Imperial Valley News Center
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring May 2016 as “Small Business Month” in the State of California.
Washington, DC - In Amazon’s Appstore, many apps geared toward kids prompted them to use fictitious currency, like a “boatload of doughnuts” or a “can of stars,” as part of game play. But a federal district court recently agreed with the FTC that Amazon’s practice of charging cold, hard cash for those imaginary items and billing parents and account holders without their express informed consent violates Section 5 of the FTC Act. The Court granted summary judgment on the FTC’s claim that Amazon unfairly billed consumers for unauthorized in-app charges incurred by children.
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of dozens of companies with deceiving consumers by using fake newspaper subscription notices. The FTC seeks to stop the operation and obtain money for return to consumers.
Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz will co-host the seventh U.S.-EU Energy Council meeting on May 4 at the Department of State in Washington, D.C.
Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal will travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh this week.
CDPH Announces Intent to Award California Reducing Disparities Project Implementation Pilot Projects
Sacramento, California - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today announced the intent to award the Implementation Pilot Projects (IPPs) as part of Phase II of the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP). The CRDP aims to reduce mental health disparities across five target populations that include African American, Asian and Pacific Islander, Latino, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ), and Native American communities.