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  • FREEP This Poll: Which candidate do you favor in the race for Indiana governor?

    09/01/2012 8:02:54 AM PDT · by Military family member · 4 replies
    The Tribune-Star ^ | 9/1/2012 | The Tribune-Star
    John Gregg, Democrat Mike Pence, Republican Undecided Rupert Boneham, Libertarian
  • Did politics bounce GOP candidate from parade?

    09/01/2012 7:59:36 AM PDT · by Military family member · 4 replies
    The Tribune-Star ^ | 9/1/2012 | Brian Boyce
    A Republican candidate for Vigo County office claims he was booted from Terre Haute’s Labor Day Parade because of his party affiliation. Caleb Fleschner, a Republican candidate running for Vigo County commissioner, said Friday afternoon politics are to blame for his removal from the parade line-up. But Charles Toth, head of the Wabash Valley Central Labor Council AFL-CIO’s parade committee, said political affiliation had nothing to do with the rejection. Toth did say, however, that the organization does reserve the right to determine who participates in its event.
  • FRepp this Poll! Should the U.S. reduce the size of the Defense Department?

    01/07/2012 3:57:57 PM PST · by Military family member · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/7/2012 | Fox News
    Yes, with the wars winding down it's time to turn the page I'm ok with reducing the size of our military and increasing our weapons and unmanned vehicles No, our security operations are already taxed to the limit Don't want to, but we have to I'm ok with it as long as the forces themselves are unaffected
  • MSNBC ads on USA pushing a tax increase

    12/14/2011 10:43:07 AM PST · by Military family member · 7 replies
    12/14/2011 | Military Family Member
    I've been seeing a series of ads on USA network today, including one with Chris Matthews, talking about "unfair" the current tax situation is. Does anyone know anything about this?
  • FReep this Poll: Which of these current political movements best represents your views?

    10/28/2011 7:19:06 AM PDT · by Military family member · 8 replies
    Tribune-Star ^ | Oct. 28, 2011 | Tribune-Star
    Please FREEP this poll! Which of these current political movements best represents your views? Occupy Wall Street The Tea Party Neither, they're both too extreme
  • Last living US WWI vet dies in West Virginia

    02/28/2011 4:57:31 PM PST · by Military family member · 14 replies
    WTHI TV 10 ^ | 2/28/2011 | WTHI TV 10
    MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - What was it like? What was it like in the trenches? What was it like in all those places whose names have faded in the dusty recesses of memory, places like Ypres and Gallipoli, Verdun and the Marne? What was it like to fight the war that was supposed to make the world safe for democracy? There's no one left to ask.
  • Democrats delay Indiana House amid Union protests

    02/22/2011 12:50:49 PM PST · by Military family member · 42 replies
    Tribune-Star ^ | Feb. 22, 2011 | AP
    INDIANAPOLIS — The absence of Democratic legislators from the Indiana House extended into the afternoon with several hundred union members at the Statehouse protesting Republican-backed labor bills. Speakers at a midday rally today told the union members that Republicans had declared a “war on labor” with proposals restricting teacher collective bargaining and so-called right-to-work legislation.
  • FReep this Poll: Do you support the Right to Work Law?

    02/22/2011 12:40:20 PM PST · by Military family member · 20 replies
    My Wabash Valley ^ | Feb. 22,2011 | WTWO
    Please Freep this Poll: Do you support the Right to Work Law? No Yes Undecided The Indiana Democrats followed the Wisconsin Democrats. Help us send a message.
  • Mitch Daniels leads 2010 ABATE Ride to Benefit the Indiana National Guard

    08/18/2010 12:43:19 PM PDT · by Military family member · 31 replies
    Mitch Daniels ^ | 8/18/2010
    Gov. Mitch Daniels recently took to the streets and Highways of Indiana, leading the 2010 ABATE ride to benefit the Indiana National Guard.
  • Man tries to cash forged check for one million dollars at a bank's drive-through window

    07/28/2010 4:18:10 PM PDT · by Military family member · 41 replies · 3+ views
    Greene County Daily World | 7/27/2010 | Anna Rochelle
    A rural Bloomfield man who went to the drive-through window of the Eastern Heights branch of the Bloomfield State Bank early Friday morning, and tried to cash a check for one million dollars, didn't drive off with any cash. Later the same day, Lt. Bryan Woodall of the Greene County Sheriff's Department gave the man a ride to the county jail.
  • The limits of the recess appointment power

    07/09/2010 6:29:09 AM PDT · by Military family member · 7 replies
    Stubborn Facts ^ | 7/9/2010 | Simon Dodd
    Article II § 2 of the Constitution authorizes the President "to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session." On the 26th of last month, the Senate entered recess, see 156 Cong. Rec. S2180 (2010), and the following day, President Obama announced fifteen recess appointments. This essay will explain why I don't think those appointments are valid, and why circuit-level caselaw to the contrary is unpersuasive.
  • FReep this poll: Who will prevail in the DOJ's lawsuit against Arizona's illegal immigrant law?

