:32 PM
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman today hosted a Chinese delegation led by Vice Premier Wang Yang for the 25th session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT), which took place in Chicago. At the conclusion of the discussions, the United States announced key outcomes in the areas of agricultural …
Pioneering Prosthetic Treatments Help Amputees Get Their Lives Back On Track
Pioneering Prosthetic Treatments Help Amputees Get Their Lives Back On Track
12/18/2014 5:04:42 AM
Within the past few years many fantastic developments in prosthetics have been made. From 3D printing and skeletal infused implants to responsive mechanical prosthetics, the medical advances have been ground breaking, providing victims of amputation and those born without limbs a new alternative, greater comfort and increased mobility. Freeclaim Solicitors look at 3 of the …
Americans Support Red Light Cameras at Intersections, Says FindLaw.com Survey
12/17/2014 12:55:55 PM
The long arm of the law these days is often in the form of a robotic camera that captures motorists who run red lights. But the cameras are not always popular. New Jersey is scheduled to discontinue use of red light cameras on December 16, and several other cities and states are considering similar moves. Despite the controversy, a majority of Americans back the use of red …
EFF in Court to Argue NSA Data Collection from Internet Backbone Is Unconstitutional
12/17/2014 10:36:29 AM
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will argue on Friday before a federal court that the National Security Agency (NSA) is violating the Fourth Amendment by copying and searching data that it collects by tapping into the Internet backbone. The hearing on a motion for partial summary judgment in Jewel v. NSA will be at 9 am on Dec. 19 before Judge Jeffrey White at the …
What can employers and employees do to prevent noise induced hearing loss?
What can employers and employees do to prevent noise induced hearing loss?
12/17/2014 6:22:01 AM
Hearing loss affects over 9 million people here in the UK and is a cause of distress for many sufferers, especially if it has been caused by someone else’s negligence or an employer’s failure to implement the appropriate safety measures. If you have suffered hearing loss and you believe someone else is to blame, contact a member of our specialist team today.  The two most …
Former Employees of National Sporting Goods Store Sue Alleging Exposure to Mold
12/16/2014 2:59:24 PM
In November, The Louisiana Record published a report about two former employees of a national chain of sporting goods stores that allege they became sick after being exposed to mold at the retailer.  The store in question is located in Gretna and the lawsuit was filed at the 24th Judicial District Court.   According to the article, “The defendant is accused of failing to …
FDA allows marketing of the first newborn screening test to help detect Severe Combined Immunodeficiency
12/16/2014 9:52:43 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the EnLite Neonatal TREC Kit, the first screening test permitted to be marketed by FDA for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) in newborns. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 40 to100 new cases of SCID are identified in newborns in the United States each year. SCID …
The Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2014
12/15/2014 1:13:05 PM
This past week, national newborn screening legislation unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives, and is now headed to President Barack Obama’s desk for signature. The bill implements new tracking measures and timetables aimed at eliminating critical delays in the newborn screening process, so that infants with deadly yet treatable genetic disorders can be diagnosed …
Massive Fire in Los Angeles Causes Destruction and Smoke Damage Concerns in Nearby Buildings
Massive Fire in Los Angeles Causes Destruction and Smoke Damage Concerns in Nearby Buildings
12/15/2014 10:22:56 AM
In the early hours of December 8th, approximately 250 firefighters were called to battle a massive blaze in downtown Los Angeles. The fire broke out at a construction site the size of a city block and could be seen from miles away.   The fire, which closed nearby freeways and caused millions of dollars in damages, is under investigation.  Not only did the fire cause …
Danske Bank expects to make goodwill impairments
12/15/2014 9:43:07 AM
Danske Bank expects to make goodwill impairments of about DKK 9 billion in its 2014 annual report. Shareholders’ equity will be reduced by the same amount. This should be viewed in light of shareholders’ equity and total goodwill of DKK 158.7 billion and DKK 18.6 billion, respectively, at 30 September 2014. The goodwill impairments are the result of Danske Bank’s ordinary …
New Expense Data From Concur Helps Finance Departments Brace For A Manic Monday
