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Where (in the Human Body) Venture Capital Is Going

Sep 23 2014

What body parts are seeing the most striking rise in venture-capital funding?

The answer in recent years has been the eyes and ears, as investors have poured money into treatments for diseases causing blindness, hearing loss and other diseases affecting an aging population.

At the same time, venture capital is pulling back from two historical leaders, heart and orthopedic conditions, in part because of difficulties in bringing medical devices for those ailments to market.

National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week (Sept. 8-14)

Sep 12 2014

NARUC, the Federal Communications Commission, and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates are designating September 8-14- the first week after Labor Day - as "National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week."

Based on a resolution the NARUC Board of Directors passed at the 2009 Summer Committee Meetings, the Week is designed to both raise awareness of and participation in Lifeline a federal/State program that helps make telephone service more affordable for qualified customers.

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DOJ Postpones Deadline for Movie Captioning Comments to Dec. 1

Sep 10 2014

The proposed regulation was published in the Federal Register on August 1, 2014, and the comment period was to close on September 30, 2014; however, on September 2, 2014 the Attorney General granted a 60-day extension of the comment period and all comments are now due on December 1, 2014.

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IFHOH and WFD Call for Worldwide Captioning

Aug 26 2014

Ruth Warick, President of The International Federation of Hard of Hearing People (IFHOH) and Colin Allen, President of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD), call on all governments to ensure broadcasting access through the provision of captions for Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens worldwide.

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