    07/09/2010 3:07:12 AM PDT · by Military family member · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 7/9/2010 | Journal of Business
    Who will prevail in the DOJ's lawsuit against Arizona's illegal immigrant law? Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice The State of Arizona and its people. No one.
  • FReep this poll:Should untested technology be used in the Gulf to clean up the oil?

    07/06/2010 7:59:01 AM PDT · by Military family member · 4 replies
    The Journal of Business ^ | 7/6/2010 | The Journal of Business
    Should untested technology be used in the Gulf to clean up the oil? Yes, anything that can help will help and should be used. Yes, after additional testing has taken place. No, only tested technology should be used. No, the technology isn't 100% reliable. I don't know
  • Becoming a United States Citizen: Taking the Oath.

  • Becoming a United States Citizen: Taking the Oath.

  • Police Manhunt Continues In West Central Indiana

    06/30/2010 12:50:11 PM PDT · by Military family member · 5 replies
    WTWO ^ | 6/30/2010 | WTWO
    Two of the three suspects in Monday night's attempted home invasion are still on the loose. The Vigo County Sheriff's Department considers them armed and dangerous. Police did arrest a man Tuesday walking along S.R. 246. That's just south of the Pimento apartment where the home invasion was attempted. The man's name is unknown, but the Vigo County Sheriff's Department says they're confident he's not involved and have released him. Greg Ewing says, "We did take him in for identification. He had no identification on him whatsoever. We have determined, however, he is an illegal alien at this time."
  • VA Celebrates 66th Anniversary of GI Bill

    06/24/2010 10:17:00 AM PDT · by Military family member
    More than $3.6 Billion in Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits Issued WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On the 66th anniversary of signing the GI Bill into law, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it has issued more than $3.6 billion in the bill’s newest manifestation, the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Benefit payments under the bill, implemented last year, have gone to more than 285,000 people and their educational institutions.
  • VA Celebrates 66th Anniversary of GI Bill

    06/24/2010 10:16:53 AM PDT · by Military family member · 11 replies · 1+ views
    More than $3.6 Billion in Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits Issued WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On the 66th anniversary of signing the GI Bill into law, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced it has issued more than $3.6 billion in the bill’s newest manifestation, the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Benefit payments under the bill, implemented last year, have gone to more than 285,000 people and their educational institutions.
  • FReep this poll: Do you agree with the Federal Court Ruling lifting Obama's drilling ban?

    06/23/2010 1:36:32 AM PDT · by Military family member · 11 replies
    6/23/2010
    Do you agree with the Federal Court Ruling lifting Obama's drilling ban? Yes No Not Sure Don't Care
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors to Bring Mayors to Gulf Coast

    06/19/2010 8:15:42 AM PDT · by Military family member · 5 replies · 225+ views
    NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The President of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), Burnsville (MN) Mayor Elizabeth Kautz, along with USCM Second Vice President Philadelphia (PA) Mayor Michael Nutter and USCM CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran, will lead the nation’s mayors on a mission to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast Monday, June 21 to stand in solidarity with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the mayors of the region impacted by the BP oil disaster, and to push Washington and BP to accept the recommendations on response to and recovery from the disaster adopted last week at the 78th...
  • Dora, SpongeBob SquarePants TomTom Device Users Navigate Beyond Dora’s “Map” and Bikini Bottom

    06/18/2010 8:17:53 AM PDT · by Military family member · 9 replies · 385+ views
    Newest Additions to TomTom’s Voice Library from Nickelodeon Make Family Adventures More Enjoyable CONCORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TomTom, the world’s leading provider of location and navigation solutions, today announces that the official voices of Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants are now available for users of TomTom devices. The new voices incorporate dialogue from the Nickelodeon show characters with TomTom device voice commands to help safely and efficiently guide TomTom users to their destinations. Dora the Explorer delivers navigation instructions for the eager explorer, such as, “We need to exit left ahead. ¡Vámonos! We're getting closer!” and “Adventures are better with...
  • Leading Index for Indiana fell in May, but decline seen as temporary