12/11/2014 5:40:11 PM
Concur ® the world’s leading provider of spend management solutions and services, today released a new analysis that shows the third Monday of December has consistently been the busiest expense (claims) day. The analysis identified December 16 as the busiest day for expense claims in 2013, based on data from the 23,000 companies and 27 million users in 150 countries using …
USDA Seeks Public Comment on New Environmental Quality Incentives Program Rule
12/11/2014 4:08:32 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is publishing a rule that outlines how it will improve the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), one of USDA’s largest conservation programs. The interim final rule includes program changes authorized by Congress in the 2014 Farm Bill. USDA has established a 60-day comment period for the rule. The rule is expected to be available …
Hoffman & Forde Attorneys At Law Clarify Why Real Estate Deals Are Falling Through In New Innovative E-Book
12/11/2014 2:00:00 PM
Hoffman & Forde, a premier Real Estate Law Firm, released a new, cutting-edge e-book to help real estate agents master the essentials of residential real estate. E-book Link Real estate attorneys assists agents in closing more deals predictably and effortlessly. They are able to draft purchase agreements that are tailored to the specific transaction instead the “one …
CFPB Spotlights Concerns with Medical Debt Collection and Reporting
12/11/2014 1:09:22 PM
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report that found medical debt has a significant impact on consumer credit, as 43 million Americans have overdue medical debt on their credit reports. The CFPB is concerned that the systems for incurring, collecting, and reporting medical debt can create difficult challenges for consumers. To better address …
Grammy Foundation® To Present 17Th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative® Luncheon & Scholarship Presentation Featuring Keynote By Congressman Jerrold Nadler
12/10/2014 10:32:37 AM
Scholarship Program For Promising Entertainment Law Students Awards Cash Scholarships; Winners To Present Papers At Annual ELI Luncheon During GRAMMY Week The GRAMMY Foundation ® will present the 17th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative ® Luncheon & Scholarship Presentation featuring a keynote address by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.). Russell …
LaSalle County Generating Station Files License Renewal Application
12/9/2014 5:25:32 PM
Exelon Generation filed a license renewal application today with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for LaSalle County Generating Station in Marseilles, Ill. LaSalle Unit 1 is currently licensed to operate until 2022 and Unit 2 until 2023. The application filing begins a multiyear review by the NRC to extend the station’s license by an additional 20 years. LaSalle Station …
KKC Launches New “The Whistleblower Blog” on International Anti-Corruption Day
12/9/2014 4:00:00 PM
December 9, 2014. Washington, D.C. Today, the law firm of  Kohn, Kohn and Colapinto, LLP  launched “ The Whistleblower Blog .”  This Blog is a  pro bono  public service project sponsored by the whistleblower rights law firm of Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, LLP. The Whistleblower Blog highlights important news, legal developments and policy issues critical to whistleblowers …
Foreign Nationals File Whistleblower Rewards Claims in United States
12/9/2014 8:00:00 AM
Washington, D.C. December 9, 2014.  Today, as part of the U.N. sponsored International Anti-Corruption Day, the National Whistleblower Center issued a report,  The Importance of Whistleblower Rewards in Combating International Corruption , endorsing whistleblower reward laws.  The Center is calling on government’s around the world to enact whistleblower laws and to model …
The African American Male: Are They Truly On the Verge of Extinction?
The African American Male: Are They Truly On the Verge of Extinction?
12/8/2014 9:50:58 PM
According to Reverend Eliakim Thorpe, a public speaker, thought leader, Entrepreneur and ordained minister out of Kalamazoo Michigan, “In the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson Missouri & the Eric Garner choke hold death, we find the consciousness of America gripped again by the ongoing debate of race.” Mr. Thorpe added that most concerning to him, is what …
Toyota Seeks Independent, Industry-Wide Joint Testing Initiative for Takata Airbag Inflators
12/5/2014 10:11:15 AM
Toyota called for a coordinated industry-wide joint initiative to independently test Takata airbag inflators that have been the subject of recent recalls. The goal of this initiative is to address affected automakers’ issues related to the airbag inflator recalls and supplement testing being undertaken by Takata in order to address customer concerns about safety.   “The …