News tagged with federal money

Do academic rankings create inequality?

A study led by a Michigan State University scholar questions whether higher education ranking systems are creating competition simply for the sake of competition at a time when universities are struggling financially.

dateAug 14, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Four Canadians indicted on US gambling charges

US authorities seized the gambling website Bodog on Tuesday and announced the indictment of four Canadians on charges of illegal sports betting and money laundering, including founder Calvin Ayre.

dateFeb 28, 2012 in Internet
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Discovered: Audubon's first engraving of a bird

In 1824, three years before he began to publish his famous "double elephant folio" The Birds of America, John James Audubon (1785-1851), the eminent artist of American birds and animals, created a drawing ...

dateJul 29, 2010 in Other
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Ambitious timetable for electronic medical records

(AP) -- The Obama administration on Tuesday rolled out an ambitious five-year plan for moving doctors and hospitals to computerized medical records, promising greater safety for patients and lower costs.

dateJul 13, 2010 in Health
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Obama taking action to push manufacturing

President Barack Obama is expanding his push for increased manufacturing in the United States by directing federal money toward new technologies, apprenticeship programs and competitions designed to assist small manufacturers.

dateOct 27, 2014 in Business
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Smithsonian asks judge's help with bug collection

Entomologist Carl J. Drake spent his life studying bugs. When he died in 1965, he left his life savings and his vast insect collection to the Smithsonian. But now Drake's will has become something of a pest.

dateJun 12, 2014 in Other
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5 years in US prison for Cisco counterfeiter

The US representative of a Chinese company was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday for importing counterfeit Cisco-branded computer networking equipment, money laundering and other offenses, the Justice ...

dateSep 09, 2011 in Other
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