    06/18/2010 7:31:53 AM PDT · by Military family member · 3 replies · 179+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 6/18/2010 | The Journal of Business
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- After rising in March and April, the Leading Index for Indiana (LII) fell in May. "Amidst troubling economic events like the Gulf oil spill and a more than 10 percent drop in the stock market, the LII retreated in May," observed Timothy Slaper, director of economic analysis at the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. "The LII's reversal suggests that the economic recovery will continue to be slow. "Much of the LII's pullback, however, can be attributed to investor jitters over the economy both domestically and in the European Union, signaling that...
  • Prayers requested for my cousin, diagnosed with cancer

    06/17/2010 8:35:49 AM PDT · by Military family member · 51 replies · 330+ views
    6/17/2010 | Military family member
    My oldest cousin's 21 year old daughter gave birth to her first son 10 days ago, then was diagnosed with advanced non-Hodgskins Lymphoma the next day. Christina lives in Boston area, and will immediately begin both radiation and chemotherapy in an attempt to stop the advance of the cancer. Your prayers in this matter would be greatly appreciated.
  • FReep this Poll: What is your evaluation of President Obama's first Oval Office Address?

    06/16/2010 12:26:01 PM PDT · by Military family member · 29 replies · 707+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 6/16/2010 | The Journal of Business
    What is your evaluation of President Obama's first Oval Office Address? President Obama blew me away with his brilliant presentation. President Obama reaffirmed my faith that he is a strong leader. President Obama's speech was adequate, but uninspiring. President Obama's speech was mediocre at best. President Obama's speech was a rare miss; I was disappointed. President Obama proved once again that he does not know what he's doing. President Obama gave a speech?
  • Construction Materials Prices Up Again in May

    06/16/2010 11:38:48 AM PDT · by Military family member · 4 replies · 271+ views
    For the seventh month in a row, the price of construction materials and supplies increased in May, rising 0.7 percent, according to the June 16 producer price index report by the U.S. Labor Department. Prices are 5.9 percent higher from May 2009. (See Analysis below)
  • •The Unacceptable face of capitalism

    06/15/2010 8:07:48 PM PDT · by Military family member · 21 replies · 429+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 6/15/2010 | Mick Pattinson
    What happened to Wall Street? Before Congress and the eyes of the world the executives of financial giant Goldman Sachs admitted that they bet against America. They created financial instruments that they compared with manure so that they and their clients could place big bets on mortgages and housing. For the winners there were fortunes to be made, even if our financial system was taken to the point of destruction and our children handed a debt burden of unimaginable proportions. In his latest best seller "The Big Short" author Michael Lewis tells the stories of others who made the same...
  • FCC releases comprehensive analysis on network capacity for nationwide mobile public safety network

    06/15/2010 6:47:44 AM PDT · by Military family member · 1 replies · 187+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 6/15/2010 | FCC
    Washington, D.C. -- The Federal Communications Commission today released a comprehensive white paper which provides the capacity analysis behind the National Broadband Plan recommendations for the deployment and operation of a nationwide 4G wireless public safety network that allows first responders to seamlessly communicate across geographies and agencies, regardless of devices. The white paper, titled: “The Public Safety Nationwide Interoperable Broadband Network, A New Model For Capacity, Performance and Cost”, shows that the 10 MHz of dedicated spectrum currently allocated to public safety will provide the capacity and performance necessary for day-to-day communications and serious emergency situations. One study cited...
  • FReep this Poll: What about the TEA party demonstrations is not being covered by the media?

    06/14/2010 2:09:10 PM PDT · by Military family member · 5 replies · 234+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 6/15/2010 | The Journal of Business
    What about the TEA party demonstrations, if anything, is not being covered by the media? The TEA Party protesters are not causing violence. The White House has orchestrated counterprotests and inflitration of the TEA Party events. The media is not reporrting the true numbers; far more people attend than have been reported. The media has be thorough in its coverage of the TEA Party events The TEA Party people are violent thugs who should be stopped. The TEA Party people want to overthrown the government. The TEA Party events are a grassroots movement with a goal of letting the government...
  • Senate Passes Cruise Vessel Safety Legislation

