Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Rural Business-Cooperative Service Administrator Sam Rikkers announced a new resource to help food hubs improve their financial performance. Food hubs, which are businesses or organizations that manage the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of locally-produced food, play a key role in creating opportunities for small and mid-sized producers while also satisfying growing consumer demand for local products.
Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel May 1-2 to Geneva, Switzerland, where he will meet with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.
Washington, DC - NASA has selected 399 research and technology proposals from 259 American small businesses and 42 research institutions that will enable NASA's future missions into deep space, while also benefiting the U.S. economy. The awards have a total value of approximately $49.7 million.
Teen birth rates fall nearly 50 percent among Hispanic and black teens, dropping national teen birth rate to an all-time low
Washington, DC - Births among Hispanic and black teens have dropped by almost half since 2006, according to a new analysis published by CDC. This mirrors a substantial national decline: births to all American teenagers have dropped more than 40 percent within the past decade. Despite this progress, key challenges persist for many communities, according to the report.
Chicago, Illinois - After spending time focused on weaning consumers off of the steep dealing used to drive visits during the recession, the major quick service hamburger chains are back to their roots of offering combo meal deals and consumers are responding, finds The NPD Group, a leading global information company.
New York - It’s a day many dream about their whole lives and the $60-billion-a-year wedding industry knows just how to stoke expectations and drum up sales. While many couples have a limit on what they plan to spend on their wedding, a new Consumer Reports survey found that many of them go over budget, with some even dipping into savings and retirement accounts to pay for the occasion.