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FTC Releases Updated Do Not Call Registry Data Book; Impersonator Fraud Tops List of Consumer Complaints

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Saturday, November 26, 2022

The FTCs National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry lets consumers add their phone number and choose not to receive most legal telemarketing calls.

Key Points: 
  • The FTCs National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry lets consumers add their phone number and choose not to receive most legal telemarketing calls.
  • In FY 2022, the commission received more than 1.8 million complaints about robocalls, down from 3.4 million in FY 2021.
  • Learn more about consumer topics at consumer.ftc.gov, or report fraud, scams, and bad business practices at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.
  • Follow the FTC on social media, read consumer alerts and the business blog, and sign up to get the latest FTC news and alerts.

FTC Releases Updated Do Not Call Registry Data Book; Impersonator Fraud Tops List of Consumer Complaints

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Friday, November 25, 2022

The FTCs National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry lets consumers add their phone number and choose not to receive most legal telemarketing calls.

Key Points: 
  • The FTCs National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry lets consumers add their phone number and choose not to receive most legal telemarketing calls.
  • In FY 2022, the commission received more than 1.8 million complaints about robocalls, down from 3.4 million in FY 2021.
  • Learn more about consumer topics at consumer.ftc.gov, or report fraud, scams, and bad business practices at ReportFraud.ftc.gov.
  • Follow the FTC on social media, read consumer alerts and the business blog, and sign up to get the latest FTC news and alerts.

Mark Anthony Thomas Releases Performance Film "Folded Whispers"

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mark Anthony Thomas, renowned poet and writer turned economic development official, will release the short film "Folded Whispers" revisiting his creative past on streaming platforms on Friday, November 18, 2022.

Key Points: 
  • Mark Anthony Thomas, renowned poet and writer turned economic development official, will release the short film "Folded Whispers" revisiting his creative past on streaming platforms on Friday, November 18, 2022.
  • PITTSBURGH, Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Mark Anthony Thomas, renowned poet and writer turned economic development official, will release the short film "Folded Whispers" revisiting his creative past on streaming platforms on Friday, November 18, 2022.
  • The event features Thomas being recorded and performing in front of an intimate crowd at the historic Kelly Strayhorn Theater .
  • Mark Anthony Thomas has produced commissioned works for elected officials, business leaders, and many causes, including domestic violence, civil rights, child abuse, poverty, and global peace.

R. Douglas Leonard Jr. Appointed to Lead ANAB as Executive Director

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is pleased to announce that R. Douglas Leonard Jr. has been appointed as executive director of its wholly owned subsidiary, the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), effective November 21. ANAB is the largest multi-disciplinary ISO/IEC 17011 accreditation body in North America, with comprehensive signatory status across the multilateral recognition arrangements of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).

Key Points: 
  • has been appointed as executive director of its wholly owned subsidiary, the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), effective November 21.
  • As executive director, Leonard will provide the strategic leadership to position ANAB at the forefront of international accreditation, assuring the integrity of services, advancing ANAB's vision and mission, and striving for sustained growth and diversification.
  • A veteran of the conformity assessment community, Leonard has served as co-interim executive director of ANAB since December 2021 and in the capacity of ANAB vice president of product, inspection, laboratory, and related activities since 2015.
  • ANAB also announced that Warren Merkel will join ANAB as vice presidentpolicy, effective November 21.

Greenberg Traurig's L. Scott Oliver to Speak at Knowledge Group Webinar

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- L. Scott Oliver, a shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP's Silicon Valley office, will join as a panelist in a Knowledge Group webinar titled, "Resolving Trade Secret Disputes: An Exploration" Nov. 16.

Key Points: 
  • L. Scott Oliver, a shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP's Silicon Valley office, will join as a panelist in a Knowledge Group webinar titled, "Resolving Trade Secret Disputes: An Exploration" Nov. 16.
  • SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- L. Scott Oliver , a shareholder in global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP's Silicon Valley office , will join as a panelist in a Knowledge Group webinar titled, " Resolving Trade Secret Disputes: An Exploration " Nov. 16.
  • Oliver handles patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret matters, blending creative legal strategies with comprehensive, digestible explanations of complex technology.
  • About Greenberg Traurig: Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2500 attorneys in 43 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.