    06/11/2010 9:40:19 AM PDT · by Military family member · 7 replies · 253+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Cruise Victims Association (ICV) applauds Senate passage today of a measure ensuring the safety of cruise ship passengers on the high seas. ICV, with members and friends in more than 20 countries, represents victims of crime on cruise ships, their families and friends, and individuals concerned about the problems of victimization and disappearances on cruise ships. The Cruise Vessel Safety and Security Act of 2009 requires cruise lines to report all crimes aboard cruise ships plus take other actions to protect the victims of crimes on cruise ships. The first measure of its kind, the approval...
  • Chicago Law Firm, THE LAW GROUP,Investigates a Statewide Class Action Lawsuit Against Subway

    06/11/2010 9:37:50 AM PDT · by Military family member · 9 replies · 439+ views
    CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THE LAW GROUP, LTD. announces today that it is investigating the first Statewide Class Action against Subway Restaurants, on behalf of all residents of Illinois who allegedly sustained injuries associated with Salmonella bacteria after eating a Subway sandwich. “Our investigation reveals that between May 11, 2010 and May 25, 2010, Illinois Subway restaurants, owned by Connecticut based, Doctor’s Associates, Inc., sold sandwiches containing a dangerous strain of Salmonella bacteria known as Hvittingfoss,” said Chicago attorney, Kenneth B. Moll. Attorney Moll has represented claimants in several high profile product cases including the 2000 Sara Lee litigation which involved hundreds of...
  • Will legislation on carbon emissions have a positive impact on the United States and the World?

    06/11/2010 8:31:25 AM PDT · by Military family member · 4 replies · 130+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 6/11/2010 | Journal of Business
    Will legislation on carbon and greenhouse gas emissions have a positive impact on the United States and the World? Yes, we have to face facts and stop global warming now. Yes, the US needs to step up to the plate and take a leadership position on this issue. Yes, we only have one earth, and if we don't protect it, we will die! No, global warming is a myth, with faulty science at best. No, the proposed legislation will destroy an already fragile economy. No, carbon dioxide is part of the food chain, and this legislation could actually hurt that...
  • New Autism Genes Discovered

    06/10/2010 8:19:48 AM PDT · by Military family member · 13 replies · 96+ views
    JournaL of Business ^ | 6/10/2010 | Business Wire
    PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An international consortium of researchers working under the auspices of Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, has announced new genetic discoveries from the second phase of its collaborative study: the Autism Genome Project. The results were published June 10, 2010, in the journal Nature, one of the world’s most respected peer-reviewed scientific publications. The Autism Genome Project (AGP) (www.autismgenome.org) consists of 120 scientists from more than 60 institutions representing 11 countries. Included in the consortium were scientists from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital and Stanford University. Joachim Hallmayer, M.D., associate professor of Psychiatry, and...
  • Here Comes Wal-Mart there Goes Carbon

    06/09/2010 6:41:13 AM PDT · by Military family member · 7 replies · 27+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 6/9/2010 | Tom Rooney
    You never heard of the world’s greatest -- and most unlikely -- environmentalist, Mike Duke. See? Told you. While Senators Lieberman and Kerry ponder what to do about carbon in our atmosphere, Duke has done more to take more carbon out of more lives than any person on the planet. And in the next five years, he will do even more. Right behind Duke are Bob McDonald and Stuart Woolf, and hundreds of others who are hardly household names. All warriors in the fight for renewable and sustainable energy.
  • FReep this Poll:Which Republican Candidate would most like to see face Barrak Obama in 2012?

    06/08/2010 6:30:02 AM PDT · by Military family member · 53 replies · 178+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 6/8/2010 | The Journa of Business
    Which Republican Candidate would most like to see face Barrak Obama in 2012? Mike Pence Mike Huckabee Sarah Palin Mitch Daniels Eric Cantor Bobby Jindal Newt Gingrich Mitt Romney Gen. David Petraeus Rudy Guiliani Jeb Bush Not listed here.
  • China Beijing Environmental Exchange and VantagePoint Partners Launch the China Low Carbon Index

    06/05/2010 1:15:03 PM PDT · by Military family member · 3 replies · 244+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 6/5/2010 | Business Wire
    BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The China Beijing Environmental Exchange (“CBEEX”) and VantagePoint Partners, a global leader in CleanTech investing, today launched the first Chinese low carbon equity index. The China Low Carbon Index (“the Index”) is the first index to track China’s CleanTech sector and the first RMB-denominated low carbon index. The China Low Carbon Index was officially announced at the Earth Temple Forum being held in Beijing. The Index will provide investors with valuable insight into Chinese CleanTech companies, which have often outperformed their peers in other markets: VantagePoint’s research and analysis of China’s CleanTech sector found that the market capitalizations of...
  • FReep this poll:Should the Federal Government step in to rescue the Journalism industry?

