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Hard Times for Restaurants Good Times for Diners

"There's no doubt that the recession has seriously affected diners' habits across America," said Tim Zagat, CEO and Co-Founder of Zagat Survey. "Yet all our surveys highlight how the industry is adapting to the needs of the diners, offering better value, service and bargains for the wallet-weary."

Island House Key West Named Favorite Gay Resort by Gay.com

Since its renovation in 2000, Island House in Key West has been winning awards and applause from the gay press for its high standards of accommodation and service including the coveted “Best gay resort in the world” from Out Traveler Magazine in 2007. This year Island House has received the “Oscar” of all gay travel awards, the Planet Out - Gay.com Travel Award 2009 for Favorite Guest House, voted by more than 24,000 of the website’s readers.

Early Stimulus Reports Show Gain In Teaching, Construction Jobs

Teachers, construction workers and public safety officials appear to be the initial winners from the states' share of the $787 billion federal economic stimulus package, according to the first quarterly reports filed by states to show how many jobs the rescue plan saved or created.

ENDA's Introduction Announced in the House

The National Center for Transgender Equality applauds the introduction of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) as a vital step towards employment equality for all Americans.

Inclusive ENDA Introduced in the Senate

A fully inclusive version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) was introduced today in the Senate with bipartisan support. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon), joined by Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine), Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Edward M. Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), introduced the bill, which would ban employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Hearing on ENDA in House of Representatives

The House Committee on Education and Labor, led by Chairman George Miller, heard testimony this morning about the devastating impact of workplace discrimination faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. The hearing was part of the Committee’s work on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), HR 3017.