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Apr 09, 2014Pew Releases Ratings of Largest Banks on Key Consumer Protections - Not Available

Summary: The Pew Charitable Trusts released today its fourth evaluation of checking account practices at the nation’s largest banks, finding that risks still remain for consumers.
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Apr 08, 2014Pew Index Shows 40 States Improved Election Performance in 2012 - Not Available

Summary: Between 2008 and 2012, state election performance overall improved by 4.4 percentage points, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts’ latest Elections Performance Index, released today.
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Apr 03, 2014Pew Praises Ratification of Treaty to Fight Illegal Fishing Worldwide - Not Available

Summary: The United States Senate on March 27 took a strong stand in the global fight against illegal fishing by ratifying a treaty that will prevent illegally caught fish from entering the market through ports around the world. The treaty, called the Port State Measures Agreement, or PSMA, also would empower port officials to prohibit foreign vessels that are suspected of illegal activity from receiving port services and access. By cutting off market access for illegally caught fish, the treaty will erode the profit incentive that drives the activity.
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Apr 03, 2014Pew Report Finds That Global Clean Energy Investment Declined in 2013 - Not Available

Summary: Global clean energy investment fell 11 percent to $254 billion, and renewable power generating capacity additions declined by 1 percent in 2013, according to research released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
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Apr 01, 2014Pew Report Finds That Working Women Boost Family Economic Mobility - Not Available

Summary: The Pew Charitable Trusts today released a study finding that women in their prime working years are earning three times more than their working mothers did at the same age, strengthening family financial well-being.
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Mar 31, 2014Pew Applauds Mississippi Leaders for Comprehensive Sentencing and Corrections Reforms - Not Available

Summary: Governor Phil Bryant signed a comprehensive package of criminal justice legislation today that places Mississippi among the leaders of a growing number of states advancing data-driven, research-based policies that improve public safety and reduce public spending on prisons. HB 585, expected to save $266 million over the next decade by halting projected prison growth and safely reducing the prison population, passed the House with a vote of 105-13, and unanimously passed the Senate.
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Mar 12, 2014On the Front Lines: Pew Names 5 New Marine Conservation Fellows for 2014 - Not Available

Summary: Five distinguished scientists and conservationists based in Malaysia, Chile, Mexico, and the United States are this year’s recipients of the Pew fellowship in marine conservation.
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Mar 06, 2014Up Close with Pew's Model Disclosure Box - Not Available

Summary: In an effort to improve prepaid card disclosures, Pew developed a model summary disclosure box that provides information on the key fees, terms, and conditions of the cards in a concise, easy-to-read manner. Here are two pictures illustrating how packaging for cards sold at retail stores can accommodate Pew’s disclosure box.
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Feb 28, 2014Military's Largest Solar Array Opens at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base - Not Available

Summary: While snow fell along the East Coast, the sun shone brightly in Tucson, AZ, for the Feb. 13, 2014, ribbon cutting of the Department of Defense’s largest solar array at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
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Feb 27, 2014Pew Applauds Colombia's Efforts to Protect Sharks - Not Available

Summary: In video remarks to The Economist's World Ocean Summit, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia today announced that his country is building on its existing shark protections and will work to stop the import and export of sharks and shark parts.
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