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6 hrs ago | JD Supra

FDA Regulatory and Compliance Monthly Recap

The FDA's decision to not require a number of mobile health devices to go through the 510 process could make it easier for these types of devices to make it to market, thus encouraging manufacturers to venture into the world of digital medical devices. In a draft guidance, the regulator proposed to largely deregulate a considerable list of Class I and Class II medical devices and no longer require their manufacturers to go through the 510 process, though the move would not necessarily exempt the device makers from other steps such as appropriately registering and labeling their wares as medical devices or quality systems requirements.

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10 hrs ago | Press & Sun-Bulletin

Old BAE site gets demolition funds

The U.S. Air Force has agreed to fund the demolition of the old BAE Systems site at 600 Main St. in Westover, a vacant 600,000-square-foot facility. Old BAE site gets demolition funds The U.S. Air Force has agreed to fund the demolition of the old BAE Systems site at 600 Main St. in Westover, a vacant 600,000-square-foot facility.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, BAE Systems, Aerospace-Defense, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Broome County, NY, Endicott, NY

14 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

Senate Democrats Demand 'Substantive Research' On Gun...

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., gestures as he speaks to family and friends of victims of gun violence, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, during a news conference marking the 20th anniversary of the passing of the Brady Bill. A quintet of Senate Democrats is asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide an update about its gun violence research in a letter sent to the agency.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech, Medicine, Healthcare Industry

Mon Sep 15, 2014

CBS Local

Billy Crystal, Sen. Charles Schumer: Feds Should Pay To Replace Long...

The actor, along with Sen. Charles Schumer , called Monday for the federal government to foot the bill for replacing more than 2,500 trees lost in Superstorm Sandy , 1010 WINS' Mona Rivera reported. The "When Harry Met Sally" star recalled how there were so many trees in Long Beach when he was growing up there.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, When Harry Met Sally..., Celebrities, Billy Crystal

News12.com

Schumer proposes ban on 10 flame retardants

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to ban 10 flame retardants from upholstered furniture and children's products, saying the chemicals have been linked to developmental delays in children and rare cancers in firefighters when treated furniture burns.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

13WHAM

Schumer pushing for new college town grocery

A new effort was launched to secure federal funds that would bring a new grocery story to Rochester's College Town on Mt. Hope Avenue, Senator Charles Schumer announced Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Agriculture, Science, Rochester, NY

The Hill

Health tracker Fitbit hires lobbying muscle

The health-tracking device company Fitbit has hired lobbying muscle as it faces questions from Capitol Hill about its privacy protections. The company, whose wristband devices have become ubiquitous in some circles, brought on K Street heavyweight Heather Podesta + Partners to "educate lawmakers regarding health and fitness devices," according to a federal l obbying disclosure form .

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

13WHAM

Schumer pushing for new college town grocery

A new effort was launched to secure federal funds that would bring a new grocery story to Rochester's College Town on Mt. Hope Avenue, Senator Charles Schumer announced Monday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Agriculture, Science, Rochester, NY

Business Journal

Duly Noted: Drop your stuff on the subway tracks? You're not alone

Hillary Clinton, an unofficial candidate with a juggernaut shadow campaign, stepped into the light of a potential 2016 presidential race on a sunny Sunday in Iowa, signaling with her appearance -- and repeated teases -- that she's ready to run. Betty Liu reports on "In The Loop."

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat

WNYC-AM New York

Regents Weigh New Routes to a High School Diploma

The Board of Regents is discussing changes to New York State graduation requirements, which would allow students to swap out one of the five required Regents exams for an alternate test more in line with their interests. These options have been discussed for years but are finally moving forward with a vote by the Regents expected in October.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat

CBS Local

Billy Crystal, Sen. Charles Schumer: Feds Should Pay To Replace Long...

The actor, along with Sen. Charles Schumer , called Monday for the federal government to foot the bill for replacing more than 2,500 trees lost in Superstorm Sandy , 1010 WINS' Mona Rivera reported. The "When Harry Met Sally" star recalled how there were so many trees in Long Beach when he was growing up there.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, When Harry Met Sally..., Celebrities, Billy Crystal

Newsday

Billy Crystal goes to bat for hometown Long Beach, urging feds to pay for new trees

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Gateway Pundit

US Ranks 32 in Business Index - Tax Burden Worst in Industrialized World

Any day now the White House and Sen. Charles Schumer will attempt to raise taxes on business, while making the U.S. tax code even more complex. The Obama and Schumer plans to punish businesses for moving their legal domicile overseas will arrive even as a new international ranking shows that the U.S. tax burden on business is close to the worst in the industrialized world.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Conservative Political News

WHEC-TV Rochester

Senator proposes new bill against flame retardants

Senator Charles Schumer has proposed new legislation which would ban 10 types of flame retardants in items you may have right in your home, saying they have been linked to developmental delays in children. Flame retardants are in everything from household furniture to children's toys, pajamas and pillows.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Opinion: We're Number 32

Any day now the White House and Sen. Charles Schumer will attempt to raise taxes on business, while making the U.S. tax code even more complex. The Obama and Schumer plans to punish businesses for moving their legal domicile overseas will arrive even as a new international ranking shows that the U.S. tax burden on business is close to the worst in the industrialized world.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Opinion

New Jersey Herald

Schumer proposes ban on 10 flame retardants

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to ban 10 flame retardants from upholstered furniture and children's products, saying the chemicals have been linked to developmental delays in children and rare cancers in firefighters when treated furniture burns. The New York Democrat says studies have also shown that the 10 most toxic retardants in the padding of furniture and children's products like crib mattresses and changing table pads are not effective in reducing fire risks.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Democrats tilt courts, building Obama's legacy

Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long favored conservatives, a little-noticed shift with far-reaching consequences for the law and President Barack Obama's legacy. For the first time in more than a decade, judges appointed by Democratic presidents considerably outnumber judges appointed by Republican presidents.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Democrat, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, George Bush

The Danbury Daily Voice

Sen. Blumenthal Unveils Rail Safety Improvement Act

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal , along with his colleague Sen. Charles Schumer , has announced a proposed comprehensive overhaul of rail safety laws and protocols to address problems with Metro-North Railroad. The new measures come in response to series of high-profile rail catastrophes in New York and Connecticut, including two derailments, one of which resulted in four fatalities in the Bronx, N.Y. Schumer and Blumenthal's bill would put into law many of the recommendations found in the Federal Railroad Administration's "Operation Deep Dive" report assessing the safety and training plans and practices by Metro-North, as well as the findings of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's own Blue Ribbon Panel study released last week.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut, Connecticut Government

Fri Sep 12, 2014

National Review Online

This Day in Liberal Judicial Activisma "September 12

Roberts manages to keep a straight face throughout, including when hard-left Senator Charles Schumer, who voted against Roberts in committee on his D.C. Circuit nomination, tells Roberts what he must do to win Schumer's vote and presents himself as arbiter of the legal "mainstream." 2012 -In a 112-page opinion , federal district judge Katherine B. Forrest permanently enjoins the United States from enforcing a provision of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that she reads as broadly expanding the class of persons whom the president may detain as enemy combatants and as violating the First Amendment rights of the plaintiff journalists and activists who allege that they fear being detained.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

The Hill

Senate Dems ask CDC for progress of gun violence study

Democratic Sens. Ed Markey , Charles Schumer , Kirsten Gillibrand , Richard Blumenthal and Brian Schatz sent a letter to CDC Director Tom Frieden on Friday asking for a progress report on the current state of research at the agency on the causes and prevention of gun violence. "Gun violence kills or injures more than 10,000 children a year.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Richard Blumenthal

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