    06/04/2010 11:01:00 AM PDT · by Military family member · 4 replies · 378+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 6/4/2010 | The Journal of Business
    Should the Federal Government step in to rescue the Journalism industry? Yes, changes in technology require government involvement Yes, the government is the only means of saving a vital part of our society. No, government involvement is unconstitutional. No, we don't need another bailout. Who reads newspapers? Why not? Everyone else is getting a bailout.
  • Government Intervention in Newspapers Will Cause Serious Harm

    06/04/2010 10:46:13 AM PDT · by Military family member · 11 replies · 330+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 6/4/2010 | Jason Stverak
    Jason Stverak, President of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, a national leading organization on nonprofit journalism, released the following statement concerning the Federal Trade Commission releasing a 47-page staff discussion draft purposed for “reinventing journalism.” The draft discussion entitled "Potential Policy Recommendations to Support the Reinvention of Journalism," outlines major government intervention to help the struggling newspaper business.
  • Nonresidential Construction Employment Falls in May

    06/04/2010 9:39:49 AM PDT · by Military family member · 1 replies · 223+ views
    "A combination of factors, including still tight credit and high commercial vacancy rates, conspired to reverse what had been growing construction employment momentum." —ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu Employment in the nation’s nonresidential construction industry fell by 4,200 jobs in May after an across-the-board jobs gain the previous month, according to June 4 employment report by the U.S. Labor Department. Since May 2009, the nonresidential building construction sector has lost 55,400 jobs, or 7.5 percent, and the employment stands at 684,300.
  • Purdue technology could help cleanup oil spills

    06/03/2010 2:27:10 PM PDT · by Military family member · 5 replies · 262+ views
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A new type of membrane that separates oil from water developed by Purdue University material engineers may be used to clean up oil spills such as BP's massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Jeffrey Youngblood, a Purdue assistant professor of materials engineering, has created technology that could eventually be used to help with environmental cleanups. The technology could be used for a variety of other applications, including water purification and industrial uses.
  • Uncertain Times Make Workplace Safety a Higher Priority

    06/02/2010 11:15:36 AM PDT · by Military family member · 161+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 6/3/2010 | Rich Cordivari
    The attempted car bombing in Times Square has penetrated the nation’s consciousness, awakening fear and uncertainty as people go about their daily lives. While police, Federal and State governments are working hard to keep us safe, it’s paramount that each and every one of us – whether we are in the heart of the Big Apple or in a rural area – be aware that if we “see something, say something.” Everyone needs to be vigilant, take notice of their surroundings, and report suspicious items or activities to local authorities immediately. In the case of the alleged Times Square terrorism...
  • New automated tool 'debugs' nuclear weapon simulations

    06/01/2010 12:36:42 PM PDT · by Military family member · 9 replies · 202+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 6/1/2010 | Emil Venere
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University researchers, working with high-performance computing experts at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, have created an automated program to "debug" simulations used to more efficiently certify the nation's nuclear weapons. The program, called AutomaDeD (pronounced like automated), finds errors in computer code for complex "parallel" programs. "The simulations take several weeks to run, and then they have to be debugged to correct errors in the code," said Saurabh Bagchi, an associate professor in Purdue's School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. "The error might have occurred in the first hour of operation, and if you had known...
  • Nonresidential Construction Spending Bounces Up in April

    06/01/2010 9:42:33 AM PDT · by Military family member · 1 replies · 154+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 6/1/2010 | US Census Bureau
    For the first time since March 2009, private nonresidential construction spending increased 1.7 percent in April, according to the June 1 report by the U.S. Census Bureau. However, on a year-over-year basis, private nonresidential construction spending is down 24.6 percent. Total nonresidential construction – which includes both private and public – is up 2 percent for the month, the second consecutive monthly increase. Since April 2009, total nonresidential construction spending is down 16.1 percent and now stands at $596.9 billion.
  • Freep this poll: Does the "Green" label on a product impact your buying decision?

