Washington, DC - Santa Claus is coming to town a little faster this year, thanks to his new Global Entry membership.  Global Entry is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.

West Lafayette, Indiana - Purdue University food safety researchers have developed a number of patented available technologies through the Office of Technology Commercialization that could provide more secure, safe food handling, processing and consuming.

Washington, DC - “$1 gets you out of your current loan or lease!” According to Trophy Nissan in the Dallas area, consumers could end their loan or lease for a buck – less than the cost of one of those air fresheners hanging from the rearview mirror. Trophy also promised to “match your tax refund so you can use it for a down payment!”

San Diego, California - It’s a testament to the excitement building around emerging fifth-generation (5G) wireless technologies that with only one month’s notice, 130 key experts from academia, government and industry met at the University of California, San Diego for the recent CWC 5G Forum on Next-Generation Wireless Systems – an opportunity to share insights, best practices and remaining research questions about the emerging systems and applications that are expected to drive 5G user experience.

West Lafayette, Indiana - Most people who said in a Purdue University nationwide survey that they planned to travel over the Christmas holiday expected to spend about the same on travel as last year or even less.

Washington, DC - Alstom S.A. (Alstom), a French power and transportation company, pleaded guilty today and agreed to pay a $772,290,000 fine to resolve charges related to a widespread scheme involving tens of millions of dollars in bribes in countries around the world, including Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Bahamas.