Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission launched a web page highlighting the work of the agency’s new Military Task Force, which is aimed at identifying the needs of military consumers and developing initiatives to empower servicemembers, veterans, and their families, including through law enforcement actions.

San Diego, California - The California State University Board of Trustees is beginning the search for a new permanent president of San Diego State University as Sally Roush, appointed in May as interim president of SDSU, serves in this capacity.

Washington, DC - Three years ahead of schedule, the solar industry has achieved the SunShot 2020 utility-scale goal. With rising solar deployment, SunShot is laying the groundwork for the future with new funding programs – including power electronics, concentrating solar power (CSP), and—coming soon—solar desalination. The office is also looking for you to weigh in on industry needs for integrated solar data and analysis. These stories and more in this edition of the SunShot newsletter.

San Diego, California - The San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy is making a major effort to turn things around for endangered wildlife this year by launching its biggest conservation fundraising campaign to date. The “Let’s Turn Things Around” drive kicked off Friday (FSeptember 22) to commemorate World Rhino Day, with the goal of raising $1 million by the end of the 2017 calendar year.

Boston, Massachusetts - Friday, Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Inc. agreed to plead guilty in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts to two misdemeanor counts of violating the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) involving the introduction of misbranded Juxtapid (lomitapide) into interstate commerce. In connection with this agreement, the criminal information filed today charged that Juxtapid was misbranded because Aegerion failed to comply with the requirements of the Juxtapid Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program and because the drug’s labeling lacked adequate directions for all of Juxtapid’s intended uses.

Quebec City - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed an agreement with the leaders of Québec and Ontario to officially integrate their cap-and-trade programs, expanding the three-year partnership between California and Québec to include Ontario, Canada’s most populous province and leading industrial region. The agreement takes effect January 1, 2018.