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Focused on the Fight Against Ebola

Washington, DC - In this week’s address, the President discussed the measures we are taking to respond to Ebola cases at home, while containing the epidemic at its source in West Africa.  This week we continued to focus on domestic preparedness, with the creation of new CDC guidelines and the announcement of new travel measures ensuring all travelers from the three affected countries are directed to and screened at one of five airports. 

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Agriculture Secretary Announces Funding to Strengthen Rural Businesses and Cooperatives and Boost Economic Development in Rural Communities

Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of 43 organizations in 27 states for grants and loans to help create jobs and boost economic development activity in rural areas. The announcement culminates a week in which the department has been highlighting products that are Made In Rural America.

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FTC Provides Comment to NHTSA on Privacy and Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission filed a comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking related to vehicle-to-vehicle communications. As the lead federal agency charged with protecting consumer privacy, the FTC in its comment commends NHTSA for taking privacy and security concerns into account in its rulemaking.

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Court Shuts Down New York-Based Tech Support Scam Business

Washington, DC - At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has shut down a company that scammed computer users by tricking them into paying hundreds of dollars for technical support services they did not need, as well as software that was otherwise available for free.

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Homeland Security Secretary Johnson Recognizes Department Employees for Exceptional Service

Washington, DC - Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today honored 312 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees from across the country for extraordinary service and outstanding contributions to the Department and the Nation. Secretary Johnson resumed these awards, which have not been issued since 2008, to appropriately recognize the extraordinary achievements and selfless service of DHS personnel who preserve our freedoms and protect America with integrity, vigilance, and respect.

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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees receive 2014 Secretary’s Awards

Washington, DC - More than 60 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees were among the 312 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees from across the country who received awards for extraordinary service and outstanding contributions to the Department and the nation at the 2014 Secretary's Awards Ceremony today.

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FTC-CFPB Debt Collection Roundtable: It's On

Long Beach, California - Long Beach may be the second busiest port in the U.S., but it’s the #1 destination right now if you have clients in the debt collection industry. The FTC-CFPB Roundtable, Debt Collection & the Latino Community, begins at 9:00 PT and you can watch the webcast live. FTC staff will be tweeting from @FTC and @LaFTC in English and Spanish. (Use the hashtags #debt and #deuda.) But that’s not the only news for industry members.

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Food Day 2014

Washington, DC - Food Day, founded by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, is October 24th. Their goal is to help inspire Americans to change their food choices and convince businesses, schools, farms, and policy makers to implement healthier, more sustainable food policies.

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