NumbersUSA, Nation's Largest Single-issue Grassroots Group, Welcomes New CEO

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Roy will remain on the Board of Directors and continue to be involved with special projects. "I feel blessed to have spent the past 26 years working alongside such talented and dedicated colleagues," Roy remarked. "I am awed that we have found a leader of such broad and impressive successes who has decided, at this time of his life, to devote himself to his country on this issue -- and with our organization."

Key Points: 
  • He went on to establish several new business units, including Global Space and Defense, Government Alliances, and Global Government Solutions.
  • James also chaired the Internet subcommittee for the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Council to the President of the United States.
  • James left Cisco in 2006 and contributed several years of his executive skills leading non-profit organizations during their founder transitions.
  • NumbersUSA Education and Research Foundation is the nation's largest grassroots immigration policy impact organization with more than 8 million participants in all 435 congressional districts.

Patent Awarded for Saliva-Based Test to Help Diagnose Concussion and Predict Duration of Symptoms

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Quadrant Biosciences announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded the company and two of its academic partners, the State University of New York Research Foundation and the Penn State Research Foundation, with U.S. Patent No.11,453,914 for the analysis and prediction of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and concussion symptoms. This research was first mentioned on CNN back in 2017. This patent is a transformative piece of intellectual property that Quadrant is using to develop its Clarifi™ mTBI Saliva Test, expected to be available in late 2023. Quadrant has started discussions about potentially licensing this technology to third-parties. This test uses small non-coding RNAs found in the saliva to help diagnose concussions.

Key Points: 
  • This patent is a transformative piece of intellectual property that Quadrant is using to develop its Clarifi mTBI Saliva Test, expected to be available in late 2023.
  • This test uses small non-coding RNAs found in the saliva to help diagnose concussions.
  • That's when I discovered there needed to be a better, more exact way to diagnose concussions.
  • This is the second patent awarded in less than one year to Quadrant and its partners.

Lingering Vehicle Inventory Shortages, High Car Prices, Mean Top Dollar Opportunities for New York City Consumers at DriveBid

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

TOWSON, Md., Nov. 16, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- DriveBid™, the first-to-market live trade-in platform, launched today for New York City consumers to post their vehicles for the opportunity to get a real-time cash offer from inventory-strapped dealers, or watch dealers bid to buy their vehicles in a transparent, competitive open bid marketplace.

Key Points: 
  • DriveBid launches for New York City consumers to post their vehicles for the opportunity to get a real-time cash offer from inventory-strapped dealers.
  • The pandemic stymied vehicle production due to shortages of microchips, which are installed in every vehicle manufactured today.
  • DriveBid says inventory shortages and high prices mean top dollar opportunities for New York City consumers.
  • DriveBid also gives New York City area dealers the ability to connect directly with customers to get the inventory they need, straight from the driveway.

Lingering Vehicle Inventory Shortages, High Car Prices, Mean Top Dollar Opportunities for Cleveland Consumers at DriveBid

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

TOWSON, Md. , Nov. 16, 2022   /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- DriveBid TM, the first-to-market live trade-in platform, launched today for Cleveland consumers to post their vehicles for the opportunity to get a real-time cash offer from inventory-strapped dealers, or watch dealers bid to buy their vehicles in a transparent, competitive open bid marketplace.

Key Points: 
  • Instead, DriveBid facilitates meaningful offers from dealers who want and need the customer's vehicle.
  • The pandemic stymied vehicle production due to shortages of microchips, which are installed in every vehicle manufactured today.
  • DriveBid says inventory shortages and high prices mean top dollar opportunities for Cleveland consumers.
  • DriveBid also gives Cleveland area dealers the ability to connect directly with customers to get the inventory they need, straight from the driveway.

Lingering Vehicle Inventory Shortages, High Car Prices, Mean Top Dollar Opportunities for Cincinnati Consumers at DriveBid

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

TOWSON, Md., Nov.16, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- DriveBid™, the first-to-market live trade-in platform, launched today for Cincinnati consumers to post their vehicles for the opportunity to get a real-time cash offer from inventory-strapped dealers, or watch dealers bid to buy their vehicles in a transparent, competitive open bid marketplace.

Key Points: 
  • Instead, DriveBid facilitates meaningful offers from dealers who want and need the customer's vehicle.
  • The pandemic stymied vehicle production due to shortages of microchips, which are installed in every vehicle manufactured today.
  • DriveBid says inventory shortages and high prices mean top dollar opportunities for Cincinnati consumers.
  • DriveBid also gives Cincinnati area dealers the ability to connect directly with customers to get the inventory they need, straight from the driveway.