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Apr 24, 2009

''Obama gets tough on abuses by credit card industry''

"Obama said that while credit cards are an important source of liquidity for consumers and small businesses, 'The days of any time, any reason rate hikes and late fee traps have to end.'"

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Source: USA Today

Apr 24, 2009

''Credit-Card Shocks Anger More Borrowers''

"The Pew Charitable Trusts, in calling for a policy of Safe Credit Card Standards this week, said that 100% of cards allowed the issuer to get paid back in a manner which, according to the Federal Reserve, "is likely to cause substantial monetary damage to consumers," said Nick Bourke, a manager at the institution."

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Source: The Wall Street Journal

Apr 27, 2009

''U.S. Bracing For Swine Flu Pandemic''

''Confirming 42 cases of swine flu in the U.S., the Obama administration said Monday it was responding aggressively as if the outbreak would spread into a full pandemic.''

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Source: CBS News

Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Apr 27, 2009

''Save Antibiotics to Save Human Lives''

''In 2005, an estimated 18,000 people nationwide died from MRSA, one of the growing number of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.''

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Source: Public News Service

Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Apr 27, 2009

''Pew Featured on CBS Evening News''

''Washington, D.C. - In response to the swine flu outbreak, Robert Martin, a senior officer with the Pew Environment Group, discusses industrial hog farms and their potential as prime breeding grounds for new virus strains.''

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Source: CBS Evening News

Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Apr 28, 2009

''Pew Featured on Nightline - ABC News''

''Washington, D.C. - Robert Martin, senior officer with the Pew Environment Group, discusses the two main findings from the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production's report Putting Meat on the Table.''

 

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Source: Nightline - ABC News

Antibiotics in Food Animal Production
Apr 28, 2009

''Food that’s 'To Die For' Shouldn’t Actually Kill You''

''Americans are hungry for action. Congress should act now.''

 

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Source: Politico, The Hill, Roll Call and Congress Daily

Food Hazards
Apr 30, 2009

''About That New, 'Friendly' Consumer Contract''

"Out of the ashes of the financial crisis small flowers are beginning to bloom. One is an initiative in Washington—and among some companies—to curb ambiguous and sometimes abusive consumer contracts, especially in the credit-card industry. But before anyone celebrates the budding reforms, it's worth looking at how an earlier campaign to clean up customer agreements led right back to confusion and frustration."

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Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

May 15, 2009

''Credit Card Reform Confronts Multiple Consumer Complaints''

"Congress is expected to send credit card reform legislation to President Barack Obama for signing by the Memorial Day weekend."

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Source: The Tennessean

May 17, 2009

''Toxic Plastic''

"Congress is on the verge of passing legislation that would transform the way credit card companies and consumers interact."

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Source: The Washington Post

May 19, 2009

''Graduates Get Option to Repay Student Loans Based on Income''

Starting July 1, borrowers will have a new option: a repayment program that caps monthly payments based on income. It targets borrowers who would have a hard time paying basic living expenses if they had to make standard monthly payments on their loans, says Lauren Asher, acting president for the Project on Student Debt.

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Source: USA Today

May 20, 2009

''Bill Aims to Soften Credit Card Rate Shocks''

''The Senate passed legislation Tuesday to protect credit card holders from sudden interest rate increases, but consumer groups and card issuers warned that people are still likely to face obstacles in getting and maintaining credit.''

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Source: The Miami Herald

May 20, 2009

''Credit Card Bill a Boon to Consumers''

"It's not a bailout, but this could be quite a week for consumers, with the President expected to sign by Memorial Day the most sweeping reforms of credit card industry regulations in more than 20 years."

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Source: The Hartford Courant

May 20, 2009

''Congress Sends Obama a Bill with Sweeping New Rules for the Credit Card Industry''

''Congress on Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a bill with sweeping new rules for the credit card industry that will affect just about every American. The House voted 361-64 for the bill on Wednesday. The Senate had already approved the measure by a 90-5 vote on Tuesday.''

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Source: Newsday

May 22, 2009

''Credit Card Law Has Some Unplanned Booby Traps, Including Higher Rates, Fees, Tighter Credit''

"The new credit card law is receiving widespread kudos as a victory for cardholders over the lenders that impose "gotcha" fees and penalties with scant justification and little notice."

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Source: Los Angeles Times

Jun 18, 2009

''Biochemist Named 2009 Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences''

"Jennifer G. DeLuca, assistant professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, is one of 17 recipients of the 2009 Pew Scholars Award in the Biomedical Sciences. As a Pew Scholar, DeLuca will receive a $240,000 award over four years to support her research and gains inclusion into a select community of scientists that encourages collaboration and the exchange of ideas."

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Source: Today @ Colorado State

Biomedical Research
Jun 27, 2009

''Banking on the previously unbanked''

"In the wake of the financial crisis, it's a challenge to figure out which banks to trust with your money. According to a new Gallup poll this week, our confidence in the banking system is pretty low to say the least. A record low 22 percent in fact."

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Source: American Public Media Marketplace

Jul 1, 2009

''Two States Restrict Firms' Gifts to Doctors''

"Under laws taking effect Wednesday in Massachusetts and Vermont, pharmaceutical companies and medical-device makers will be banned from giving doctors such gifts as resort trips or even coffee mugs."

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Source: The Wall Street Journal

Conflicts of Interest
Jul 6, 2009

''Jon Boyle Named ’09 Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences''

"University of Pittsburgh professor Jon Boyle’s ongoing investigation into the unique molecular relationship between disease-causing microorganisms and their hosts has earned him recognition by the Pew Charitable Trusts as a 2009 Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences, an honor he shares with some of the nation’s top researchers, including two Nobel laureates."

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Source: Pitt Chronicle

Biomedical Research
Jul 9, 2009

''President Honors Outstanding Early-Career Scientists''

"President Obama today named 100 beginning researchers as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on young professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers."

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Source: The White House, Office of the Press Secretary

Biomedical Research
Aug 8, 2009

''The Business of Poverty''

On PBS' Bill Moyers Journal, Safe Banking Opportunities project director Matt Fellowes spoke about financial products and services utilized by lower-income consumers, the market opportunity in serving these households, and how it can be improved to benefit both these consumers as well as the businesses serving them.

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Source: Bill Moyers Journal on PBS

Aug 12, 2009

''The New Math of Financial Aid''

Despite the availability of federal money, many students rely on private loans from banks. According to TICAS's Project on Student Debt, the proportion of undergrads who took out such loans jumped from 5 percent in 2003–04 to 14 percent in 2007–08.

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Source: Newsweek

Aug 17, 2009

''City’s Poor Still Distrust Banks''

"In 1986, when the Lower East Side had just one bank in a 100-square-block area, the high numbers of residents without bank accounts alarmed the city but did not surprise anyone. In the years since, the number of bank branches has skyrocketed, with the big names compelled to open in underserved areas."

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Source: The New York Times

Aug 18, 2009

''Starting Thursday, Credit Card Users Get More Rights''

"The first phase of the landmark credit card legislation signed by President Obama in May will take effect this week, forcing card issuers to give consumers more time to pay their bills and to consider interest rate increases."

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Source: The Washington Post

Aug 18, 2009

''Activists Focus on Conflicts of Interest Among Doctors With Ties to Industry''

"94 percent of physicians have 'a relationship' with the pharmaceutical, medical device or other related industries, according to a national survey of physicians published two years ago in the New England Journal of Medicine."

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Source: The Washington Post

Conflicts of Interest