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Closing Corporate Tax Loopholes

Washington, DC - In this week’s address, the President continued his call for our nation to rally around an economic patriotism that says rather than protecting wasteful tax loopholes for a few at the top, we should be investing in things like education and job training that grow the economy for everybody.  

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Four Charged in NFL-Related Securities Fraud Scheme Targeting Senior Citizens

Miami, Florida - Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office, announced that Peter D. Kirschner, 49, of Delray Beach, Stuart R. Rubens, 61, of North Miami, Dean R. Baker, 34, of Coral Springs, and Bret A. Grove, 35, of Delray Beach, were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and substantive mail fraud.

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FTC Approves Modified Final Order in Four Loko Deceptive Advertising Case

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has approved a modified order with the marketers of the supersized, high-alcohol malt beverage Four Loko - Phusion Projects, LLC.

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Marketers of ‘Fat Burning’ and ‘Calorie Blocking’ Diet Pills to Pay $500,000 for Making Deceptive Weight Loss Claims

Washington, DC - The Quebec-based marketers of a supposed weight-loss treatment have agreed to pay  $500,000 to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers with bogus claims that their Double Shot pills would cause rapid, substantial, and permanent weight loss, without diet or exercise.

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Social Security Trust will survive 'There are ways to avert a crisis'

Washington, DC - The recent report issued by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office declaring that the Social Security Trust will be "exhausted" by 2030 requires clarification, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.

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President Obama on Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act

Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "I applaud Members of Congress for passing the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act.  Last year, in response to a “We the People” petition from consumers across our country, my Administration called for allowing Americans to use their phones or mobile devices on any network they choose. 

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$80 Million Judgment Entered Against BNP Paribas for False Claims to the U.S. Department of Agriculture

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice announced today that an $80 million False Claims Act judgment was entered against BNP Paribas for submitting false claims for payment guarantees issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  BNP Paribas is a global financial institution headquartered in Paris.

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White House Rural Council Announces $10 Billion Private Investment Fund to Finance Job-Creating Infrastructure Projects in Rural America

Washington, DC - The White House Rural Council today announced the creation of the new U.S. Rural Infrastructure Opportunity Fund through which private entities can invest in job-creating rural infrastructure projects across the country. An initial $10 billion has been committed to the fund with greater investment expected to follow. Target investments will include hospitals, schools and other educational facilities, rural water and wastewater systems, energy projects, broadband expansion, local and regional food systems, and other rural infrastructure.

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