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AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As 3,000 city officials gathered in Austin, Texas, for the National League of Cities (NLC) annual meeting, it remained clear that comprehensive immigration reform is overdue. NLC welcomes the president's use of executive authority to take steps to fix our country's immigration system. For years NLC has called for federal action to fix the nation's broken immigration system. After interminable delays stretching over two administrations, we applaud the president taking action to address the problem. "The president is to be commended for his strong leadership today," said Mayor Chris Coleman, Saint Paul, Minn., and current President of the National League of Cities. He continued, "The use of executive authority in this manner can go a long way towards providing a fully workable solution to this crisis." But executive action is not enough. The nation's cities and towns call on Congress and the Administration to take further steps to change the laws to fix the system. "Cities need federal policy makers working together to go even further than the president's action today," said Mayor Ralph Becker, Salt Lake City and the incoming president of the National League of Cities. He continued, "Without a more comprehensive approach that addresses issues like providing resources to integrate immigrant families into our cities, the problems associated with our current immigration system will continue." President Obama's action today contains a number of items that are of significance to cities: Enhancing security efforts at the border; Creating strategies to ensure families remain together; Requiring undocumented immigrants to undergo background checks and pay taxes; Freeing local governments of responsibility for housing felon. As we move forward, any reform of the nation's immigration system must: Create a pathway to earned citizenship; Modernize the legal immigration system to attract skilled workers; and Provide…
NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today wine enthusiasts across the country rejoice as the first bottles of award-winning Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2014 arrive in the United States. Four days before the official arrival more than 100 wine experts gathered in France for The Lyon-Beaujolais Nouveau Trophy, the only official Beaujolais Nouveau competition in the world, organized in partnership with the Association of French Oenologists from the Burgundy Central-East Region and Inter Beaujolais. Measured against nearly 400 other samples, the 2014 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau and Beaujolais-Villages Nouveau were awarded the coveted Gold Medal. Since this French wine first came to the U.S. in 1982, Beaujolais Nouveau Day has been an annual celebration to honor the end of harvest and offer the first taste of the new vintage. Released at 12:01 am on the third Thursday in November per French law, Beaujolais Nouveau is a bright, flavorful red wine made from the Gamay grape. The 2014 label is reminiscent of the lush Beaujolais vineyards and bright colors of the harvest. The wine is harmonious with well-balanced flavors bringing a harvest-to-table freshness to any holiday gathering. "The 2014 Beaujolais Nouveau is a ruby red color with crimson halos and delicate notes of red berry, which gradually develop into notes of blueberry and black currant," said winemaker Georges Duboeuf. "After tasting and analyzing more than 5,700 samples of wine, we are happy to report that the 2014 vintage is full-bodied and delightfully rich with structure reminiscent of the 2011 vintage, which was an exceptional year." To celebrate this year's Beaujolais Nouveau Day, second generation winemaker Franck Duboeuf uncorked the first bottles at a midnight party at New York City's Tribeca Rooftop, which was transformed into the vineyards and market squares of Beaujolais. Guests danced to live jazz, enjoyed French fare…
NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.9 percent in October to 105.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.7 percent increase in September, and no change in August. "The LEI rose sharply in October, with all components gaining over the previous six months," said Ataman Ozyildirim, Economist at The Conference Board. "Despite a negative contribution from stock prices in October, and minimal contributions from new orders for consumer goods and average workweek in manufacturing, the LEI suggests the U.S. expansion continues to be strong." "The upward trend in the LEI points to continued economic growth through the holiday season and into early 2015," said Ken Goldstein, Economist at The Conference Board. "This is consistent with our outlook for relatively good, but not great, consumer demand over the near term. Going forward, there are continued concerns about slow business investment and lackluster income growth." The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for the U.S. increased 0.1 percent in October to 110.2 (2004 = 100), following a 0.3 percent increase in September, and a 0.1 percent increase in August. The Conference Board Lagging Economic Index® (LAG) for the U.S. declined 0.1 percent in October to 124.9 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent increase in September, and a 0.5 percent increase in August. About The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S.The composite economic indexes are the key elements in an analytic system designed to signal peaks and troughs in the business cycle. The leading, coincident, and lagging economic indexes are essentially composite averages of several individual leading, coincident, or lagging indicators. They are constructed to summarize and reveal common turning point patterns in economic data in a clearer and more convincing manner than any individual component – primarily…

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