Chicago, Illinois - Foodservice delivery is the ultimate in dining convenience and is winning visits at the expense of restaurant drive thru, reports The NPD Group, a leading global information company. Over the past four years, delivery has grown by 69 million visits (orders), while drive thru traffic fell by 128 million visits from May 2012 through May 2016, according to a recently released NPD report on foodservice delivery. 

Washington, DC - We are proud to join the Equal Rights Coalition, launched earlier this week in Montevideo, Uruguay at the Global LGBTI Human Rights Conference, as a means to strengthen international efforts to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) persons.

Washington, DC - The Energy Department announced it is investing $19 million to improve the efficiency of our nation’s homes, offices, schools, hospitals, restaurants and stores. These projects will develop advanced building technologies that will help American consumers and businesses save money on their utility bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create jobs

Washington, DC - On July 13th and 14th, Special Envoy Amos J. Hochstein will travel to Bratislava, Slovakia and Athens, Greece. In Bratislava, the Special Envoy will participate in an informal meeting for EU energy ministers being held in Bratislava, Slovakia. The agenda is expected to feature conversations on support for EU Energy security and trans-Atlantic cooperation on European energy diversification.

Washington, DC - The National Governors Association (NGA) today announced its new leadership for 2016-2017.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Cities can be confusing, messy places. Traffic jams make it hard to get around. Public transit can be puzzling. Trash piles up. So what can make cities function better

Washington, DC - Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final consent order against Progressive Chevrolet Company and Progressive Motors Inc., of Massillon, Ohio, which the FTC charged with deceiving consumers by using advertising that touted low monthly car lease payments and down payments but failed to disclose other key terms of the offers.

Washington, DC - The United States strongly supports NATO’s cooperation with partners as a means to more effectively share burdens and further our common security goals.  This aligns with wider U.S. strategy of driving global cooperation on security challenges through networks of alliances and building local nation partnerships across the globe.  The Partnership for Peace (PfP), established in 1994, includes 22 European partners; the Mediterranean Dialogue (Med-D), also established in 1994, includes Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia; and the Istanbul Cooperative Initiative (ICI), established in 2004, includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and UAE. 

Washington, DC - AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross are issuing a critical appeal for blood and platelet donors across the country. With the nation’s blood supply facing significantly low inventory levels, the blood community encourages individuals throughout the U.S. to schedule an appointment to donate.

Phoenix, Arizona - Republic Services is pleased to announce that the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has named Republic’s Southern Nevada Recycling Center winner of the Gold Excellence Award in the Recycling Systems category. The award will be presented at SWANA’s annual conference, WASTECON®, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, in Indianapolis, Indiana.