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Sebelius Resigns in ACA Aftermath; Experts Needed

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Experts Available to Comment on Unemployment Benefits Debate

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Legal Expert on Paycheck Fairness Act/Obama Executive Order, and April 9, Equal Pay Day Available for Commentary

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Employees Are Free to Discuss Their Pay, Despite Stalled Paycheck Fairness Act

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Most Americans Won’t Support This Type of ‘Free Speech’

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Russia Sanctions and Natural Gas: Newswise Reporter Expert Request

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Top 10 Cities & States for Job Growth

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Unemployment and job growth continue to capture attention as the U.S. economy rebounds from the Great Recession. This month, the final, revised numbers on state and city job growth for the year 2013 as a whole are out. Research Professor Lee McPheters of the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University provides rankings and analysis of the winners and losers, based on the latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Brain Scans Link Concern for Justice with Reason, Not Emotion

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People who care about justice are swayed more by reason than emotion, according to new brain scan research from the University of Chicago Department of Psychology and Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience.

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Research Finds Soda Tax Does Little to Decrease Obesity

Extra sales taxes on soda may not do anything to improve people’s health, according to new research from health economist Jason Fletcher of the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Shale Could Be Long-Term Home for Problematic Nuclear Waste

Shale, the source of the United States’ current natural gas boom, could help solve another energy problem: what to do with radioactive waste from nuclear power plants. The unique properties of the sedimentary rock and related clay-rich rocks make it ideal for storing the potentially dangerous spent fuel for millennia, according to a geologist studying possible storage sites. He presented his research today at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

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