Imperial Valley News Center
FTC Closes Investigation into Merger of Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., and The Williams Companies, Inc.
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has withdrawn its acceptance of a proposed consent order that would have required energy company Energy Transfer Equity, L.P., to divest assets in settlement of charges that its proposed acquisition of The Williams Companies would likely harm competition. For reasons unrelated to the Commission’s investigation or the proposed order, ETE terminated its merger agreement with Williams.
Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I extend our congratulations and best wishes to the government and people of Afghanistan on the occasion of Afghanistan’s 97th anniversary of independence on August 19.
DOE Announces Webinars on a Technology Innovation Competition and International Hydrogen Infrastructure
Washington, DC - The Energy Department will present a live webinar titled “JUMP SIEMENS Call for Innovation” on Friday, August 26, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Join this webinar to learn about JUMP, an online community seeking your input for technology innovation. Ideas are now being accepted for the Crowdsourcing Call on the Internet of Things.
Palm Springs, California - The Desert Health Care District Board of Directors voted unanimously to support AB 2414, a bill that will require the Desert Healthcare District, upon voter approval, to expand its territory to include the Eastern Coachella Valley region.
Washington, DC - In April, the White House launched the Fair Chance Business Pledge encouraging companies from across the American economy to take action to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed, including individuals who have had contact with the criminal justice system. The pledge represents a call-to-action for all members of the private sector to improve their communities by eliminating barriers for those with a criminal record and creating a pathway for a second chance.
Washington, DC - Vice President Joe Biden visited Belgrade on August 16 to celebrate and reaffirm the United States’ strong bilateral relationship, our continued commitment to Serbia’s democratic and economic development, and our shared goal of European Union membership for Serbia.
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