    06/01/2010 9:26:30 AM PDT · by Military family member · 39 replies · 793+ views
    Journal of Business ^ | 6/1/2010 | Journal of Business
    Does the "Green" label on a product impact your buying decision? Yes, I actively seek out only those products with "Green" labels. Yes, if it comes down to two products, one "Green" the other not, I will pick the "Green" item. Maybe, if it catches my eye and fits my budget, I may consider a "Green" Product. No, "Green" products have no impact on my buying decision. Yes, I actively avoid buying "Green" products. I don't understand what all the fuss is about. No, I believe "Green" products are a waste of time, money and energy.
  • SPEA policy brief addresses problem of 'underwater' mortgages

    06/01/2010 9:16:00 AM PDT · by Military family member · 2 replies · 182+ views
    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A new policy brief from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs finds no obvious answers for the millions of American homeowners who are "underwater" on their mortgages, owing more than their property is worth. Writing in the May 2010 issue of SPEA Insights, Ashlyn Aiko Nelson, an assistant professor at IU Bloomington, notes that the federal response, focusing on stabilizing the financial sector and encouraging the modification of some problem mortgages, has done little to curb the rise in mortgage defaults and foreclosures.
  • Americans in the Dark on Green Jobs, Study Shows

    06/01/2010 8:22:59 AM PDT · by Military family member · 16 replies · 326+ views
    Journal of Business ^ | 6/1/2010 | CCA
    Washington, DC – The vast majority of Americans have yet to understand how to access green job opportunities created by billions of dollars invested in such programs through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. A recent national survey commissioned by the Career College Association and conducted online by Harris Interactive® from March 9-11, 2010, indicates that nearly 94 percent of American adults believe people would be at least somewhat likely to consider pursuing green-related education if the federal government were to provide a financial incentive; however, only one percent have already obtained or are obtaining education for green jobs.
  • Did The Recession Make Us A Nation of Tightwads?

    05/28/2010 9:04:09 AM PDT · by Military family member · 54 replies · 809+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 5/28/2010 | Donna Every
    We don’t spend as much as we used to, and we are keeping an eye on our debt. That’s what a new Associated Press study says about the spending habits of U.S. consumers in the wake of the recession that pummeled the economy in 2009. The new AP Economy Survey asked 44 leading economists whether the recession created a "new frugality" among consumers that will outlive the recession. Two-thirds said yes.
  • Purdue professor assists team in researching size of Gulf oil spill

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - A team of scientists and engineers, including Purdue University mechanical engineering professor Steven Wereley, released figures Thursday (May 27) showing that at least 12,000-19,000 barrels of oil are flowing daily into the Gulf of Mexico in the aftermath of an April 20 oil rig explosion. That means the BP PLC oil spill off the coast of Louisiana has already surpassed the Exxon Valdez as the worst in U.S. history, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Using the most conservative estimate, 450,000 barrels of oil, or 19 million gallons, have leaked into the Gulf since the...
  • Labor Leader Sees New Hope for Economy

    05/28/2010 8:00:22 AM PDT · by Military family member · 11 replies · 260+ views
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – “In the weeks ahead, we will be given the opportunity to change the direction of our environment, economy and national security. The American Power Act has given us all that opportunity – business and labor, Democrats and Republicans, young and old – to finally transform this nation from energy dependence to independence, and from an energy importer to exporter. In the process, hundreds of thousands of high-paying jobs per year will be created here in America, and every step must be taken to assure that those workers receive fair wages.”
  • Ford to Announce Discontinuation of Mercury Brand; Edmunds.com Expects Ford to Keep Most Customers

    05/28/2010 7:57:35 AM PDT · by Military family member · 54 replies · 737+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 5/27/2010 | Business Wire
    SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bloomberg has reported that Ford will soon announce the discontinuation of the Mercury brand. When Mercury shuts down, Ford is likely to keep most of its customers, according to Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive information. Edmunds.com’s cross-shopping analysis indicates that 46 percent of Mercury shoppers currently consider Ford vehicles, and that Chevrolet and Honda are also popular alternatives.
  • Obama Nominates Rose Alumnus Robert Wilkins for Federal Bench

    05/28/2010 7:55:35 AM PDT · by Military family member · 6 replies · 177+ views
    The Journal of Business ^ | 5/28/2010 | Dale Long
    President Barack Obama has nominated Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology alumnus Robert Wilkins to a seat on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Washington, D.C. Wilkins, a 1986 chemical engineering graduate, is a former special litigation chief at the District of Columbia Public Defender Service, and a trial and appellate lawyer for the Venable LLP law firm. He specializes in corporate defense/white collar, technology and commercial litigation practice groups. Obama tapped Wilkins, a 1989 Harvard Law School alumnus, for an opening that was created when Judge James Robertson took senior status in 2008. The president also nominated...