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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from national and international trade associations influencing the debate on federal policies.

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Wine Institute: California Wine Sales in U.S. Market Hit $40 Billion in 2018
SAN FRANCISCO, California, June 24 -- The Wine Institute issued the following news release:

California wine shipments in the U.S. reached an estimated retail value of $40.2 billion in 2018, up 3% from the previous year. The state shipped 248 million nine-liter cases to the U.S. in 2018, up 3%.

California wine sales to all markets, including shipments to the U.S. and export markets, were 285 million cases in 2018.

"Consumer interest in premium wines continues to be the dominant trend," said Robert P. (Bobby) Koch, Wine Institute President and CEO. "As consumers trade up, our California wines ... Show Full Article

United Automobile Workers Legislative Director Testifies on Emissions Standards Rollback
DETROIT, Michigan, June 24 -- The United Automobile Workers issued the following news:

On Thursday, UAW Legislative Director Josh Nassar testified in front of the Congressional Energy and Commerce Committee, in opposition to new rules governing automotive emissions standards. The Trump administration plans to freeze fuel economy standards at the levels for 2020 models, rather than increasing requirements through 2025 as previously planned.

Nassar included in his testimony a letter from seventeen major automotive manufacturers who warned that these rule changes would create uncertainty in the ... Show Full Article

Society for Neuroscience: Researchers Identify New Hunger Pathway in the Brain
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The Society for Neuroscience issued the following news release:

A newly identified hunger pathway in the brain can quickly modify food intake in the presence of food, according to a study of mice published in JNeurosci. This pathway could be a future target for the treatment of eating disorders.

Food intake is modified by long-term signals such as hormones and molecules released during digestion, but a newly recognized circuit in the hypothalamus can change feeding behavior on a shorter timescale. Using fluorescent calcium imaging and electrophysiological recording, Shane ... Show Full Article

National League of Cities: New #LoveMyCity Campaign Celebrates the Love People Have for Their Communities
WASHINGTON, June 24 -- The National League of Cities issued the following news release:

More than 200 million people across the United States live in a city, town or village that they love. While the country is feeling increasingly divided and polarized, the National League of Cities (NLC) is bringing together top researchers, media partners, corporate leaders and local elected officials to spotlight the connection that residents feel with their cities through the #LoveMyCity campaign.

"As local leaders, we know the emotional bonds people create with their communities have a powerful impact on ... Show Full Article

International and American Associations for Dental Research /AADR Announce The JDR's 2018 Impact Factor
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, June 24 -- The International Association for Dental Research issued the following news release:

Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research announced the Journal of Dental Research (JDR) 2-Year Impact Factor in the "Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine" category at 5.125, its second year in a row above 5. This news comes from the just released 2018 Journal Citation Reports (Clarivate Analytics, 2019). The Impact Factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year and helps to evaluate ... Show Full Article

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: More Baby Boomers Seek Cosmetic Procedures as They Re-Enter Dating Scene
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois, June 24 -- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons issued the following news release:

In today's dating world, singles make snap judgments about potential dates as fast as they can swipe. For the 20 million baby boomers currently using online dating sites, the high stakes of the modern dating world can be intimidating as they age. New statistics by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that more Americans age 55 and older are seeking cosmetic procedures to help them put their best face forward.

"Baby boomers are not looking to turn back the clock to their ... Show Full Article

5G Americas: 5G Live! 15 Commercial Standardized 5G Networks Worldwide
BELLEVUE, Washington, June 24 -- 5G Americas (formerly the 4G Americas) issued the following news release:

5G, using 3GPP standardized wireless technology, has been commercially deployed by 15 mobile network operators worldwide, according to 5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas and TeleGeography (GlobalComms Database). There will be an additional 47 launches of 5G technology expected before the end of 2019 for a total of more than 62 live 5G networks.

LTE will provide the solid foundation for 5G. Already, more than half of all the mobile wireless ... Show Full Article