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Wages, Employment Prospects Improving for Black Workers, According to LISEP

Low-income earners post biggest gains in Ludwig Institute’s wage and employment report More Black workers moved out of the ranks of the “functionally unemployed” and into living-wage jobs for the month of September, with significant wage gains across the board for the third quarter of 2021, according to an analysis by the Ludwig Institute for Shared Economic Prosperity (LISEP), resulting…

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FDA Permits Marketing of New Oral Tobacco Products through Premarket Tobacco Product Application Pathway

Photo by Ivan Samkov from Pexels Data Show Youth, Non-Smokers, and Former Smokers Are Unlikely to Initiate or Reinitiate Tobacco Use with These Products Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has authorized the marketing of four new oral tobacco products manufactured by U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC under the brand name of Verve. Based on the FDA’s comprehensive review…

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FDA Issues Landmark Proposal to Improve Access to Hearing Aid Technology for Millions of Americans

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Proposed Rule Would Establish New Category of Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a landmark proposal intended to improve access to and reduce the cost of hearing aid technology for millions of Americans. The agency proposed a rule to establish a new category of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. When finalized, the rule would allow hearing aids…

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Blue Origin successfully and safely completes second human flight to space and back

OCTOBER 13, 10:30 AM CDT / 15:30 UTC Blue Origin successfully completed its second human spaceflight on board New Shepard on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. The flight included four astronauts, Dr. Chris Boshuizen, Glen de Vries, Audrey Powers, and William Shatner, as well as thousands of postcards from Blue Origin’s foundation, Club for the Future. Now official astronauts, the crew was…

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NASA Selects Gamma-ray Telescope to Chart Milky Way Evolution

NASA has selected a new space telescope proposal that will study the recent history of star birth, star death, and the formation chemical elements in the Milky Way. The gamma-ray telescope, called the Compton Spectrometer and Imager (COSI), is expected to launch in 2025 as NASA’s latest small astrophysics mission.   NASA’s Astrophysics Explorers Program received 18 telescope proposals in…

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BingoSites.net Crowns James Bond Star Daniel Craig As Most Shirtless Actor of All Time

LONDON — Online bingo comparison website, BingoSites.net has found that James Bond star Daniel Craig ranks the highest in terms of actors who have appeared topless for the most screen time in Hollywood movies. The study, entitled ‘Nudity in Film‘, has been broken down into various segments, with ‘Shirtless Scenes’ revealing Craig as the number one. Craig, who has hit the headlines again for his latest James Bond movie, No…

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A Pinball Adventure 65 Million Years in the Making… Stern Pinball Announces New Jurassic Park Pin

Affordable Pinball Machine for the Home Stern Pinball, Inc., announces the availability of Jurassic Park Pin, a new stylish, affordable, and fun pinball machine designed and engineered for the home. Jurassic Park Pin Jurassic Park Pin immerses players in a pinball journey 65 million years in the making.  Based on the blockbuster film Jurassic Park from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, the Jurassic Park Pin experience will transport players…

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FDA Approves Cyltezo, the First Interchangeable Biosimilar to Humira

  Second Interchangeable Biosimilar Product Approved by Agency The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first interchangeable biosimilar product to treat certain inflammatory diseases. Cyltezo (adalimumab-adbm), originally approved in August 2017, is both biosimilar to, and interchangeable with (may be substituted for),  its reference product Humira (adalimumab) for Cyltezo’s approved uses. Cyltezo is the second interchangeable biosimilar product approved…

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NASA to Provide TV Coverage of Russian Station Cargo Spacecraft Activities

  NASA will provide coverage as an uncrewed Russian cargo spacecraft arrives to a new port at the International Space Station this week, and as another Russian freighter launches and docks to the orbiting outpost next week.   The Progress 78 spacecraft will undock from the station at 7:42 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Oct. 20. While there will be no live coverage of…

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Filmmaker, LAW Watford Acquires Film & TV Rights to MLK Biography “The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age”

Filmmaker Lawrence “LAW” Watford‘s Divine Write Pictures has optioned the film, television and digital rights to the book The Seminarian: Martin Luther King Jr. Comes of Age by Patrick Parr. The biography, which was published by Chicago Review Press in 2018, explores the life of young Martin Luther King Jr. during his formative years as a student at Crozer Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. The book made waves when it was released, particularly because…

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