Imperial Valley News
FTC, Amazon to Withdraw Appeals, Paving Way for Consumer Refunds Related to Children’s Unauthorized In-App Charges
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission and Amazon Inc. have agreed to end appeals related to last year’s court findings that the company billed consumers for unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children, paving the way for affected consumers to seek refunds from the online retailer shortly.
Imperial, California - Is growing old just a part of life or is it a disease, in itself, asks the Association of Mature American Citizens. David Sinclair is co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School and he and his colleagues believe it is a treatable disease.
El Centro, California - On Monday evening, the Imperial County District Attorney, Gilbert Otero, presented Jennifer Ratcliff, survivor of a fatal car crash in 2015, with the Elsa Hechanova Memorial Award. The Elsa Hechanova Memorial Award was created to recognize an individual who has dedicated themselves to serving victims of crime or an individual who has been a victim of crime and has survived, testified, and worked with the prosecution to ensure justice.
Washington, DC - Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, will travel to Brussels on April 5 to participate in the conference “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region.” The Conference is co-chaired by the European Union, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and the United Nations. Under Secretary Shannon will meet with officials from the region as well as representatives from various international organizations. He will also meet with European Union officials to discuss the transatlantic relationship and U.S.-EU cooperation on a breadth of global issues.
Sacramento, California - Friday, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella) held a press conference to introduce AB 1111, Breaking Barriers to Employment. This legislation aims to assist California to better invest in our workforce training needs.
Washington, DC - NetSpend Corporation has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that the prepaid card company deceived people about access to funds deposited on NetSpend debit cards.