Imperial Valley News
Sacramento, California - Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (Coachella) announced today that $550,000 in tax credits will be awarded to two district companies: United States Gypsum Company, Imperial County and MBC USA, Inc. in Riverside. This California Competes Tax Credit program will assist both companies to add a combined 101 additional full time employees and over $45 million in local investments within the 56th State Assembly District.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "What’s surprising is that anyone is surprised that 2014 was the hottest year on record. The science has been screaming at us for a long, long time. We’ve seen thirteen of the warmest years on record since 2000. Greenhouse gas emissions from human activity are at an all-time high, which we know leads to a warming planet. We’re seeing higher than ever occurrences of extreme weather events like catastrophic droughts, storm surges and torrential rain.
City of Industry, California - A California dietary supplement manufacturer was ordered by a federal court to stop selling its products until the company comes into compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s dietary supplement manufacturing regulations and other requirements listed in the consent decree.
Imperial, California - National columnist Glenn Mollette authors his eleventh book. His recent endeavor is titled, "Grandpa's Store, A Reflection of My Childhood," Published by Johnny House Press, an imprint of Liberty Torch Press in Newburgh, Indiana.
Online Payday Lending Companies to Pay $21 Million to Settle Federal Trade Commission Charges that They Deceived Consumers Nationwide
Washington, DC - Two payday lending companies have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they violated the law by charging consumers undisclosed and inflated fees. Under the proposed settlement, AMG Services, Inc. and MNE Services, Inc. will pay $21 million – the largest FTC recovery in a payday lending case – and will waive another $285 million in charges that were assessed but not collected.
Yokosuka, Japan - The Heritage Committee aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted a ceremony to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, influence and achievements on the ship's mess deck.