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CBP Encourages You to be a “ReadyTraveler” as Summer Winds Down

Washington, DC - As summer comes to a close and the school year draws near, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reminds travelers to be a “ReadyTraveler” this Labor Day by educating themselves on the rules and regulations relating to international travel.

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Enrollment for New Dairy Farm Risk Management Program to Begin

Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program. The voluntary program, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, provides financial assistance to participating farmers when the margin - the difference between the price of milk and feed costs – falls below the coverage level selected by the farmer.

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U.S. Department of Education Strengthens Federal Student Loan Servicing

Washington, DC - esident Obama’s executive actions to help make student loans more affordable, the U.S. Department of Education has announced several new steps to help federal student loan borrowers better manage their student debt.

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FTC Puts Conditions on Proposed Acquisition of Insight Pharmaceuticals by Marketer of Dramamine

Washington, DC - Pharmaceutical company Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc., the maker of Dramamine, has agreed to divest assets and marketing rights for the over-the-counter motion sickness drug Bonine to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that Prestige’s proposed acquisition of Insight Pharmaceuticals Corporation would likely be anticompetitive.

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FTC Announces Winners of “Zapping Rachel” Robocall Contest

Las Vegas, Nevada - The Federal Trade Commission today announced the winners of its “Zapping Rachel” robocall contest held at the DEF CON 22 hacking conference in Las Vegas August 7-10.

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FTC Warns Against Government Imposter Scams

Washington, DC - Can you spot a government imposter? Even if your phone’s caller ID says “FTC” or “IRS,” or shows Washington, DC’s “202” area code, it could still be a scam. Scammers know how to show fake information on caller ID.

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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Departs Dry Dock, Returning to the Fleet

Portsmouth, Virginia - The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) moved from Dry Dock 8 to pier 42/43 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) in Portsmouth, Virginia, yesterday.

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Former Investment Company Executives Sentenced for Roles in $18 Million Ponzi Scheme

Washington, DC - The former Hanover Corporation chief financial officer and a former Hanover salesman were sentenced today to serve 60 months in prison and 70 months in prison respectively, and ordered to pay $14,454,999.19 in restitution, for their roles in an $18 million Ponzi scheme.   Hanover’s former chief executive officer was previously sentenced to 14 years in prison and ordered to pay $14,784,983.75 in restitution in this case.

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