Charitable Giving Increased Last Year

Giving USA, the annual report tracking charitable donations by U.S. citizens, released its 2010 numbers showing a 2.1% increase in donations last year, the first time in two years the number of charitable gifts has increased according to the Chronicle on Philanthropy.  The increase, the report notes, does little to help charities and foundations “catch… Read more »

IATA Introduces the Future of Air Security

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) unveiled the new “Checkpoint of the Future” at its annual meeting in Singapore this week.  The new security apparatus is designed to be less intrusive and time-consuming for travelers while creating a more advanced security system for airport screening. The new system is designed to move beyond the “one size fits… Read more »

National Restaurant Association Members Boosting National Employment

The National Restaurant Association, the leading business association for the restaurant industry, released its jobs forecast yesterday for the summer of 2011 and is anticipating its members will add over 400,000 jobs to the struggling national economy. U.S. restaurants employ nearly 13 million people, or almost 10 percent of the U.S. workforce, according to the NRA press… Read more »

Association of DC Universities Showcases Members’ Economic Impact in Region

The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, a trade association composed of 14 colleges and universities in the DC area, released last week its most comprehensive study to date on the economic impact of the region’s higher education institutions.  The study found that despite lagging numbers in many different industries, DC colleges and universities are… Read more »