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MARCH 16, 2017 News

Trump Budget Calls for Eliminating the NEA, NEH

As had been expected for almost two months, President Trump's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018 eliminates funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institutes of Museum and Library Services. The NEA and NEH had both received about $148 million in funding, while IMSL budget was #230 million...

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April 27, 2017 News

Revenue From Retail Products Up, in Q1, at Amazon

Sales of retail products rose 15% at Amazon in the first quarter of 2017 over the comparable period in 2016, the e-commerce giant reported. The company changed its reporting methods in 2017, eliminating the media and electronic and general merchandise segments and creating a new retail category where sales were $22.8 billion....

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April 25, 2017 News

International Hot Book Properties, Week of April 24, 2017

Female Anatomy Book Draws European Bidders 
The Wonder Down Under, by Norwegian medical students Nina Brochmann and Ellen Stokken Dahl, has become a hot title in Europe. Originally published by Aschehoug in Norway in January, the book has now sold in over 20 foreign rights deals to publishers including Luitingh (the Netherlands), Fischer Verlag (Germany), and People’s Press (Denmark). Oslo Literary Agency, which controls all rights, said the book "explains everything you wanted to know about the vagina but didn't dare to ask.” The book delivers detailed information about female genitalia in an accessible and humorous way, covering topics ranging from cervical cancer to STIs (sexually transmitted infections)........

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