AARP Pennsylvania State Director Dick Chevrefils released a statement following today's passage of the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010 by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill stops a scheduled payment cut to doctors in Medicare, ensuring seniors can continue to see their physicians for the next year. Chevrefils' statement follows:
"AARP Pennsylvania thanks the U.S. House of Representatives for swiftly passing this important legislation that will ensure people in Medicare can see their doctors next year. In recent ... read more
On Thursday afternoon the U.S. Senate again failed to secure a supermajority vote needed to break a filibuster preventing a debate and vote on the Defense Authorization Bill, which includes provisions to repeal the controversial "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy on the service of gays in the military. The cloture vote garnered 57 votes, with 60 needed for cloture. Below are the comments of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), a leading advocate for repealing the current policy.
"The stage is ever ... read more
Medicare beneficiaries residing in rural areas of the country may not be able to obtain power wheelchairs prescribed by their physicians if the Medicare program implements a mandatory rental policy as scheduled in January, according to home medical equipment providers and consumer groups.
Stakeholders are asking Congress to delay for a year the policy that would eliminate a beneficiary's option to have Medicare purchase the equipment during the first month the patient has it. In place of the first-month purchase option, ... read more
Family Research Council applauded Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senators John McCain and Jim Inhofe, along with Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, who stood together to stop the Defense Authorization bill from being considered by the Senate.
The Defense Authorization bill, which is not required in order to fund the U.S. Armed Forces, currently contains amendments that would overturn existing law on homosexuality in the military and also would turn U.S. military hospitals into abortion clinics worldwide.
Marine ... read more
Humana Military Healthcare Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana
Inc. (NYSE: HUM), received a Gold Award for ‘Best eBusiness’ web site
during the 11th Annual eHealthcare Leadership Awards
sponsored by Strategic Healthcare Communications. The eHealthcare
Leadership Awards recognize excellence in health care organizations and
... read more
Learning Tree International, Inc. (NASDAQ:LTRE) announced today its
revenues and results of operations for its fourth quarter and fiscal
year 2010, which ended October 1, 2010.
In its fourth quarter of fiscal year 2010, Learning Tree reported
revenues of ... read more
BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/09/10 -- Spencer Pharmaceutical Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SPPH) announced today after the markets closed that it will be announcing a material event before the market opens Friday, December 10, 2010.
About Spencer Pharmaceutical Inc.
Spencer Pharmaceutical Inc. is a US-based Pharmaceutical Research and Development Corporation, which is developing innovative drug release and absorption systems for the treatment of metabolic diseases such as diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
Important Information About Forward-Looking Statements in this press release may ... read more
MAVERICK Technologies, a global provider of industrial automation,
enterprise integration and sustaining services, has been named Control
Engineering magazine’s 2011 System Integrator of the Year. A panel
of nine judges selected MAVERICK for its project success, formal
business procedures and overall client satisfaction.
... read more
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed the arrest of a Baltimore, Maryland man for allegedly attempting to detonate what he believed to be a car bomb outside the Armed Forces recruiting station in Cantonsville, Maryland yesterday.
Antonio Martinez, 21, who is a naturalized citizen and reportedly goes by Muhammed Hussain, was charged with attempting to murder federal officers and employees and attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction.
"We commend Federal authorities for the intensive investigation that led to this ... read more
Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN) announced today that its Board of
Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $15 million of the
Company’s common stock.
Kopin intends to finance the repurchase program with available cash. The
Company plans to ... read more
Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD), a leading global manufacturer and
supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within
the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today
updated its guidance for the fourth quarter of 2010.
The Company is maintaining ... read more
Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX) today announced the formation of a
new joint venture company with Genesis Networks Enterprises, LLC
(Genesis). Black Box will hold a minority interest in this new joint
venture to be called Genesis Networks Integration Services, LLC. This
venture, based on Genesis’ existing ... read more
Even more San Diego County residents, businesses and visitors can now enjoy enhanced high-speed wireless data and voice connections in the area of Skyline Drive and Jamacha Road within the city of Lemon Grove, thanks to recent Verizon Wireless network upgrades. Hundreds of upgrades since December 2009 have increased the company's 3G data and voice capacity by nearly thirty percent in Southern California. The increased capacity means more users are empowered to surf the web, download applications and content, and ... read more
The Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) honored Rupert Murdoch, News Corporation Chairman and CEO, at its 2010 One Love One Cause Gala event. Murdoch was recognized Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel with a 6:30pm reception and 8:30pm dinner and award presentation in honor of his support of the ALR.
In attendance to honor Murdoch were Gala Chairs, Robert Wood Johnson IV - Chairman and CEO, New York Jets; and Robert W. Pittman - Chairman and Founder, ... read more
Winland Electronics, Inc. (AMEX: WEX), a leading designer and
manufacturer of custom electronic control products and systems, today
announced the Company will hold a Special Meeting of Shareholders (the
“Special Meeting”) of Winland Electronics, Inc. on Wednesday, December
29, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. local time, at ... read more
TUSTIN, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/09/10 -- Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPHM),
a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing first-in-class
monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer and viral infections,
today announced financial results for the second quarter ended October 31,
2010 for its fiscal year (FY) 2011 and provided an update on the progress
of its clinical development programs.
"Our Phase II oncology programs for our broad-spectrum antibody bavituximab
and novel brain cancer therapy Cotara® are building value for Peregrine as
we execute our clinical and regulatory strategies," ... read more
Since its inception in 1999, Adtech's philosophy has been focused on being opportunistic and flexible. Adtech's attitude continues with the launch of a new corporate image and streamlined organizational structure - all to further enhance Adtech's customer experience - hailed as "The Adtech Experience."
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Adtech, a global provider of computer technology solutions and services, launched the new company structure and branding in August 2010. The new company structure focuses on broadening their offerings of ... read more
The Board of Directors of Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC) today declared a quarterly dividend of 0.23 Swiss Francs (CHF) per share, payable on February 23, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 28, 2011, subject to a required filing with the Swiss Commercial Register.
Additionally, the board recommended that shareholders approve an annual dividend of $1.00 per share at the company's annual general meeting of shareholders to be held on March 9, 2011. The ... read more
The mobile Duracell Smart Power Lab continued its tour of New York City today with a visit to one of New York's centers of fashion, the Meatpacking District. Carson Kressley, Robert Verdi, Tinsley Mortimer, Joey Wolffer, Eric Goldstein, Charlotte Ronson, Richie Rich, and Jo Lance, not only helped welcome the mobile pop-up, but also jumped on Power Rovers to help Duracell light the 2011 numerals in Times Square on New Year's Eve.
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Fresh off its visit to the Broadway ... read more