Washington, DC - NASA has released 56 formerly-patented agency technologies into the public domain, making its government-developed technologies freely available for unrestricted commercial use. In addition to the release of these technologies, a searchable database now is available that catalogs thousands of expired NASA patents already in the public domain.

Shanghai, China - NPD’s Asia Pacific team recently completed its China Toy Usage & Attitude Study. This report, which provides a comprehensive overview of the China toy market, is available for purchase now.

Washington, DC - Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., a Waco, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 5,176,844 pounds of fully cooked chicken products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Washington, DC - Raising livestock provides livelihoods for an estimated one billion people, according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Many small farmers in developing countries own livestock, including cattle, goats, horses, sheep, pigs, rabbits, chickens, donkeys, ducks, geese, llamas, turkeys, grasscutters, and other animals.

Washington, DC - When the First Lady and Dr. Biden launched Joining Forces in 2011, the unemployment rate for our 9/11 generation of veterans was more than 12 percent, and almost one in three of our youngest veterans who wanted to work could not find a job. In August 2011, the President challenged the private sector to hire 100,000 veterans and military spouses.

Washington, DC - This week, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden are celebrating the 5th anniversary of their Joining Forces initiative.